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6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know

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Encryption is a hot topic lately, especially as people have growing concerns about data security. If you’re thinking about encrypting your Android, here are some Android phone encryption pros and cons to help you decide what to do. It’s a Security Booster One of the top reasons why many people encrypt their Android devices … + Read More. The post 6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know

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Cyber security is increasingly relevant. The number of data breaches in the U.S. reached 1.2 million in 2018, with over 446.5 million records exposed. The country witnessed the largest data breach in its history when Yahoo revealed that hackers stole data related to at least 500 million accounts. Clearly, it’s critical to keep informed of … + Read More. The post 5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

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5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer

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Computers are great when they work well and intensely frustrating when they don’t. You may have done the same thing that many people do to keep computer-related problems at bay, which is to download and install anti-virus software. That’s a practical first step, but anti-malware software is also beneficial. What’s the Difference Between Anti-Virus and … + Read More. The post 5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019

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Technology has been the hot-to-trot job market for some time now. But not all tech. companies are created equal. If you’re currently pounding pavement looking for new work, it helps to be targeted and have an idea of the type of company you want to work for. Many tech companies have expanded what employees expect … + Read More. The post 5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019 appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity security tech

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Onna is breaking down how the concept of information governance has evolved and ways today’s businesses can develop a holistic framework to keep up with a rapidly accelerating datasphere.

What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking

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As technology advances, more weaknesses and vulnerabilities appear that hackers can use to take advantage of their victims, like phishing, voice hacking and more. Identity theft is one of the most damaging forms of cybercrime, and voice hacking is a subset of that. This kind of attack involves collecting or stealing audio samples that can … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps news security

Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data?

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For years now, maybe even decades, we’ve been living in a digital age. Anything and everything we do is quantified as data. The products we buy and prefer. The websites, apps, and media we consume. The places we go. All this information and more is being parsed into digital files, and it gets fed back … + Read More. The post Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data? appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Big Data Cybersecurity apps gadgets security tech

What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw

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Apple has been in the news a lot lately, and most of the stories are about encryption. It’s currently in a battle with the FBI about adding a back door to its encryption software to allow law enforcement to access files on a locked iPhone, and now the software is coming under fire again. Researchers … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps productivity security

Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking?

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Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to breach a system, through both hardware and software vulnerabilities. That’s why researchers and white hat hackers — the good guys — use pre-emptive measures to find these vulnerabilities. They hack into a system, bring attention to problem areas, and hopefully allow companies to fix the issue in … + Read More. The post Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking? appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack

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You know things are getting pretty bad when government agencies like the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security have experienced data breaches. Hackers were able to collect and make public the data records of nearly 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. Sadly, that’s not the end of it. The same hackers recently published the … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack

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There is one word that strikes fear into the heart of government agencies and firms engaged in dealings of a secretive and questionable nature. Hacktivism” has inspired decentralized groups of hackers dedicated to routing out unlawful espionage, corporate greed and human rights violations wherever they occur. And sometimes other hackers are the target of such … + Read More. The post What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

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The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies.

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Cyber Incidents Disrupt More Schools

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Districts in Connecticut, Florida Among the Latest Targets The start of classroom instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of cyber incidents to disrupt schools this fall.

3 Iranian Hackers Charged With Targeting US Satellite Firms

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DOJ: Hackers Used Social Engineering Techniques, Spear Phishing Three Iranian hackers have been charged in connection with using social engineering and phishing techniques to steal data and intellectual property from U.S. satellite and aerospace companies, according to the Justice Department.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

CISA: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Agencies

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Groups Exploiting Unpatched Vulnerabilities The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hacking groups backed by the Chinese Ministry of State Security are exploiting several unpatched vulnerabilities to target federal agencies

Morgan Stanley Hit With $5 Million Data Breach Suit

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Poor Procedures for Discarding Old Equipment Led to Breach, Lawsuit Alleges A $5 million lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Morgan Stanley, claiming the financial organization failed to properly safeguard personally identifiable information when the company discarded old computer equipment.

Blackbaud Ransomware Victim Count Climbing

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Health Data Breach Tally Shows Impact of Vendor Breach The May ransomware attack on cloud-based fundraising database management vendor Blackbaud continues to rack up victims in the healthcare sector. Here's the latest tally

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian APT Group

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FBI Releases Advisory on Previously Undisclosed Iranian Malware The U.S.

Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

Medical Records Exposed via GitHub Leaks

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Report: 9 Leaks Account for Exposure of PHI for at Least 150,000 Patients Never store hardcoded credentials in code uploaded to public-facing GitHub repositories, and make sure none of your business associates are doing that.

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Bye-Bye Bitcoins: Empire Darknet Market 'Exit Scams'

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Darknet Market Is the Latest to See Administrators Steal Users' Cryptocurrency Message to anyone who placed or fulfilled an order via the world's largest darknet market, Empire, in recent weeks: Say bye-bye to your cryptocurrency.

Iranian Hackers Using LinkedIn, WhatsApp to Target Victims

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Charming Kitten' Threat Group Continues Impersonating Journalists "Charming Kitten," a hacking group with ties to Iran, is now using LinkedIn and WhatsApp messages to contact potential victims and persuade them to visit a phishing page, according to ClearSky.

Does This Exposed Chinese Database Pose a Security Threat?

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ISMG View: Unless There's More To It, Database Appears to be Scraped Public Data A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of multiple media reports, warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Senators Demand More Details on VA Breach

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Lawmakers Say 17,000 Healthcare Providers Affected; VA Disputes Claim Several Senate Democrats are demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about cybersecurity practices after a breach that the VA says exposed data on 46,000 veterans, but which the senators claim also apparently affected 17,000 healthcare providers.

Ransomware Attack at Hospital Leads to Patient's Death

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Attack Reportedly Was Intended to Hit University A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.

Iranian Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Vulnerabilities

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CISA Alert Says 'Pioneer Kitten' Group Targeting U.S. Businesses, Agencies The hacking group "Pioneer Kitten," which has suspected ties to the Iranian government, is taking advantage of several unpatched vulnerabilities and using open source tools to target U.S.

Breach of COVID-19 Test Data Undermines Pandemic Response

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Human Error' Results in 18,000 Individuals' Test Results Being Exposed in Wales What's one of the worst things that can happen during a pandemic? The answer is anything that gives people less reason to trust in their public health system to handle the crisis.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Hackers Use Cloud Monitoring Tool to Install Cryptominers

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Reports: TeamTNT Using Weave Scope Tool to Target Cloud Platforms TeamTNT, a recently uncovered hacking group, is weaponizing Weave Scope, a legitimate cloud monitoring tool, to help install cryptominers in cloud environments, according to reports from Intezer and Microsoft

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Why Darknet Markets Persist

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Ease of Use and Few Alternatives Keep Bringing Users Back Empire is the latest darknet market to "exit scam," meaning administrators ran away with users' cryptocurrency, leaving the market to fail.

AlphaBay Moderator Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

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Bryan Herrell Settled Disputes for the Darknet Marketplace The former moderator of the now-defunct AlphaBay darknet marketplace has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal racketeering charge, according to the U.S. Department of Justice

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Analysis: Cyberthreats in the Educational Sector Worldwide

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Check Point Researchers Identify Increases in DDoS Attacks, Other Threats Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in cyberthreats on the educational sector worldwide since July. DDoS attacks have surged in the U.S., while European institutions have been hit by ransomware

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Another Twitter Hack: This Time, India's Modi Targeted

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Account Associated With Prime Minister Hacked for Apparent Fraud Scam Twitter is investigating the hacking of an account associated with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an apparent cryptocurrency scam, according to news reports.

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Dunkin' Data Breach Settlement Paves the Way for More Suits

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Donut Shop Company Agrees to Issue Refunds, Pay Fines Dunkin' Brands' settlement with the New York state attorney general of a lawsuit tied to a 5-year-old data breach affecting its Perks rewards cardholders could open the door to suits by other states - as well as customers

Russia-Backed Hackers Try to Harvest Office 365 Credentials

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Microsoft Offers More Details on Group's Efforts to Target US Election Campaigns Microsoft is providing additional details about how a hacking group affiliated with Russian military intelligence is attempting to harvest Office 365 credentials associated with election campaigns in the U.S. and U.K.

99 Ransomware Problems - and a Decryptor Ain't One

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Criminals Keep Finding New Ways to Make Ransomware Victims Pay With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.