It’s all quiet on the cybersecurity front – at least according to industry analysts. Kaspersky noted that Q2 2021 ended with a relative downturn in the number of global cybersecurity attacks, with the ever-popular DDoS attack route experiencing a 38% reduction in total attempts. Despite this, rumblings continue under the surface as analysts look at the impact of vulnerabilities found in DNS hosts and providers across the world. DNS attacks are taking off and having a serious impact on the profitability and safety of businesses across the world, and questions remain over whether new technology can make a serious impact.

The state of play

There is reason to be concerned over the current level and scope of DNS vulnerability exploits and other attacks. DNS attacks rose significantly in the 2020/21 financial year, with 90% of US businesses self-reporting such attacks on their systems. This is largely down to new and sophisticated forms of software and attack vectors that can target DNS in a far more productive manner. Security Week highlights one exploit of AWS Route 53 which, according to their estimates, could be utilized for ‘nation-state’ levels of spying on American businesses. The world has largely wised up to the threat of DDoS attacks – although the cost of protection is often substantial – and that means other forms of attack are seeing innovation. Via DNS is clearly a favored route, at least for the time being.

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The internet is heavily flooded with data. It could take a person several hours, or even days, and a considerable number of cups of coffee to sift through the data and ultimately reach actionable insights.

For businesses leveraging a lot of data for market research, competitive price analysis, and other business applications, sifting through data can be disadvantageous and time consuming. At the same time, cyber-attacks targeting valuable data on various websites are intensifying.

But there’s good news. Implementing web scraping in a business is an easier, more accurate, and affordable way of accessing and analyzing large amounts of data. Additionally, it can enhance cybersecurity.

Investing time and effort into gaining knowledge in python web scraping can enable businesses to easily thwart cyber-attacks.

This article delved into what web scraping is and how knowledge, skills, and experience in python web scraping can enhance cybersecurity. 

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Threats to your business data can be really damaging if you are not careful. But they are completely avoidable when you have the right safeguards in place. If you are wanting to ensure that you can conduct business without a lot of issues along the way, then investing in the right methods will help. 

There are a lot of things that you should consider when it comes to keeping your business data secure. Some of the steps to consider include:

 

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DDoS attacks and other forms of botnet attacks remain some of the biggest cybersecurity challenges that are often the most difficult to defend against. In 2020 and early 2021, the number of DDoS attacks is continuously increasing, and the number of active malicious botnets is also rapidly increasing to a very alarming number. 

With that being said, in this guide, we are going to discuss effective botnet prevention methods to protect your website and network. 

We won’t be able to successfully prevent botnet activities without first understanding what a botnet is and how it works. So, let us begin this guide by discussing the concept of the botnet itself. 

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By 2035, artificial intelligence could double economic growth in Canada and economic growth rates globally. It’s not, however, just legitimate businesses that will take advantage of AI-based tools. Cybercriminals will also exploit the technology to improve their income. 

While there are several ways to do this, deepfakes may pose one of the greatest threats. This article will examine what deepfakes are, the threat they pose, and how you can defend against these attacks. 

How Do Deepfakes Work? 

You’ve already seen what Photoshop can do. You can remove or add elements from photos, completely changing the scene. Deep learning allows AI to take things a step further. The software tracks different aspects of someone’s face and voice and creates a reasonable facsimile.

This video from the BBC is an excellent example of this technology at work. 

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Cloud computing is a simple way for companies to upscale their operations without incurring huge infrastructural costs. Firms currently use an average of 8 clouds and expect this to increase to around 11 by the end of 2023.

The cloud industry is enjoying unprecedented growth and will hit a new high in 2022. Forecasts suggest that the market will be worth a whopping $397 billion by the end of the year. 

What This Growth Means for Your Company

The increasingly competitive market makes it easier for your firm to secure a reasonable rate. As the market grows, we’ll see more cost-effective, innovative solutions coming to the fore. Firms will have more opportunities to save money using these products. 

The downside of the growing cloud industry is the increase in cyber attacks. PayPal, for example, processed transactions worth $936 billion. What self-respecting hacker won’t try to get a piece of that action? 

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In a previous article, we discussed whether the printer you have connected to your computer can be a security risk to your data. A printer, especially a wireless one, is a terminal that can still be utilized by attackers to gain access to your data. We also discussed how to best secure your printer and protect your data better.

In this part, we are going to focus on another part of your computer that could potentially be exploited in attacks: power supply unit or PSU. A PSU, despite being a low-level device in a computer setup, can be exploited to run certain types of attacks. Is your PSU secure? How you prevent relevant types of attacks? Let’s find out, shall we?

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Data security has always been a priority number one for business entities, and this question is topical in modern realities. The COVID-19 pandemic forced employees to turn to remote work, making inroads for cyber attacks. That’s why measures on data protection are necessary for every organization. Today, we do not imagine our lives without online Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft meetings that are very often held using a screen recorder or instant messages. It was reported that as of November 2020, Zoom has 300 million active participants per day.

Most companies have unprotected data and poor cybersecurity practices, and recent research says in 2020, the average cost of a data breach was $3.86 million. You can avoid losses caused by unprotected data by chasing the right protection measures. Most data breaches are related to human error and their unawareness of basic security rules. In this article, you will find practical tips to keep your data safe. 

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Due to cloud services and global connectivity, cybercrimes are increasing with every passage of time. Web services have contributed a lot in spreading your personal information. Your child can be on the verge of cybercrime because of the widespread poor configuration of cloud services paired with other cybercriminals, therefore, discussing cybercrime topics with your kids is important.

Why is it important to create cybercrime awareness among your children?

Those days have been gone when antivirus and firewalls software was your sole measure of security. Now, it is hard for anyone to save their private information to cybersecurity professionals. Because cyber threats can come from any time and from anywhere, it is important to teach your child about simple social engineering scams, like phishing and other security attacks like ransomware and other malware, which are designed for stealing personal data or intellectual property.

According to different GDPR, cybersecurity is nothing to take lightly, and it is applicable at any level of organization and at any system.

Most educational institutions have been switched to online learning platforms to fight against the ongoing pandemic. Hence, with the unprecedented revolution of smartphones, cybersecurity is a dilemma nowadays.

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Numerous companies experienced security breaches throughout the years, exposing their private data to cybercriminals. What some people don’t know is that most of these attacks had printers as their primary targets. Considering that even high-profile companies are at risk, prioritizing printer security would help you reduce your chances of getting hacked and compromising your company data. Here’s why printer security matters when protecting your organization. 

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