Having too many digital accounts raises your risk of data being misused or stolen. Here’s how to clean house. Deleting online accounts is one of the best ways to protect data security and privacy. The less data you have stored on websites across the internet, the safer you are from being hacked or personal info … Read moreHow to Delete Online Accounts to Protect Your Identity
It is no secret that cyber criminals are becoming a more prominent threat to businesses. However, what many business owners fail to understand is that cybercriminals are looking to find weak links within the target’s employees, rather than their firewalls. Human error accounts for the majority of the breaches that occur so it would be … Read moreAre iPhones Truly As Private As Apple Says?
#10: Tweet some vicious insults about Kim Jong Un. North Korea’s hack of Sony, which destroyed about 70% of Sony’s IT infrastructure, was motivated by the publishing of a movie that was critical of North Korean leader. Recommendation: Be very careful what you publish online, and start taking your privacy seriously. #9: Go ahead … Read moreTop 10 techniques to guarantee an unpleasant visit from the IT guy
A few weeks ago, as part of a GAP analysis for an upcoming PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance audit, I was examining all of the network traffic passing between the client’s PCI network (in scope), and the regular corporate network (not in scope). This gets a little wonky, but let me take a moment to … Read moreWUDON’T
Of the perks of being a bit nerdy is that I get to read lots of good technology articles. When I come across a really good one, I try to make sure I share it with my customers. I really enjoy reading WIRED (www.wired.com), and came across an article recently that definitely qualifies. If you … Read moreWhere is my phone?
You have probably never heard of the organization called FIN7. Although estimates vary, FIN7, a very organized and successful Ukrainian based hacking group, has probably earned well over a billion dollars (with a B) from businesses all over the world. It appears that stolen credit cards were their primary revenue generator, but the full scope … Read moreSpread the Microsoft Word
In my last blog, I posted about the value of implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) as a significant enhancement to the security of the traditional username/password authentication method. The availability of free authentication applications like Google Authenticator, Authy, and FreeOTP (there are many more), and the ever growing list of public websites that now support these … Read moreOneDrive Off A Cliff
As robust as your organization’s security program, policies, and toolsets are, there is still one vulnerability that even the most secure IT department cannot control – your employees. Cybercriminals rely on the fact that many employees are inadequately trained and underestimate the risks of phishing scams and ransomware. With over 53,000 security incidents and more … Read moreSecurity Training Awareness: Create A Plan and Track Effectiveness
Welcome to the new normal, as we usher in another massive worldwide fear inspiring ransomware attack. I will spare you the technical details of this specific malware, but I do feel it is important to understand the common elements of this latest attack, and the ongoing preferred methodology being used in ransomware attacks. In April of this … Read moreWelcome to the New Normal
For those of you not familiar with the SANS Institute http://www.sans.org, the SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative IT security research and education organization that today reaches more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. It is a tremendous resource for everything related to IT security, and I highly encourage any organization or individual … Read moreTop 10 Things We Can Learn from the Target Breach