How to be proactive with cyber defense at your RIA

It’s good to have an IT team and/or a third-party partner like a managed services provider (MSP) that helps keep your RIA protected against cyberthreats. It is even better to have all stakeholders involved in preventing data breaches. Here’s how everyone can be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity.

Watch out for distributed spam distraction

Most of us get a handful of spam in our email inboxes every day. While spam can be a nuisance, it only takes a few minutes to delete or block it. But if you receive tens of thousands of spam all at the same time, not only will it take you time to deal with it, but they might actually be hiding telltale signs that you’re being attacked by cybercriminals. This tactic is called distributed spam distraction (DSD), and here’s what you need to know about it.
What is DSD?

Researchers uncover new strain of Android malware

The Android operating system (OS) relies on an open-source code that allows users and manufacturers to modify their phones’ or tablets’ OSs. The problem is Android’s open-sourced nature also makes it susceptible to cyberthreats. Recently, security experts found DEFENSOR ID — a new type of Android malware exploiting the system's Accessibility Services.