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The Evolution of the Hacker

If you're reading our blogs, chances are you will recall us emphasizing the fact that hackers have evolved through the years making it increasingly challenging to stay ahead of threats. Consider how much has changed since hacking began. You may recall...

"Check the Box" Compliance Isn't Enough

How does your company handle security compliance? Is your approach to security bare minimum or next level? Does your company follow through with recommendations after they check the boxes? Security compliance is a good and necessary starting point for...

Hackers and the Upcoming Election

After the 2016 Presidential Election, many have concerns over voting security. This midterm election will reveal whether the Republicans will remain dominant over the legislative branch or if the Democrats will reign power. There's no doubt that...

Lock Hackers Out of Your Company's Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi technologies have created a world in which we can stay connected almost any time and anywhere. In fact, around the globe Wi-Fi has changed people's attitudes about where, when and how we work. According to researchers, more than two-thirds of...

Insider Threats are Weakening Your Physical Security

Insider threats to a company's physical security are often thought of as malicious insiders. The reality is that most insider threats are a result of well-intended employees who lack awareness about security practices. It is important to work with a...

Catch Email Phishing Attacks Before they Catch You

The million dollar question is: Could you catch email phishing attacks before they catch you? Yes, it's true. A successful phishing attack costs a mid-size company an average of 1.6 million dollars. Having the ability to recognize the signs of a...

Password Check: Are Yours Up to Par?

Most people do not put a lot of consideration into the security of their passwords. People are often concerned with their ability to remember their password, rather than the security they create. Yet, many know the risks of weak passwords and the...

Phone Fraud Taken to a New Level

Beware! There's a new level of phone fraud taking place. What would you do if you showed up for work and by 9:30 a.m. your cell phone rang between 100-150 times? Many go to voicemail but you answer some of the calls in an attempt to determine what is...

Geo-Tracking Employees: Worth the Risk?

Depending on which perspective you are viewing from, might determine whether you support the idea of geo-tracking employees' locations. Controversy over whether this type of tracking arises when considering privacy rights. If employers can video...

How to Respond to a Breach within your Company

Every day we hear of another breach and as they continue to pop up, we become less surprised. Information travels quickly. For example, consider how many stories of breached data you've heard of in the news lately. Most will remember some of the...

Business Email Compromise: Another Way In

An FBI report revealed that business email compromise (BEC) and/or email account compromise is responsible for over 12 million in fraud losses between October 2013 through May 2018. Hackers are always looking for another way in to gain access to...

Could your Password be Hacked?

A password can secure an account and prevent unauthorized usage. Could hackers guess your log-in credentials? In a recent survey of passwords of Western Australian government officials, some interesting password statistics were discovered. Almost...

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