Data Breach

Are You Prepared for a Data Breach?


Some SMB's like to put their head in the sand when it comes to cybersecurity. Unfortunately, data breaches are a REAL threat that needs to be planned for. Did you know that SMBs have a higher susceptibility of being successfully breached, in comparison to larger corporations? While it seems...

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Password Manager

5 Keys to Using a Password Manager


It's hard enough to remember your passwords much less remember where you wrote them down. A password manager sounds like a brilliant solution.  One simple place to keep all those crazy long gibberish words. Unfortunately, hackers have targeted password manager companies recently too. Is a...

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SIM swapping

SIM Swapping Fraud


This is a eye opening read by Robert Lemos of Symantec on one of the newest scams to watch out for--SIM fraud. Unlike other scams, if hackers can get your phone number ported over they can pretty much get access to all of your accounts. Please be on guard! Typically, the text message comes in...

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Sextortion is Newest Cyber Scam


Bribery and extortion have been around for ages, but sextortion, the newest cyber-con adds a devious twist. While "extortion" is the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats, "sextortion" takes it one step further. Sextortion occurs when someone threatens to...

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Smishing-the New Texting Scam


Most of us are getting better at recognizing a phishing email on our laptop but what about on our smartphone? Yes, it's true...cybercriminals have moved on to create even newer methods of evil and are now terrorizing your phone as well. There’s a special form of spam text that cybercriminals...

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Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Creates New Cyber Risk Center


The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up their fight against cybercrime. Today the DHS announced the development of the National Risk Management Center, a dedicated entity designed to help private industry defend and respond to cyberattacks from around the world. Their primary focus...

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Employee Negligence

Employee Negligence Leads to Cyber Vulnerability


In the era of heightened cyber risk, the personal responsibility of employees has changed. No longer is working hard their only focus, employees are now also responsible to maintain security protocol. Cornell University Law School defines negligence as “a failure to behave with the level of...

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Small Business

Small Business Not Immune From Cyber Attacks


Every time a big corporation gets hacked, the data breach is all over the news. Maybe as a small business you feel a bit removed from the big cyber threats--why would hackers bother to go after the little fish in the pond? Although it might seem like it's just the big fish that get hit from cyber...

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Beware-Your Food Delivery App Might Be Spying on You


Ever feel like someone is watching you? Maybe they are. Researchers from Northeastern have concluded that certain popular apps on your phone may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties. Scared yet? You should be... The researchers found that these...

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The Last Layer Of Security-Your Employees


Cyber security threats continue to increase rapidly in numbers and are taking a financial toll on the unfortunate businesses that suffer a data breach. Lately, hackers have turned away from attacking systems head-on, instead they've realized it’s much easier to find someone who in a moment of...

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