Another Password Posting…

Password security is sounding like a broken record these days. The news talks about yet another password breach, every site you need to log into requires a password and you are constantly reminded that it needs to be very long, very complicated, and ultimately something you cannot remember. I thought - maybe a bit more [...]

What do you know about Ransomware?

This week we have learned of another version of Ransomware that has been found, this version called "Bad Rabbit" is in Europe now but could be here any day, or another version of it could jump over the ocean. It leads me to the question; what do you know about Ransomware? Not just the word [...]

By |2017-10-25T20:01:51-05:00October 25th, 2017|malware, ransomware, Small Business Security, Web Security|0 Comments

What to do about passwords…

If you have been paying attention to the news for the past couple weeks you know that yet another very large data breach has happened and billions more passwords and other personal data has been stolen. (Yahoo breach) This just another, in a long string, of examples of how much you may think your data [...]

By |2017-10-08T20:42:03-05:00October 8th, 2017|Passwords, User Protection, Web Security|0 Comments

Equifax data breach a story of What Not to do.

This week we learned of one of the nations three largest credit institutions having one of the largest most in-depth breaches of data security and loss of private information in U.S. History. Before I go into further detail please use these links if you want to check if you are impacted and what to do [...]

Scammers are at it again

I suspect that you may have heard about how scammers are starting to use the most recent events in Texas to garner money from people. In fact it has already reached a point where several US Government agencies are issuing warnings about it. Such as the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a reminder that malware purveyors [...]

By |2017-09-03T20:12:50-05:00September 3rd, 2017|Phishing, User Protection, Web Security|0 Comments

Read those pesky agreements when logging into a network.

As an experiment a UK based Wi-Fi provider added a "community service clause" to its usual terms that stated users may be required, at Purple's discretion, to carry out 1,000 hours of community service that may include: "cleansing local parks of animal waste," "providing hugs to stray cats and dogs," "manually relieving sewer blockages," "cleaning [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:53:08-05:00July 14th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Read those pesky agreements when logging into a network.

Keep failing IT Audits?

CIO.com has released their article outlining the 10 most common ways that have been related to an IT Audit Failure. (hint) Most of these are mindset going into the audit and out of touch with your IT equipment and/or staff. Check out the full article: 10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

By |2017-08-25T11:51:29-05:00July 14th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Keep failing IT Audits?

Do you want to know if your account has possibly been compromised?

There is a website dedicated to serving people by harvesting the data released from security breaches and compiling a list of addresses which were included in the compromise. Troy Hunt has created the project “Have I Been Pwned?”, the free service that lets you know if you’ve been compromised in a data breach. Check it out [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:52:07-05:00July 6th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Do you want to know if your account has possibly been compromised?

Even the government wants to protect you.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on regarding good digital security while traveling. Security recommendations include using caution while accessing free Wi-Fi hotspots, keeping all software updated, and using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).     US-CERT encourages users to refer to the FTC Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices for more information.

By |2017-08-25T11:51:14-05:00July 6th, 2017|Resources, Web Security|Comments Off on Even the government wants to protect you.
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