Graduation to Adulting: Navigating Identity Protection and Beyond!
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by Nicole Beaudoin
1w ago
Congratulations, graduates! As you gear up for life after high school or college, you’re stepping into a world of exciting firsts—new jobs, new homes, and new adventures. There’s one first you might not have considered: your first identity protection plan. Why is identity protection important? Let’s dive in. Why protecting your identity matters Imagine this: you’re building your credit score, applying for a credit card, or renting your first apartment. These milestones are crucial, but they also make you a prime target for identity theft and fraud. Your credit score is your financial fingerpri ..read more
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Key Insights from the OpenText 2024 Threat Perspective
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by Tyler Moffitt
1w ago
As we navigate through 2024, the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, bringing new challenges for both businesses and individual consumers. The latest OpenText Threat Report provides insight into these changes, offering vital insights that help us prepare and protect ourselves against emerging threats. Here’s what you need to know: The Resilience of Ransomware Ransomware remains a formidable adversary, with groups like LockBit demonstrating an uncanny ability to bounce back even after significant law enforcement actions. Despite a recent crackdown that saw authorities dismantle its infr ..read more
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3 healthcare organizations that are building cyber resilience
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by Olivia Pramas
1M ago
From 2018 to 2023, healthcare data breaches have increased by 93 percent. And ransomware attacks have grown by 278 percent over the same period. Healthcare organizations can’t afford to let preventable breaches slip by. Globally, the average cost of a healthcare data breach has reached $10.93 million. The situation for healthcare organizations may seem bleak. But there is hope. Focus on layering your security posture to focus on threat prevention, protection, and recovery. Check out three healthcare organizations that are strengthening their cyber resilience with layered security tools. 1. Mem ..read more
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5 ways to strengthen healthcare cybersecurity
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by Olivia Pramas
1M ago
Ransomware attacks are targeting healthcare organizations more frequently. The number of costly cyberattacks on US hospitals has doubled. So how do you prevent these attacks? Keep reading to learn five ways you can strengthen security at your organization. But first, let’s find out what’s at stake. Why healthcare needs better cybersecurity Healthcare organizations are especially vulnerable to data breaches because of how much data they hold. And when a breach happens, it creates financial burdens and affects regulatory compliance. On average, the cost of a healthcare data breach globally is $1 ..read more
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Protecting Your Digital Identity: Celebrating Identity Management Day
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by Nicole Beaudoin
1M ago
Mark your calendars for April 9, 2024 The second Tuesday of April marks Identity Management Day — a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of safeguarding your digital identity. But what exactly is identity management, and why do we need a whole day for it? In a world where our lives are increasingly navigated through digital apps and online accounts, understanding and managing our online identities has become paramount. What is identity management? So, what is identity management? Simply put, it’s the practice of ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to your s ..read more
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The Marvels and Challenges of AI
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by Guillaume Pascual
2M ago
Let’s delve into the fascinating world of Artificial intelligence (AI), unpacking its concepts, implications, and real-world applications. Brace yourself for an extended journey through the marvels and challenges of artificial intelligence. Part 1: Unleashing marvels in our digital lives Generative AI and chatbots AI has transcended its sci-fi origins to become an integral part of our daily existence. Let’s explore both the light and the dark sides of this transformative force. 1. Generative AI: fueling creativity Generative AI is a subset of AI, empowering machines to create human-like conten ..read more
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7 Cyber Safety Tips to Outsmart Scammers
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by Nicole Beaudoin
2M ago
Welcome to the wild west of the digital world where cyber scammers lurk around every pixelated corner. Cybercrime isn’t just a futuristic Hollywood plotline, it’s a real threat that targets everyone—from wide-eyed kids to seasoned adults and wise grandparents. And guess what? It’s on the rise faster than your Wi-Fi connection during peak hours (okay, maybe not that fast, but you get the gist). So, hoist the sails as we cruise through the seven seas of cyber safety. Identifying scams Before we dive headfirst into the cyber safety tips, let’s equip ourselves with the ultimate weapon: knowledge ..read more
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9 tips to protect your family against identity theft and credit and bank fraud
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by Guillaume Pascual
3M ago
Did you know that more than nine million Americans have their identity stolen each year? Your data is stored across countless databases for various purposes, making it a prime target for criminals. With access to your personal information, bad actors can drain your bank account and damage your credit—or worse. But that doesn’t mean you and your family have to become victims. By taking the right steps, you and your loved ones can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from identity protection. Check out the nine tips below to discover how you can enable family protection and help prevent identity t ..read more
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Navigating the Web of Romance Scams: A Guide for Businesses and Consumers
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by Tyler Moffitt
3M ago
In the digital age, the quest for love has moved online, but so have the fraudsters, with romance scams reaching record highs. These scams don’t just harm individuals financially and emotionally; they can also pose significant risks to businesses. Let’s explore how these scams work, their impact, and how both businesses and consumers can protect themselves. Understanding Romance Scams Romance scams involve fraudsters creating fake profiles on dating sites, social media platforms, or apps to establish relationships with victims, gain their trust, and eventually, scam them out of money. In 2022 ..read more
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Tax Season Alert: Common scams and cracked software
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by Tyler Moffitt
3M ago
OpenText is committed to providing you with the latest intelligence and tips to safeguard your digital life, especially during high-risk periods like tax season. Our threat analysts are constantly monitor the ebb and flow of various threats. One trend that has recently caught our attention is the notable spike in malware-infected cracked software, particularly as we enter tax season. This post aims to shed light on the dangers of using cracked software, share best practices for a secure tax season, and highlight our latest intelligence on the surge in cracked tax software threats. The Hidden C ..read more
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