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Nov 16
2015

Best practices for BYOD data storage

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in data security , data protection , data privacy , data breach

Cinthia Pilar

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has in some ways saved companies money, but in other ways put customer data at risk. Employees are onsite, telecommuting or traveling on business. This means their devices, and company data could be anywhere at any given moment.

Nov 12
2015

Eight security tips for travelers with laptop

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , laptop security

Robert Siciliano

These days, who doesn’t travel with their laptop? But commonality doesn’t make it inherently safe for your sensitive information that’s stored in the device. In fact, traveling with your laptop is inherently unsecure.

Nov 11
2015

Infrastructures under attack

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Online Security , online scams , online safety , Cyber Security

Jessica Hurley

It’s been stated more than once that WWIII will most likely be cyber-based, such as dismantling a country’s entire infrastructure via cyber weapons. And don’t think for a moment this doesn’t mean murdering people.

Nov 10
2015

How to avoid Online Fundraising Scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online scams , online privacy

Robert Siciliano

You’ve probably heard of the gofundme.com site, where all sorts of stories are posted of people seeking donations. Some are tragic, others are trite. You may be touched by a particular story, perhaps one in which an entire family is killed in a house fire.

Nov 06
2015

LinkedIn targeted by Scammers

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media , scammer , linkedin scam

Robert Siciliano

LinkedIn is a free service that allows professional people to network with each other. Often, a LinkedIn member will receive an e-mail from another LinkedIn member “inviting” them to join their network. Sometimes, the inviter is someone the recipient doesn’t know, but the recipient will link up anyways. And that’s the problem.

Oct 29
2015

Fake IDs are everywhere

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Identity theft , ID Theft , fake id

Robert Siciliano

Okay, so you’re 18 or 19 and in college, and are stressed because you have to be 21 in order to gain entry to a night club or bar where you’d like to drink up a storm and mingle with a “more mature” crowd. Or really, you just want to meet someone.

Oct 28
2015

5 In-Demand Cybersecurity Specialties

Posted by Robert Siciliano in cybersecurity , cybersafety , cyber fraud

Robert Siciliano

There are numerous subspecialties within the booming cybersecurity field[i]. Here are some of the most in-demand professions:

Oct 27
2015

Don't Be Lazy With Your Passwords

Posted by Robert Siciliano in password security , password manager , master password

Robert Siciliano

It can be tough being a responsible adult sometimes, and managing these responsibilities isn’t always a chore that I want to deal with. Can you relate? Managing life takes focus and effort, and managing your online life is no different. Most of us are lazy with our online accounts, especially when it comes to our passwords. It is easy to use the same password for every account, but this also makes it very easy for hackers to access your passwords.

Oct 27
2015

Sales Staff Targeted by Cyber Criminals

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in cybersafety , Cyber Security , cyber invasion , cyber criminals

Cinthia Pilar

Companies that cut corners by giving cybersecurity training only to their technical staff and the “big wigs” are throwing out the welcome mat to hackers. Cyber criminals know that the ripe fruit to pick is a company’s sales staff. Often, the sales personnel are clueless about the No. 1 way that hackers “get in”: the phishing e-mail. Salespeople are also vulnerable to falling for other lures generated by master hackers.

Oct 26
2015

How Passwords Get Hacked

Posted by Robert Siciliano in password security , password manager , password

Robert Siciliano

If I wanted to crack one of your passwords, I could probably make a series of educated guesses and get pretty close. Why? Because people tend to stick with simple, easy to remember passwords, but these are the passwords that are easy to hack. According to Bill Carey, VP Marketing for the RoboForm Password Manager “Users need to take personal responsibility for their passwords and not assume that companies will keep them safe.”

Oct 25
2015

How to prevent your Pics from being lifted: Part 2 of 2

Posted by Robert Siciliano in online privacy , Identity theft , identity fraud , Digital Security

Robert Siciliano

There are many reasons someone might right-click on your image and “Save image as…”

Oct 25
2015

Dept. of Homeland Security Computers Vulnerable

Posted by Jessica Hurley in cybersecurity , cyber fraud , cyber criminals

Jessica Hurley

There’s a problem on the home front: security lapses in the computers of the Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says a report on townhall.com. These departments were recently audited, and weaknesses were revealed.


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