security

Why You Need a Multi-layered Cyber Security Approach

2/11/19

With a new year ahead, it’s wise to look ahead at some of the new cyber-security laws impacting your business.   One of the more pressing concerns for California business (and it’s a whopper) is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which will take effect in...

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kid's credit

Protecting Your Kid’s Identity

1/02/19

It's a sad day when the identity of a wealthy 70 year-old is less valuable than a newborn, but in today's ramped up cyber crime climate, all bets are off. Why?--A criminal has almost 18 years to manipulate and destroy the tot's credit but the older gent probably keeps a good eye on his credit...

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cyber crime

Cyber Crime Will Cost the World Trillions by 2021

12/20/18

When Frank Abagnale gives you a warning about cyber crime, it's a good idea to listen. Frank W. Abagnale, an FBI consultant for over 40 years and one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents, concurs with the $6 trillion cybercrime damage cost...

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Financial

Cybersecurity-What Financial Exec’s Need to Know

12/18/18

Data breaches cause widespread havoc across an organization. Because a breach's impact is so significant it's imperative to implement across-the-board cybersecurity policies for all departments. Data breaches steal precious time and resources from the day-to-day functions of a business, costing...

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Email Scam

New Terror Email Scam

12/14/18

There’s a new email scam sweeping across the nation using fear to motivate it’s victims into paying a ransom. The scam threatens to detonate a concealed bomb in the user’s place of business. This email is a hoax. Not surprisingly, it originated from Russia, the Russian Federation to...

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Offensive Security Engagements

Why SMB’s Need to Utilize Offensive Security Engagements

11/02/18

My name is Dave Collins and I am a security analyst here at ETGI / DarkHound Security. I’ve previously written about threat actors targeting the small to mid-size business (SMB) space here and now I want to expand on the concepts I covered in that article. Today I want to focus on offensive...

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Tips to Avoid Ransomware

Tips to Avoid Ransomware

10/31/18

Combatting ransomware is always on the forefront of cyber news. This week an article by Joe Merces, the former CIO of the New York City Law Department (the world's largest public sector law firm) and now CEO for Cloud Daddy was published on the best practices for avoiding ransomware. Merces...

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IoT

How to Securely Manage Your IoT Devices

10/30/18

Managing IoT devices is a lot like running a preschool after recess. The toys are all over the place and the kids are going crazy. So how do IT security professionals protect their business from cyber risk and still let the employees have access to all their connected devices? A good place to...

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Cyber Security Best Practices

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

10/19/18

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

10/11/18

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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