passwords

Is it Time to get rid of Passwords?

5/28/19

Today I broke down. I finally got myself a good password manager and put it into place. I know, I know, I know...I've been an awful hypocrite, telling you all to get a password manager and putting off doing it myself. But in my defense, passwords just stink. They are hard to remember, not...

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Microsoft

Microsoft Urging Updates on Old Versions to Prevent Malware Attack

5/15/19

Microsoft is preemptively trying to get ahead of another WannaCry-style malware attack before it hits. Currently, they have released fixes for a Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) vulnerability that could allow "wormable" malware that spreads from computer to computer without...

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Here’s what’s trending in the world of SMB

4/15/19

If you run a small or medium-sized business, you want to be up to speed with the latest tech, trends, and best practices that enable your organization to stay productive and grow, right? WannaCry not dead If you thought the threat of WannaCry ransomware had disappeared, think again....

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Online

5 Ways to Stay Safe Online

2/26/19

With spoofing, smishing, scams, malware and more, the Internet can feel like the Wild Wild West these days. Add in a riot of new IOT devices, from Alexa to iWatches and Internet-connected appliances, and the door to vulnerability has opened us up to even greater risks. On the bright side, with...

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Manufacturing

How Secure is Your Manufacturing Operation?

2/18/19

After the public and finance sectors, the manufacturing industry is the third most targeted by cyber-attacks, as the threat from malicious hackers, cybercriminals and corporate espionage escalate. The fact that industrial processes are increasingly connected - via the Internet of Things (IoT) -...

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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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