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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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An ounce of pre-mortem is worth a pound of post

August 16, 2017


In a crisis, your brain doesn’t work properly. Your hippocampus, which is responsible for processing memories, hits the stress button and releases cortisol into your system. It then shuts down until there is enough of the chemical circulating in your …

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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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