The following are some of the cybersecurity topics we are tracking:
OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders
Windows 10 users can now get additional file protection thanks to Microsoft’s new initiative. Microsoft today began rolling out OneDrive’s new folder protection feature that automatically backs up your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders. This particularly helpful if you are infected by a ransomware as the new folder protection will offer to automatically sync your documents, pictures, and desktop folders to Microsoft’s cloud service. Read more about it on The Verge.
Instagram users are reporting the same bizarre hack
Instagram engineers must be having sleepless nights trying to resolve a bizarre hack attack that changes phone numbers tied to Instagram account making it impossible for the user to recover his/her account. Hundreds of Instagrammers took to social media stating that their Instagram account had been deleted. According to data from the analytics platform Talkwalker, there have been more than 5,000 tweets from 899 accounts mentioning Instagram hacks just in the last seven days. Many of these users have been desperately tweeting at Instagram’s Twitter account for help. Read about the bizarre Instagram hack attack on Mashable.
Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap
Banks and retailers are top sectors that are hit by cyber fraud. Now companies in these sectors are using behavioral biometrics to build millions of user profiles by tracking how they type, swipe, tap when using sites and apps. This will not only help the banks and retailers to fight fraud by weeding out automated attacks and suspicious transactions but also gain insights into your profile and avoid frauds. Read how banks and retailer are building a biometric data bank on the New York Times.
Innovative Ways to Incorporate a Culture of Cybersecurity Into Your Business
Cybersecurity is a prevalent issue that’s received increased attention in many companies lately. And no wonder, since it’s continuously been a hot topic brought to the spotlight by the significant data breaches of the past few years. Read Kim Del Fierro’s article about how you can inculcate a culture of cybersecurity into your organization on Manufacturing.
3 reasons companies fail to assess the scope of a data breach
More often than not, companies fail to grasp the scope of the data breach as soon as it found. Many like Equifax revise the actual data breach numbers months after the data breach was noticed. Lacunae in the rules and regulations allow such companies to get away with it but the end user suffers due to the mismanagement of the data breach. Maria Korolov lists three compelling reasons why companies fail to assess the scope of the data breach on CSO Online.