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Are your employees putting your facility at risk for data breach?

June 27, 2018


It’s been in the news lately how participating in online quizzes can jeopardize your security. These quizzes, which are often found on social media, entice users to share personal data to find out fun, personalized answers. Cyber criminals often use …

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How secure is your phone?

May 16, 2018


When it comes to personal computers, people seem to understand the security risks involved fairly well. Most people have some sort of anti-virus or -malware software on their computers and understand connecting your computer to a free Wi-Fi network can …

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Your Android phone is being targeted for crypto-mining

March 15, 2018


Last year, cybercrime cost the global economy $600 billion. In the US, $11 billion was lost to intellectual property theft, almost $800 million was paid in ransom, and $1 billion was spent in cybersecurity insurance. All those numbers are up …

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The dangers of public WiFi

January 12, 2018


If you or your coworkers spend time traveling, you probably find yourself logging into a public WiFi network at some point — whether in a coffee shop, restaurant, hotel or airport. We’re not ones to unduly push the panic button; …

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How do you know if you’ve been hacked?

December 13, 2017


When you get hacked, it’s not like alarms go off with flashing lights and a PA announcement that we’ve gone to DEFCON 2. (Although, now that we think of it, that would be pretty great, because at least then you’d …

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A close-up on an abstract design of a display, which is warning about a cyber attack. Multiple rows of hexadecimal code are interrupted by red glowing warning text. Part of the display is reflected on a shiny surface. The image can represent a variety of threats in the digital world: data theft, data leak, security breach, intrusion, etc...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Viruses

November 22, 2017


In the videogame called Plague Inc., a player tries to destroy all of humanity by creating a super pathogen. The secret to winning (spoiler alert) is to make your plague hyper infectious but with no obvious symptoms. The minute people …

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Security, Part 12: How Avril Lavigne can ruin your business

October 25, 2017


McAfee recently conducted their 11th annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study with Avril Lavigne topping the list, followed by that scoundrel, Bruno Mars. OK, so neither of these celebrities are actually dangerous, but searching for gossip about them can be dangerous …

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Security, Part 11: Develop an IT recovery plan…or else

July 26, 2017


Here’s a crazy stat for you, courtesy of the Ponemon Institute: 90% of organizations that lose data due to a cyberattack wind up closing their doors in the following two years. We’ve spent a lot of time covering the various …

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Security, Part 10: WannaCry and next generation of ransomware

June 7, 2017


Last month, WannaCry ransomware infected over 350,000 computers in 150 countries, causing havoc across the healthcare industry. In an earlier article, we looked at how to avoid getting infected by ransomware like WannaCry. In light of this recent attack, we …

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