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Sep 23
2015

Ins and Outs of Call Center Security

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Privacy , Online Security , Cyber Security , computer security

Robert Siciliano

Companies that want to employ at-home workers for their call centers to save money and reduce the hassles of office space have to look at security considerations. In addition to thorough vetting of the agents and their equipment, organizations also need to ensure that the security is top-notch. A cloud-based contact center combats these issues. Here are some considerations:

Sep 23
2015

Cheating Website hacked hard

Posted by Robert Siciliano in website hacking , hacking , hacker

Robert Siciliano

Bad guys hacked bad guys. Hmmm, whose side should we take?

Sep 21
2015

How to prepare for Digital Disasters

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online privacy , Digital Security , data security

Robert Siciliano

Editor’s Note: In this week’s guest blog security expert Robert Siciliano explains how to protect your IT systems and your business from hardware failure. To learn more, download our new e-book, “5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about Disaster Recovery.”

Sep 21
2015

10 Ways our Privacy is invaded

Posted by Jessica Hurley in privacy and security , online privacy , data privacy

Jessica Hurley

Once you become active online…and especially once you become “connected” with a smartphone…your privacy will be in sizzling hot demand—and in fact, you can bet that as you read this, it is already being invaded in ways that you couldn’t possibly imagine. Here are some of those ways, provided by wired.com:

Sep 19
2015

Auto Hacking is a real Thing

Posted by Robert Siciliano in hacking , hacker , auto scam

Robert Siciliano

You’ll probably be shocked to learn that last year, thousands of cars with keyless entry technology were stolen in London, says a report from wired.com.

Sep 18
2015

Catfishing Scammer tells all

Posted by Robert Siciliano in scammer , scam , catphishing

Robert Siciliano

Catfishing is when someone creates a phony online account—and not necessarily to scam someone for financial gain. An article on vice.com tells all about a person who’s been catfishing for eight years.

Sep 15
2015

Opportunities in Government for Skilled Security Personnel

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Cyber Security , cyber fraud , cyber criminals

Robert Siciliano

As recent data breaches have shown, cyber attacks are particularly threatening to government entities handling sensitive data like Social Security numbers. Unfortunately, state agencies struggle to hire cybersecurity professionals.

Sep 14
2015

Human error is inevitable: Ways to protect your business

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , data breach

Robert Siciliano

National Preparedness Month is happening right now. It’s the perfect time to take action for you and your community. It’s all about making plans to remain safe, and when disasters do strike, to keep communications going. September 30th is the culmination of NPM, with the National PrepareAthon! Day.

Sep 14
2015

Ransomware Scammers get the Big Bucks

Posted by Robert Siciliano in scammer , ransomware , Malware

Robert Siciliano

It sounds almost like science fiction, even in this cyber age: A thief hacks into your computer and encrypts your files, meaning, scrambles the information so you can’t make sense of any of it. He demands you pay him a big fat payment to “unlock” the encryption or to give you the “key,” which is contained on the thief’s remote server.

Sep 11
2015

Big Bad Hackers taken down

Posted by Robert Siciliano in spam , hacking , hacker

Robert Siciliano

Darkode anyone? Not anymore. This underground bad hackers’ forum was recently demolished by the FBI, says a report on www.justice.gov. The dozen hackers associated with Darkode are facing criminal charges.

Sep 09
2015

Protect your small business against viruses with these tips

Posted by Administrator in Untagged 

Administrator

It is September and it’s National Preparedness Month—a great time to get involved in the safety of your community. Make plans to stay safe, and this includes maintaining ongoing communications. National Preparedness Month culminates September 30th with National PrepareAthon! Day.

Sep 09
2015

Back to school Tech Security for College Students

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Some of us remember college dorm days, when students were envied if they had their own typewriter. These days, college students must have a personal laptop computer, and a smartphone, and their lives revolve around these connected devices.  Such dependency should be proactively protected from loss or theft.  Campus security now means more than just being beware of who might be hiding in the bushes at night.


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