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10/24/2018
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8 Threats That Could Sink Your Company

Security researchers warn of both new and re-emerging threats that can cause serious harm.
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6. Spear-Phishing Attacks
Spear-phishing emails, in which recipients are duped into opening an attachment or following a malicious link, have by far become the most widely used infection vector, employed by 71% of threat actor groups, Symantec's Wueest says. Its popularity underscores how often a typical computer user can be the weakest link in an organization's security. Along with a robust email security solution, Wueest says that educating staff about the dangers of spear-phishing emails and how to spot them will go a long way toward minimizing the significant security events they can cause.
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6. Spear-Phishing Attacks

Spear-phishing emails, in which recipients are duped into opening an attachment or following a malicious link, have by far become the most widely used infection vector, employed by 71% of threat actor groups, Symantecs Wueest says. Its popularity underscores how often a typical computer user can be the weakest link in an organization's security. Along with a robust email security solution, Wueest says that educating staff about the dangers of spear-phishing emails and how to spot them will go a long way toward minimizing the significant security events they can cause.

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MichelleWade
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10/28/2018 | 11:34:57 PM
great
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/29/2018 | 9:24:05 PM
XSS & SMCI
XSS attacks have long been popular, so it only makes sense that Layer 7 attacks are on the rise.

As for supply-chain attacks? Well, just ask Supermicro. Even the allegation based on anonymous sourcing is enough to sink your company's stock!
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12/17/2018 | 1:15:11 AM
Giving chances to threats
We can never escape the clench of internet threats which are evolving alongside technological advancements. The more resources there are, the more opportunities there would be for threats to make progress. From our end, what we can do that is still within our control is to implement precautionary measures as tight as possible to prevent whatever that stil can be done.
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1/16/2019 | 9:12:33 PM
Follow through and maintain!
I actually think that a big portion of poses a threat to your company comes from the lack of follow-through from most companies. Just because you've done a good setup, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't try a bit harder to ensure that a certain level of security is maintained. Hackers improve their skills and you should improve your protection against their evolving tactics...
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