Seven Tips On Mitigating Cyber Risks To Your Corporate Social Media In 2023
Jan20

Seven Tips On Mitigating Cyber Risks To Your Corporate Social Media In 2023

Threats to corporate social media are evolving along with perpetrators’ social engineering skills at a blistering pace. Sometimes their techniques reach such a high level that even the tech-savvy administrator of a corporate network can’t tell the difference between a scam and the truth.  As many businesses use social media to promote their products and services, these threats are relevant to an extremely large number of...

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Data breaches: A Guide for Malaysian Businesses
Jan10

Data breaches: A Guide for Malaysian Businesses

Over the past several years, Malaysian organisations have increasingly become the targets of vicious cyberattacks with notable data breaches and data leaks continuing to make national headlines.  A data breach is when an organisation’s sensitive, confidential, or protected data is taken from a system without verified authorization and is then usually exposed or sold on the dark web. In the case of ransomware attacks, hackers will...

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Rules For Safe Online Shopping
Dec21

Rules For Safe Online Shopping

  Online shopping is a part of all our lives, and many can no longer imagine their daily routine without it. A couple of clicks, and a delivery guy is already bringing pizza or dog food straight to your door, while movie tickets arrive straight into your inbox. This calls for more, not less vigilance: it’s not only online stores and services that are after your money, but scammers forever scheming how to pick your pocket. Today...

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How Response Planning can help Protect Your Organisation from Cyberattacks
Dec21

How Response Planning can help Protect Your Organisation from Cyberattacks

  This year, Malaysia witnessed some of its biggest cyberattacks. This included a ransomware attack on a well-known local budget airline that saw the personal data of some five million people stolen, the theft of personal data of 22.5 million people from a national registry and a payment gateway data breach. According to Cybersecurity Malaysia, there is an estimated 6,002 cybersecurity incidents reported as of September this...

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Monkey Business: Top 5 SMB Threats to Watch Out for in 2023
Dec13

Monkey Business: Top 5 SMB Threats to Watch Out for in 2023

  There’s a saying that those who own the information own the world. However, speaking about information security, the whole “world” is not enough – so the cybercriminals’ needs are confined to other people’s data, money, after all, business. Don’t think that attackers are in a constant chase for big fortunes or tabloid scandals: as the statistics show, more than 60% of all small and medium businesses have experienced...

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6 Things To Look For In A Messaging App If You’re Concerned About Privacy And Security
Oct18

6 Things To Look For In A Messaging App If You’re Concerned About Privacy And Security

Messaging apps have become an indispensable means of communication, socialisation, and collaboration. They have revolutionised the way we interact with our friends and family, allowing users to not only send messages, but also conveniently share photos, videos, and voice notes. This means that we share some of our most personal moments and information via messaging. The local government has also advised Malaysians to be wary of online...

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Innovative Tech to Unburden Contact Center Employees in Malaysia
Aug26

Innovative Tech to Unburden Contact Center Employees in Malaysia

Covid-19 has driven the acceleration of digital transformation, with companies moving business processes towards a smarter and data-driven future. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) play a big part, allowing organisations to streamline and automate essential functions and improve efficiency. Malaysia’s digital economy is expected to contribute 22.6% of its GDP by 2025; it has prioritized expanding the adoption of...

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How to React When You Found Out Your Data is Compromised
Aug11

How to React When You Found Out Your Data is Compromised

  As we increase our reliance on online shopping, e-commerce companies and online payment service providers will continue to be a prime target for hackers as they often contain a wealth of customer’s data. The key takeaway from this recent incident is that cybercriminals do not look at auspicious timings before acting – the moment they detect any vulnerabilities in your system, they will take immediate action to exploit it. With...

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How to Choose A Right Payment Gateway
Aug04

How to Choose A Right Payment Gateway

  What is a payment gateway? A Payment Gateway is the middle party between your online store and the acquiring bank or acquirer that receives payments from your customers. In other words, once a customer enters their payment details on your website, the payment gateway is responsible for sending payment data securely (using encryption) to the Acquirer to seek payment authorization. Once the payment is authorized, online store...

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Malaysian Executives Assume Their Company Will Never Be Attacked
May23

Malaysian Executives Assume Their Company Will Never Be Attacked

  In the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a major catalyst for businesses to transform digitally, greatly accelerating Malaysia’s digital economy. However, this has also resulted in an increase of targeted cyberattacks and cybercrimes on organisations. Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs revealed in 2021 that more than 20,000 cybercrime cases were reported, totalling losses of RM560 million to the victims....

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