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What is a default gateway?
A default gateway is a real trooper of your network. It deals with the smooth delivery of packets outside the original network. Once you…
What is a subnet mask, and how to find it?
A subnet mask resembles an ordinary Internet Protocol address, consisting of 32 bits separated into four octets. Another way of depicting…
Dictionary attack: do not use words as passwords
A dictionary attack exploits one of the password sins: using actual words. Recent pages in history highlight account security, with…
Strong passwords 101: keep accounts safe easily
Strong passwords will never go out of fashion. Odds are you own dozens of separate accounts, serving distinct purposes and storing personal…
1 in 5 employees fall for phishing emails even after a security training
According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, one-fifth (19.8%) of employees fell for phishing emails even if they have gone through security awareness training.
Global cybersecurity industry faces a workforce gap of 3.12 million in 2020
More than half of the world's population is connected to the internet. Countless new companies pop up every day that use the power of the web to sell their goods and services. In response, cybercrime is also at an all-time high, bringing the need for cybersecurity professionals. Unfortunately, the supply of skilled workers did not keep up with the demand.
Data leaks surge by 1,453% in 5 years to a record 36 billion cases in 2020 alone
With a global pandemic, devastating wildfires, racial tension, and political divide, it is not surprising that 2020 was named the most challenging year in the past decades. The year has been grim for data privacy as well, with leaked personal data records reaching numbers the world has never seen before.
65% of businesses faced one or more insider cyberattacks in the last 12 months
Most cybersecurity landscape data is focused on outsider attacks; however, recent findings reveal that insider threats are becoming more common. Attacks originating from within the company are much more elusive since standard security practices do not work.
Average ransom payout jumped 178% in a year
Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where a criminal encrypts, typically, sensitive files, then threatens to publish them unless a demanded ransom is paid. These attacks reached record-highs in 2020 as employees shifted to remote work, in turn creating more attack vectors for hackers.