Beware of Rental Scams: Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Listings

As the demand for rental properties increases, so does the risk of falling victim to rental scams. Exercise caution when searching for rental accommodation, as scammers have become increasingly sophisticated in their tactics. By altering legitimate ads or creating fake ones, these scammers aim to deceive unsuspecting individuals into providing personal information, security deposits, and…

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How Social Media Misuse Can Harm Your Business

Social media has significantly transformed the way we communicate and do business. However, this growing popularity also comes with potential risks that could cause harm to businesses like yours.  Unfortunately, many organizations remain unaware of these rapidly evolving challenges. In this blog, we will explore the dangers associated with social media and share practical tips…

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5 Ways to Combine Compliance & Cybersecurity Best Practices to Improve Outcomes 

Compliance and security are equally crucial for the seamless operation of your business. Although security is a prime component of compliance, compliance is not the same as security. Both are interconnected but still different. While compliance helps your business meet industry or government regulations, security protects the integrity of your business and its sensitive data.…

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Direct Messages: The Whispering Temptress of Online Predators

One enduring passion I’ve held dear is the quest to aid parents in safeguarding their children within the digital realm. In 2016, driven by this fervour, I conceived Internet Safety University – a bastion for parents seeking to fortify their children’s online defences. As we stand on the precipice of another school year, I am…

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Cybersecurity’s Crystal Ball: Predicting Threats Before They Strike

Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of digital threats, a seismic shift is underway. Leading-edge organizations are no longer content with playing catch-up in cybersecurity. They boldly embrace a transformative approach involving proactive and adaptive cybersecurity measures. Proactivity, the cornerstone of this paradigm shift, represents a seismic departure from traditional reactive approaches. It hinges on the identification…

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Decoding the Digital Menace: Understanding the Evolution of Cyberbullying

The internet, a space once deemed benign, was a journey taken lightly by most. However, today’s digital landscape has evolved into an arena where nothing can be taken for granted. Within this vast expanse, cyberbullying continues as one of the most insidious and pervasive forms of online abuse, commanding the attention of internet safety experts…

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Unlocking the Human Element: The Critical Factor in Cybersecurity

In the intricate dance of cybersecurity, one unpredictable variable stands out: humans.  In our ever-evolving work landscape, marked by flexible arrangements, a revolving door of personnel, and economic-driven outsourcing, the “people problem” looms larger than ever. Security concerns now extend beyond the digital realm to the real risk of confidential information slipping through the fingers…

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Cybersecurity in Your Emergency Preparedness Plan for Business

In an era where technology reigns supreme, integrating cybersecurity into your emergency preparedness plan for your business is no longer optional; it’s a necessity. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the threats to your business’s sensitive data and operations have also grown in complexity. In this blog post, we will explore cybersecurity’s critical role…

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Defending Your Digital Footprint: The Rising Importance of Smartphone Security

Mobile technology has witnessed an unprecedented surge in adoption and capabilities, granting us unfettered access to email, applications, the Internet, and corporate data. Our ability to stay connected with family and colleagues has grown exponentially, accompanied by the continuous expansion of our digital footprint, primarily on laptops and smartphones. However, as technology marches forward, so…

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Four Ways Disasters Fuel Cyberattacks

In all likelihood, your business already faces numerous challenges in today’s tech-driven world. However, the aftermath of an unexpected disaster can push your organization to a breakpoint. This unintentionally creates opportunities for cybercriminals to launch devastating attacks, amplifying the chaos caused by such events. Disaster preparedness should be a top priority for your business —…

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Don’t Forget Cybersecurity in Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

A disaster preparedness plan helps businesses withstand any calamity. However, many businesses are unaware that cybersecurity is crucial for building a robust disaster preparedness plan. By incorporating cybersecurity into your emergency preparedness plan, you can better protect your business during critical incidents and minimize the impact of cyber threats. This will help enhance your business’s…

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Mastering the Psychological Warfare of Phishing and Social Engineering 

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, where Artificial Intelligence (AI) reigns supreme as a defender, the human element remains both a strength and a vulnerability. In this intricate dance between technology and psychology, the art of phishing and social engineering emerges as a potent weapon wielded by adversaries.  To navigate this perilous terrain, employees must…

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The Employee and the Phish: How Hackers Hook Unwitting Employees in Their Nets

In today’s business landscape, employees serve as customers’ first point of contact and play a crucial role in various operations. However, they also unknowingly hold the keys to the front door for hackers. Through phishing schemes and deceptive tactics, hackers exploit human error and curiosity, compromising information systems and assets. Organizations need to train their…

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Enhancing Cybersecurity: Addressing the Human Element

In the pursuit of exploiting network vulnerabilities for malicious purposes, cybercriminals are constantly searching for access points. While deploying robust cybersecurity solutions is crucial, you must not overlook the weakest link in the battle against cybercrime—your employees. With the rise of remote work and decentralized workspaces, businesses must strengthen their cybersecurity strategies to prevent human…

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What scammers want from you — and how to stop them

See Terry’s interview with Tangerine Terry Cutler discusses deceptive practices, including robocalls, where scammers impersonate legitimate institutions to extract personal information or money; Phishing involves fraudulent emails or texts with harmful links, aiming to steal login details or infect devices; how Buyer scams occur on platforms like Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace, featuring counterfeit goods or…

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Cyber Security Today Week in Review

Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week in Review for Friday, August 25th, 2023. Terry Cutler speaks about Zero Trust. Below is a summary of what he talked about on the podcast Zero Trust has garnered considerable attention recently due to its departure from the conventional security approach of trusting devices solely based…

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The Human Firewall: Strengthening Your Defence Against Employee Cyberthreats

To thrive in today’s competitive business landscape, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your employees is crucial. This knowledge allows you to identify areas where additional training, particularly cybersecurity awareness, may be needed. In this blog post, I will categorize the four most common employee cyberthreat traits, enabling you to identify individuals who require extra…

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Cyber-Safe Living: Navigating the Nooks and Crannies of Smart Home Security

In the ever-connected world, smart home devices have surged in popularity, promising convenience, efficiency, and an enhanced living experience. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), our homes have been transformed by integrating smart thermostats, security cameras, voice-controlled assistants, and smart appliances. Yet, amidst this technological advancement and convenience, the pressing concern of cybersecurity risks…

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When Loyalty Fades: Safeguarding Your Organization Against Employee Betrayal in Cyberspace

Protecting your company against the growing threat of ransomware attacks requires more than defending against external hackers. From seasoned HR leaders to new employees, security awareness training plays a crucial role in fostering a culture of defence. It can safeguard your organization against unprecedented ransomware attacks and the danger posed by malicious employees. As reported…

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Shadows of Deceit: Infiltrating the Dark World of Employee Cyber Espionage

In today’s digital age, employee cybersecurity threats pose significant business risks. From unintentional mistakes to malicious intent, understanding and recognizing potential threats within your workforce is crucial. This blog explores the correlation between employee turnover, disgruntled employees, and cybersecurity risks. We will also provide insights on how to identify employees who may pose a threat…

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Don’t Be a Cybercriminal’s Easy Target: Enhance Your Digital Security Today

In today’s ever-connected world, we frequently hear about hacks, ransomware attacks, and data breaches that leave many people receiving alerts about their compromised information.  For instance, Petro-Points members discovered that an unauthorized party had accessed their basic contact information. Similarly, in February, Indigo experienced a ransomware attack, impacting current and former employees’ data. These incidents…

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Why Your Business Needs to Beef Up Employee Security Awareness

We live in an era where organizations are increasingly aware of the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. Despite billions of dollars invested worldwide to fend off cyber threats, cybercriminals still manage to penetrate even the strongest security defences. They relentlessly exploit vulnerabilities with one primary target in mind — employees. Cybercriminals perceive employees as the weakest link…

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Don’t Sabotage Employee Cybersecurity Training With These Common Mistakes

In today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, employee cybersecurity training is crucial. It is the frontline defence against cyberattacks, empowering your workforce to identify and mitigate potential threats. However, to ensure the effectiveness of your training program, you should take all the steps necessary to avoid common mistakes that can undermine your efforts. Let’s uncover these…

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Mac Attack: Atomic Stealer Tricks Users with AppleScript Spoofing

A concerning trend is emerging as cybercriminals increasingly target Apple computers with information-stealing malware. One such macOS infostealer, Atomic Stealer, has recently garnered attention from cybersecurity firm SentinelOne. In May 2023, a new malware version was identified, exhibiting more refined and targeted data-capturing capabilities, specifically focusing on gaming and cryptocurrency users. The primary motive behind…

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The Ever-Present Question of Cybersecurity Outsourcing: Risk Assessment and Management

In the 1990s, the research raised thought-provoking ideas that outsourcing cybersecurity offers benefits such as cost reduction, access to specialized resources, and new business opportunities. On the other hand, skeptics warn of potential drawbacks, including escalating costs, diminished service levels, loss of expertise, and contractual complications. Understanding the Risks IT outsourcing decisions and the contractual…

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Amazon Scams Exposed: Protect Yourself from Sneaky Tactics

In a digital world where scammers are becoming increasingly cunning and innovative, protecting yourself from their deceptive tactics has never been more critical. From sophisticated tactics to exploiting advanced technologies, these fraudsters relentlessly try to trick unsuspecting individuals. As an Amazon user, you must know how to spot and evade these scams effectively. So, let’s…

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Beware of Scam Sites: Protecting Yourself from Widespread Brand Impersonation Campaigns

Online shopping has become a convenient and popular way to make purchases. However, with the rise of brand impersonation campaigns, it has become increasingly challenging to distinguish between genuine and fraudulent websites. These campaigns, targeting popular apparel, footwear, and clothing brands, have exploited unsuspecting consumers, tricking them into providing sensitive information on fake websites. In…

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Harnessing the Power of Outsourcing: Unleashing the Benefits of Cybersecurity

Today, businesses face unprecedented cybersecurity challenges. To stay ahead of threats, many organizations are turning to a game-changing solution: outsourcing their cybersecurity needs. This blog will explore the transformative benefits of outsourcing your cybersecurity operations and how it can help your business thrive in the face of ever-growing risks. 1. Enhanced Expertise and Cutting-Edge Technology …

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Safeguarding Against AI-Powered Hackers: Four Essential Protection Recommendations for the Average Consumer

With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), hackers have found new and sophisticated ways to exploit vulnerabilities and compromise the security of individuals. Protecting ourselves from AI-powered hackers has become more crucial than ever. Fortunately, the average consumer can significantly minimize their risk by adopting a proactive approach and implementing certain security measures. This…

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Busting Myths: The Truth Behind Outsourced Cybersecurity Services

Welcome to the thrilling era of business in the fast-paced, digital realm! In this dynamic world, your company’s Cybersecurity infrastructure demands are constantly skyrocketing. But fear not, for there’s an exhilarating solution that will empower your organization to conquer these challenges head-on.  Picture this: by embracing the boundless possibilities of outsourced Cybersecurity services and placing…

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Long-Term Romance Scams: Unveiling the Deceptive Web of Love

As the plague of romance scams continues to haunt unsuspecting victims, it’s getting worse. In this elaborate scheme, scammers invest weeks, months and even years in building trust, transforming themselves into non-committal pen pals and friendly chat buddies. These scammers are skilled in deception, slowly luring their victims into their traps. The ultimate goal? To…

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From Zero to Hero: How Outsourced Cybersecurity Can Transform Your Digital Defence

Most businesses rely heavily on technology to streamline their operations and stay ahead of the competition. However, managing an entire Cybersecurity infrastructure in-house can be overwhelming and costly. That’s where outsourcing Cybersecurity services comes into play. By partnering with a reliable and efficient outsourced Cybersecurity provider, you can offload the complexities of managing your technology…

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Unmasking the even Darker Side of Romance: AI Hackers in the World of Love

In online romance, finding love has become a precarious dance with the unknown. As technology evolves, so do the tactics of scammers and fraudsters. In recent years, a new sinister force has emerged: AI hackers infiltrating the world of romance scams. These sophisticated virtual predators employ artificial intelligence (AI) to deceive unsuspecting victims, leaving shattered…

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Think Before You Pink: The Danger Lurking in the Latest WhatsApp Scam

In the ever-evolving landscape of online scams, a new WhatsApp scam has emerged, targeting Android users and posing a significant threat to their privacy and security. The WhatsApp Pink scam is a cunning phishing campaign that tricks users into downloading a fraudulent application promising an enhanced version of WhatsApp with a beautiful pink interface. With…

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The Future of Cybersecurity: How AI is Revolutionizing Threat Detection and Response

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to significantly transform the cybersecurity field. With the rapid advancements in AI technology, there are several vital reasons AI could profoundly impact cybersecurity practices and defences. This article will explore how AI could change cybersecurity in the coming years. Firstly, AI can enhance threat detection and response. Traditional cybersecurity…

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Think Like a Hacker: Penetration Testing as a Defense Strategy

As a business owner, you may wonder why anyone would want to hack your organization. However, unbeknownst to you, hackers could have been infiltrating your system for an extended period, silently wreaking havoc on your operations. It might be too late to prevent significant damage when their presence is discovered.  That’s where the expertise of…

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Monitoring Your Children’s Online Activities During the Summer

At Cyology Labs, we firmly believe that implementing structured surveillance of your children’s online activities and setting limits on their internet usage is crucial for their protection. However, there are always differing opinions on whether tracking, monitoring, and checking their online behaviour is acceptable. Some parents are encouraged to go beyond protective instincts and resort…

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The Unseen Threat: How AI in 1990s Cyberattacks Could Have Altered the Digital Landscape

The availability of artificial intelligence (AI) for use in cyberattacks during the 1990s would have had significant implications for the digital landscape. While it’s important to note that AI was not as advanced as today, let’s explore some potential scenarios and their possible consequences. It is essential to remember that this speculative scenario is based…

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How AI Empowers Everyday Consumers by Safeguarding Against Hackers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is stepping in as a powerful ally to protect everyday consumers from the clutches of hackers. This blog post will explore how AI plays a pivotal role in safeguarding individuals, ensuring their digital privacy, and enhancing their online security. Robust Threat Detection: Enhanced Email and Web Security: Personalized Behavioral Analysis: Intelligent Password…

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The Shield of AI: How Artificial Intelligence Protects Businesses from Hackers

The battle between businesses and hackers intensifies in an increasingly interconnected and digitized world. As cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated and pervasive, organizations are turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a powerful tool to bolster their defences.  This blog post will explore how AI is vital in protecting businesses from hackers, enabling them to safeguard…

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Unlocking Protection: How IT Service Providers Shield Businesses from AI-Driven Cybercrimes

While artificial intelligence (AI) has many benefits for businesses, it has also created new vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit to carry out complex cyberattacks that are difficult to detect and mitigate. Using AI, hackers can create convincing phishing emails that bypass spam filters. Similarly, cybercriminals can leverage AI to manipulate security systems and gain unauthorized…

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Mastering AI Integration: Best Practices for Boosting Efficiency and Profitability

Artificial intelligence (AI) can help organizations like yours gain an edge in today’s highly competitive business landscape by increasing efficiency, productivity and profitability. You can improve customer service, enhance marketing efforts, optimize inventory management, streamline sales processes and more. Implementing AI requires a strategic approach to ensure that it delivers the intended benefits while being…

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Closing the Gap: FRX Thwarts Scammer Withdrawals and Transfers

Australia’s banks, facing mounting pressure, have introduced an innovative tool to combat fraudulent transactions to protect customers from increasingly sophisticated scams. Here are some key highlights: Fraud Reporting Exchange  Scammers commonly target victims using bank transfers as the preferred method of payment. To combat this, banks are implementing a near real-time reporting system to prevent…

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Swiftly Outsmart Ticket Scammers: Protecting Yourself During The Eras Tour 

…or any high-profile tour or event. As the highly anticipated Taylor Swift Canadian concert tour approaches, fans are hunting for tickets. But amidst the excitement, staying vigilant and protecting yourself from ticket scams is crucial. Let’s learn from a cautionary tale and gain valuable advice to ensure a scam-free ticket-buying experience. Picture this: A fan,…

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