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Why You Need an Incident Response Plan

Imagine you are a big hotel chain getting ready to close a large acquisition. You're growing at a rapid pace, and everyone knows your name. Your brand reputation lends itself to professionalism and the trust to deliver a well-designed, modern, clean...

The Cyber Dangers of Remote Learning

As if e-learning doesn’t already come with a heaping mound of obstacles for parents, teachers, and children – we must also be extremely cautious and prepared for a cyber-related attack as our educational leaders and kids are doing their best to fit in...

Our Message to You: Stop Using Facebook Messenger

If you’re an avid Facebook user, you more than likely use their convenient Messenger app as well. If that's the case, you may want to begin thinking of alternatives. Unfortunately, their platform is lacking serious security measures that may cost you...

Growing Cybersecurity Trends in 2020

  It’s a year that will never be forgotten – the year that will forever go down as one of the “worst years ever.” Sure, that might be a little dramatic, but we can all agree it has been an interesting roller coaster of events. One event we're seeing...

Time’s Up, TikTok: The Hidden Security Risks

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the social media app, TikTok, by now, yeah? Even if you don’t have the app on your phone or you don’t know much about it, you’ve probably heard of others using it or you’ve seen the videos popping up left and right on your...

An Apple a Day Keeps the Hackers Away

In recent weeks, Apple has announced its bold new security move that will have a positive security impact on everyone. This new security move will be changing how we access our browser and will essentially boost security for all its users – which is...

Staying One Step Ahead of Mobile Security Threats

What’s one of the first things you do when you wake up? A high percentage of individuals will answer “check my phone, “or “check my email,” which is inevitably linked to their mobile device anyway. We get it – it’s easy, and it’s way more convenient...

A Deeper Look Into “Zero Trust” Security Strategy

What exactly is a Zero Trust security strategy? In general, this strategy simply means that not one person is trusted by default to access your secured network – no matter how high up they may be in the company – secured verification is required 24/7...

How to Create a Work Culture of Holistic Risk Awareness

We’ve all been there – or most likely have been – on the receiving end of that annual (or semi-annual) email reminder with the subject line “URGENT: Mandatory Security Training Module.” Most employees may not even bother opening it, but that’s where...

Working Remotely? Beware of These Top Three Online Threats

We’ve been warning our readers of recent, emerging threats since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – and we won’t stop. The cybersecurity risk level has skyrocketed while cybercriminals are leveraging on all things COVID-related. Hackers are...

Changing Work Environments - How Does Your Security Awareness and Training Program Measure Up?

A high percentage of companies and employees have been dealing with it – changing work environments due to COVID-19. Since March, most of us have probably been stationed at home or sheltering somewhere safe as many businesses and offices have closed...

Here, Phishy Phishy: Don’t Get Hooked by Phishing Emails

We all know what phishing emails are, correct? If not, we’re here to break it down for you. Simply put, phishing emails are hacking tactics that are produced by cybercriminals to trick you into opening, downloading or clicking on an infected link via...

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