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Dec 15, 2018
SC Media

We hear horror stories about users clicking on some malware-enabled payload and suddenly all of the codes for their hardware security fobs are stolen or a business email compromise (CEO fraud) attack has been launched. Unfortunately, these stories are true. Phishing and its cousins—spear phishing, vishing, smishing, pharming, and whaling—are all serious security concerns, but are they cyber-Armageddon? This special report focuses on the realities of phishing and recommends defenses you can use to reduce your risk and make it a less profitable business for the attackers.

Dec 3, 2018
Dark Reading

They're also honoring unsubscribe requests as soon as they're made, according to the Online Trust Alliance.

A survey of North America's top 200 retailers released this week by the Internet Society's Online Trust Alliance found they have made great progress in managing emails on their websites.

In fact, 84% of retailers have clear and conspicuous unsubscribe links on their websites, says Jeff Wilbur, the OTA's technical director.

Nov 28, 2018

Except for some backsliding, most retailers are better than they were at handling email unsubscribes and complying with national laws.

A full 74% now qualify as “Best in Class” -- attaining scores of 80% or more, according to the 2018 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA).

Nov 25, 2018

Suddenly it’s the season of peace and  joy and goodwill toward men, but last week the world was filled with scammers as well. And they just don’t seem to get that holiday feeling.

The Internet Society and Consumers International are warning holiday shoppers about dangers lurking within Internet-connected devices.

Nov 13, 2018

"For the people that create the machinery -- for example, a toothbrush -- they've been creating a toothbrush and have been presumably been subject to safety and security measures for a toothbrush.

Nov 12, 2018

Despite growing concerns about the safety and security of the Internet of Things, companies are still cranking out connected devices with insecurities, from baby monitors to drones. All too often, companies aren’t required to maintain the security of their devices.

Oct 30, 2018
IoT For All

Cybersecurity problems are an evergreen topic for security stack vendors and a nightmare for enterprises. IoT security adds another layer of complexity as it involves thousands (sometimes millions) of devices. It’s vital to have a good security strategy prior to deploying new IoT systems.

Oct 29, 2018
IT World Canada

Making sure your employees are following best computer security practices and company policies is a daunting task.

As Cyber Security Awareness Month draws to a close we talked to a number experts about what they’ve learned. Here are their tips:

Oct 23, 2018
ITSP Magazine

It was about time that The Cyber Society met The Internet Society. Sounds like we have at least one thing in common: we think about the present and future of our lives in this digitally connected world.

Oct 22, 2018

Social engineering scams are often used by hackers who want to gain access to systems because technological security is so advanced. People tend to be much easier to manipulate, and many will give help to someone posing as a colleague or even an online advisor simply because it is the socially acceptable thing to do. In other words, people are much more vulnerable because, ironically, we want to help.