Cybersecurity Weekly: 10.20.23

This week’s top picks in Cybersecurity-focused headlines…

20 Years Of Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Leveling Up The Basics

“Even on its 20th anniversary, CSAM continues to push the same advice that we’ve seen for the last several years. I expect we’ll continue to see these best practices persist years into the future, as well—and for good reason. Strong passwords, MFA, software updates and the ability to detect phishing attacks are foundational practices that every security team, no matter how big or small, should be adopting.”


QR Codes Used In 22% of Phishing Attacks

“The study, published today and conducted in 38 organizations across nine industries and 125 countries, revealed that 22% of phishing attacks in the first weeks of October 2023 used QR codes to deliver malicious payloads.”


 3 Mistakes Experts Often See In Zero-Trust Initiatives

“The zero-trust security model offers greater protection against remote exploitation than traditional perimeter-based security because it requires every user and device that accesses a network to authenticate identity and authorization. The approach was implemented by the Department of Defense and other highly secure environments in 2020, but the model has rapidly gained adherents across many industries since that time.”


Doubling Your Account Security With Multi-Factor Authentication

“Two layers of account security—a long, unique password combined with multi-factor authentication (MFA)—help make a potential compromise more difficult by increasing barriers to unauthorized network access. How can an organization facilitate this boost to online security?”


Endpoint Security In The Cloud: What You Need To Know

“Endpoint security is now one of the major concerns for businesses across the world. With ever-increasing incidents of data thefts and security breaches, it has become essential for companies to use efficient endpoint security for all their endpoints to prevent any loss of data. Security breaches can lead to billions of dollars worth of loss, not to mention the negative press in the business world.”


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