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5 ‘How-To’ Hints for Improving Technology for LA Investment Advisors

In one form or another, technology plays an integral role in the daily grind for any modern registered investment advisor. Having up-to-date technology can not only help your firm operate more effectively and efficiently, but it also helps to ...

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Pa$$w0rds and the Dark Web

Coming up with a strong password is way too hard. And it's so hard to remember all of them. So the easier they are, the easier they are for me to remember. And with all the web sites I visit, I try to make them all the same so that they're easier to ...

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Top 11 Questions for Vetting Your IT Service Provider

I've met with many potential clients over the years. However, it's rare that I hear a new question. Unfortunately, what I usually hear is the wrong set of questions. The questions that these clients ask often reveal how their previous company failed ...

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The Tell Tale Signs of Social Engineering

The Tell Tale Signs of Social Engineering

It's scary to think that it's much easier for an attacker to exploit a victim’s natural inclination to trust than it is to find ways to hack their systems. Organizations can avoid many attacks by properly training employees on social engineering ...

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I Don't Need No Stinking Security - Wrong!

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive,” wrote Andy Grove, former CEO of semiconductor giant Intel. And in today’s connected world, a little healthy dose of paranoia might save you from serious damage that ...

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Are There KRACKs in Your Wireless Network Security

Are There KRACKs in Your Wireless Network Security?

Every so often a vulnerability is identified that is so pervasive that it jumps to the head of the line in needing to be addressed.  One of the most recent examples of this is the KRACK vulnerability. Dutch security researchers made public their ...

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Looking Back on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

These days, it's all about security. Or to be more precise - Cyber Security. And dare I say - rightly so. October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time for people in every industry to concentrate on safety for their electronic assets. ...

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Beware the Bad Rabbit (Ransomware)

Beware the Bad Rabbit (The Latest Rascally Ransomware)

Here we go again. And I'm not talking about that rascally rabbit Bugs Bunny acting up. On Tuesday, a new strand of ransomware named Bad Rabbit appeared in Russia and the Ukraine and spread throughout the day. It first was found after attacking ...

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13 Key Cyber Security Threats

Businesses of all sizes face a wide variety of cyber security threats, ranging from seemingly innocuous incursions like spam to highly targeted email attacks that can create major breaches of sensitive or confidential information. The first step in ...

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Our Shared Responsibility - National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Week 2

NCSAM’s annual overarching theme is “Our Shared Responsibility.” Because no individual, business or government entity is solely responsible for securing the internet, everyone must play a role in protecting their part of cyberspace. Every ...

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Week 1

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the information they need to stay safer and more secure online.  2017 ...

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