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Employees should Watch out for Tabnabbing

We pride ourselves on multi-tasking and taking on many roles. We often get to work and start the day by opening various tabs online so that we can seamlessly hop from one task to the next. Think about how many accounts one might log into...

Why You Should Care About GDPR

What is General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)? GDPR is a regulation set by the European Union (EU) government leaders. Its intention is to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU by May 25, 2018.

Vishing: Watch out for Scare Tactics

Vishing is a common method of social engineering. Think about how many times you've received an offer over the phone that sounded too good to be true. For instance, just last week I listened to a voicemail from a relative insisting that legal action...

PCI compliance leads to Increased Sales

According to the 2017 Verizon Report, 80% of organizations are still not compliant with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) and only 29% of them are compliant one year after validation. With technology moving quickly, compliance...

What is IT Security worth without Physical Security?

Recently, a young child found a gun in his nap bag that was accidentally brought into the childcare center. Stories about failures of physical security are popping up every day. If there were a policy put into place beforehand prohibiting any type of...

Why is FERPA Important?

One could easily spend $25,000.00 per year for in-state tuition. With that kind of price tag, most consumers expect their FERPA rights to be protected. Is your university at risk? Many universities are under staffed and under resourced resulting in...

Are Application Permission Creeps Compromising your Business Data?

  "You are a superwoman. You've remembered to wish you dear friend "Happy Birthday" on Facebook, added a few connections from LINKEDIN, logged consumed calories on your fitness app and texted back and forth with a couple clients to confirm appointment...

Are Your Teens Safe Online?

"It's 11pm and you decide to check in on your 15 year old daughter before you call it a night. As you make small talk, you realize she's fully engaged in her phone bouncing from Snapchat to Instagram to Twitter. Her phone is blowing up with snaps and...

How Well is Your Bank Protected?

One day I logged into my bank account and found an extra deposit of $12,741.00. Immediately, I realized there was a mistake and I would have to contact my financial institution. This experience made me think of how one small human error could have a...

Don't be Fooled by a Shark Posing as a Fish

You are innocently having fun with your kids trying to figure out what your royal wedding name would be, meanwhile hackers are gathering useful information from you. By revealing these three things: a grandparent’s name, the street you grew up on, and...

ISPs Watching You Watching Me

I was recently looking online for a used car to cruise through downtown. After a couple of days of indecision, I decided against getting a car and just relying on my current rusty but trusty for another couple years. As a result of my search though,...

Don’t Get Scammed by Skimmers

Recently there have been several incidents of skimmers being found on ATM’s in my local area. Gas station pumps are another common place for skimmers to be placed. Let’s talk about how to recognize these.

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