Cyber Security Best Practices

The Majority of Users Don’t Know Cyber Security Best Practices


Cyber Security Best Practices: According to KnowBe4 and new data from MediaPRO’s third annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, users are less prepared this year to address the risk of cyberthreat. With the threat of cyber attacks increasing, organizations would like to think...

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Information Pivacy

California Passes New Information Privacy Law


California is stepping up it's game in cybersecurity to protect your identity. The CA legislature recently passed the "Information Privacy: Connected Devices" bill that will come into effect on January 1, 2020. The bill will require a manufacturer of a connected device to equip the device with...

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Online Reputation

Protecting Your Online Reputation


In the days of old, maintaining a good reputation boiled down to good service. Do a job well and people will refer their friends and colleagues. Today, not so much.  Social media and the internet have added an extra layer of complexity. Does your brand hold weight in the digital world? Do your...

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Credential Scams Growing

Credential Scams Growing


Love them or hate them but passwords are a twentieth-century solution to a twenty-first century problem. And Hackers are exploiting our human tendency to pick the easiest passwords that we can remember. Kids, dogs, birthdays...sound familiar? The Apple Credential Scam continues to roll...

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Facebook Breach

Do you Facebook?


With 800 million users worldwide, Facebook has been breached again. On September 16, 2018, Facebook noticed unusual spike of users accessing the social media giant and started an internal investigation. On September 25, 2018, the Facebook engineering team had discovered that hackers had...

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Why Paying Ransomware Makes You a Repeat Customer


SMB's often assume they're not a likely target of cybercrime. As I've suggested before, this couldn't be further than the truth. Cyber attacks on smaller organizations can be devastating, and recent surveys suggest just how common they can be. According to Hiscox Insurance, at least half of the...

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payroll diversion

New Cyber Scam To Obtain Employee Credentials To Conduct Payroll Diversion


HR watch out! Cybercriminals are utilizing social engineering techniques to obtain employee credentials to conduct payroll diversion The FBI issued a public service announcement last week regarding new criminal campaigns that target the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of...

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macOS Mojave

Are you ready for macOS Mojave?


It’s that time of year again when leaves fall from the trees, football reigns supreme, and most importantly, when Apple releases its next version of macOS to the public. But what can you expect from this next OS release? Does it live up to the Apple hype? macOS Mojave, 10.14, will pack a few...

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How to Spot a Spoofed Email


Question:  A friend contacted me and said he received a “this might be of interest” email from me and suggested I was hacked. I checked around but none of my other friends in my contacts got it. Is there a way to verify I have been hacked before I go through the pain of changing my primary...

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The Reality of Identity Theft


It's a bad day as a business owner when your IT guy walks in and tells you your system has been breached. Crucial data has disappeared. Your customer's information has been stolen. Passwords breached. Identity theft is your new reality. What now? Panic sets in. Unfortunately, despite our...

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