5 Ways to Stay Safe Online


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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How Secure is Your Manufacturing Operation?


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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Why You Need a Multi-layered Cyber Security Approach


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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Offensive Security Engagements

Why SMB’s Need to Utilize Offensive Security Engagements


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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Accounting Firms

Accounting Firms are Big Target for Hackers


Over the past few years cyberattacks have left no industry unscathed. Of the 78,617 business and email account compromise scams, 41,058 occurred in the United States. The costs resulted in companies suffering $2.9 billion in losses from October 2013 to May 2018. Globally, cyber-crime is expected to...

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Door Bell

Your Fancy New Doorbell is Easily Hacked


Who knew your doorbell could be hacked? According to the Department of Homeland Security and new research by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), off-the-shelf devices that include baby monitors, home security cameras, doorbells, and thermostats were easy to remotely hijack by cyber...

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New Cyber Threat Report


"Make no mistake, we are in a global cyber arms race. But it can’t be won alone: we are in this together."-Bill O'Conner, President and CEO of Sonicwall This collaborative approach towards cyber security is why SonicWALL is sharing its 2018 Cyber Threat Report. Their detailed research,...

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SamSam Virus Shuts Down 2000 Computers at Colorado Department of Transportation


SamSam Virus: Colorado Department of Transportation employees were booted off their computers and forced to use old school methods of communication(AKA pen and paper) on Wednesday after a destructive ransomware virus encrypted their files and requested bitcoin for their return. Security officials...

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Can You Have Trusted Security and BYOD?


Bring Your Own Device or “BYOD” as it is more commonly referred as, means a company allows their employees to use their personal communication devices for work-related activities. It’s a move that not only can cut expenses, but enhances and improves employee productivity. In a study by Tech...

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Phishing Attacks

How to Stop Phishing Attacks Impacting Your Business


Phishing attacks have been around since the 1990s, but they’re still causing trouble for businesses across the globe. All it takes is one misplaced click from an unwary employee to give attackers the keys to your most sensitive data, or cause mass service outages. It's crucial to understand how...

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