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Bring Your Own Device: A Luxury or a Nightmare?

Flexibility in the workplace can be a beautiful thing, but companies should carefully weigh the security risks associated with allowing "Bring Your Own Device." In addition, employees should be fully aware of the potential ramifications. For example,...

Webcam and Audio Hacked

As you have probably heard, Apple disabled its Group FaceTime feature to fix a security flaw that was discovered. The security flaw allowed someone using Group FaceTime to listen in on the call recipient's microphone even if the call recipient did...

Four Risks and Solutions when using QR Codes

Today’s technology provides hackers countless ways to gain unauthorized access to private and sensitive information. News of breaches and cyberattacks are far too common and over the past two years over 100 million Americans have been impacted....

The Shutdown affects Businesses' Cybersecurity

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history sparks several concerns, including implications to cybersecurity. Starting on December 21, 2018 and still going, we have reached day 27. With 800,000 federal workers affected, many wonder how long this...

Cloud Services Security also Falls on You

There is a huge rise in the use of cloud security services as well as cloud-related security incidents and breaches. Cloud services are not going away and for good reason. They offer many benefits including improved data scalability. Even the U.S....

SIM Swap Attacks are Trending

Imagine you haven't received any phone calls lately and consequently learn that your phone is out of commission. You stopped receiving text messages and phone calls. What would you think? Would you suspect that you are victim of a SIM Swap Attack?...

2018's Major Breaches

Just like that, 2018 has come to an end. As we start to embrace the new year and our improved cybersecurity plans, let's recap some of the major breaches of 2018. Although we cannot change the past, understanding the vulnerabilities and major...

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 reputation and name lends itself to professionalism and the trust to deliver a well-designed, modern,...

Social Engineering Takes on Many Shapes

Social Engineering takes on many forms including face to face, over the phone, in emails and through the mail. Some might refer to social engineering as scams or con-artists or think of famous movies like "Ocean's Eleven", but social engineering...

HTTPS: "Secure" Doesn't Always Mean "Secure"

Visualize yourself standing in the middle of a crowd shouting out your personally identifiable information, your credit/debit card number and your home address. No one would ever risk doing this, because odds are in that crowd stands an opportunist...

Cybersecurity ROI - Overcome These 5 Challenges Before Facing Your Board

Convince your board of directors you can show the Return on Investment (ROI) of engagement in cybersecurity services. It seems simple enough. Get to the point. Show how investing in loss prevention services like cybersecurity will save your company...

Create a Top-Down Culture

The philosophy of creating a top-down security-minded culture at work makes perfect sense. How many times have you heard the saying "practice what you preach"? Often I think of parents and school teachers creating this type of top-down culture to be...

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