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How To Secure Your Social Media Accounts

Almost everyone uses social media daily, whether it be for work, school, entertainment, or for connecting with friends and family. Many people have important information within their accounts regarding their name, age, where they live, who their...

What You Probably Didn’t Know About SMS Two-Factor Authentication

COVID has likely changed your life a great deal and presented you with many unexpected challenges. On top of that, hacks and scams have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. It is sad to see nefarious actors taking advantage of vulnerable...

85% of CISOs Sacrificed Security to Move to Remote Work Quickly

When the pandemic hit the world, organizations were scrambling to get their employees prepared for working remotely. That created a major headache for IT teams as well as Chief Information Security Officers (CISO). The sudden change left security on...

Insider Threats to Blame for Shopify's Recent Breach

E-commerce company Shopify recently suffered a data breach, but it wasn't the result of some outside attackers at work. No, in fact, the threat came from within. Two rogue support workers with Shopify were working together to steal customer data,...

Universal Health Services Falls Victim to Ransomware

Recently, one of the largest healthcare service providers, Universal Health Services, suffered a ransomware attack against multiple locations around the United States. According to UHS employees, locations in California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and...

Cyberattacks Targeting Schools Are on the Rise

The start of the 2020 school year has brought with it many challenges, one of which being the closure of many public and private schools. The closure of schools has left a large population of students having to adapt to virtual learning. Increasingly,...

Ransomware Turns Cobalt Strike Into an Attack Vector

This past summer, Skybox Security published a mid-year update to its 2020 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report which analyzed the threats and vulnerabilities at work during the first half of the year and how they’ve been exacerbated by the COVID-19...

Best Practices to Keep Your “Smart” Home Security Cameras Secure

"Home is where the heart is," a saying almost universally accepted no matter where you’re from, but why is this? Is it your dog, cat, fridge full of food, big screen TV, or comfy recliner? I argue that home is where the heart is because of privacy....

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...

Remote Work Security Checklist

Whether you've been working remotely for a while or just recently began navigating the tricky waters of Zoom meetings and home-office setups, it's always a good time to check and double-check that you're being as secure as possible. Remote workers...

This Golden Rule Will Make You (Almost) Scam-Proof

Social engineering attacks and scams are part of daily life in this technology age, and they are here to stay whether you like it or not. This is evident in the mandatory training surrounding social engineering that most companies require their...

Netflix Users Beware – Coronavirus Opens the Floodgates for Scamming

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in several chain reactions, one of which, unsurprisingly, involves the surge in Netflix subscribers during the lockdown. Quarter 2 saw the streaming service boast a record-breaking 10.1 million new subscribers, a...

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