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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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Equifax Hack: What Do We Do Now?

By now we all know that Equifax suffered a historic data breach with criminals gaining access to sensitive personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.  "Gaining access" is the political correct way of saying they were stolen. In ...

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Equifax Hack: We're All at Risk

Here we go again. And one can argue that this time it's one of the most impactful breaches yet. It's hard to believe we're talking about another grand security breach - and perhaps the likes of which we've never seen before. My fear is we're getting ...

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Warning: This Week's Biggest Phishing Scams

Phishing attempts are getting more and more brazen. And lately they're going after our heart strings trying to get in between the logical part of our brain and the emotional part of our heart to get us to click without thinking first.   This week ...

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What To Do When You're Hit With Ransomware

Ransomware. The word alone should send chills down the spine of any IT professional. And any business owner or operator as well. But, before we dive in to what to do when you're hit with ransomware, let's first start out with some of the clues that ...

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What is NotPetya and Why Does it Matter?

Here we go again.  Although, this time with a little different twist. After careful review, the cyber security community has come to the conclusion that with the latest cyber attack, NotPetya, we're not simply dealing with ransomware but rather ...

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Hands Down The Best Cyber Security Investment

With everything happening on the cyber security front these days, what is a business to do? There's ransomware (which may or may not be considered a security "breach"), malware, hacks, and threats all over the place. At the same time, there are so ...

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SEC Alerts Advisers on WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattacks

In the wake of the pervasive "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack over the past few days, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cybersecurity alert on Wednesday to broker-dealers, advisers and investment funds with a number of ...

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Ransomware is Really This Easy!

Ever wonder why we're beating the drum so loudly about doing all you can to protect yourself from ransomware these days? Let's skip over how incredibly damaging getting hit can be. Let's forget about the Russian hacking of emails. Forget about some ...

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Massive Phishing Attack Targets Millions of Gmail Users

Google confirmed the validity of the latest phishing attack which targets Gmail users. This attack seeks to gain control of users' email histories and then spread itself to all of their contacts. The worm arrives in users' inboxes posing as an email ...

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