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Top 3 New Year’s Security Resolutions

By |2019-03-27T21:26:28+00:00January 10th, 2017|Cyber Security|

As we bid 2016 a farewell, it’s also time to say goodbye to poor security habits. Vow to make these three security resolutions this year to help minimize your risk of identity theft. Refresh Your Passwords Give your online accounts a fresh start in 2017 by ditching weak passwords. Update your passwords for your online [...]

2017 Security Predictions

By |2019-03-27T21:26:28+00:00December 26th, 2016|Cyber Security|

Here are our top security predictions for 2017. Consumers Plagued by Passwords We continue to see consumers using weak passwords, like “123456” or “password,” to secure their accounts, as well as reusing their password across multiple accounts. We anticipate that poor password practices will continue in 2017, however, new solutions (think biometric authentication) will begin [...]

Mr. Robot: Hackers and Hollywood

By |2019-03-27T21:26:30+00:00November 10th, 2016|Cyber Security|

Recent television shows like Mr. Robot demonstrate a change in how Hollywood writers are now representing hackers. Previously, hackers were portrayed as recluse individuals or nerdy sidekicks. But now, we’re seeing a shift with hackers being portrayed as the superhero or protagonist. Regardless of the role, it’s important to recognize that hackers present a real [...]

News Recap: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00October 7th, 2016|Cyber Security, Industry News, Online Safety|

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off this month. With all eyes on cyber security, we’re spotlighting a few recent news stories we expect to be a key part of the conversation among those participating in NCSAM. Cybersecurity and the 2016 Election For the first time in history, cybersecurity has emerged as a major topic [...]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By |2016-09-30T18:41:15+00:00October 1st, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), created as a collaborative effort between government and industries to ensure everyone has the resources they need to say safe online. While it’s important to keep cyber security top-of-mind throughout the year, NCSAM provides a dedicated time for companies, government agencies, universities, nonprofits, individuals and more to [...]

The Once Impenetrable, Penetrable: Macs Under Attack

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Cyber Security, News|

Earlier this year, we talked about the issues in cyber security that we anticipated to dominate in 2016. One of which was the prediction that Apple devices would become the victim of increased focus from cyber criminals as they grow in popularity. Once seemingly impossible to penetrate, we’re already seeing a number of attacks against [...]

How much is your Uber account worth on the dark web?

By |2019-03-27T21:26:32+00:00August 5th, 2016|Cyber Security|

Let’s start with the basics: What is the dark web? The dark web is inaccessible through standard web browsers. These dark web sites use tools like Tor and I2P to hide their IP address. Here, it is not uncommon for cyber criminals to sell your personal information for a profit. So what’s the going rate [...]

Tips for Secure Online Shopping Over Memorial Day

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00May 27th, 2016|Identity Protection, Malware and Scams|

With Memorial Day upon us, retailers are promoting special offers and deals for the holiday weekend. That means, cyber criminals will be on the prowl. To ensure you’re keeping your personal information safe while online shopping, here’s some security best practices to keep top-of-mind: Keep your devices up-to-date. Ensure you’re using the latest software for [...]

Social Media Security Best Practices

By |2019-03-27T21:26:34+00:00May 20th, 2016|Online Safety|

One of the major benefits of social media is that you can connect with friends and family both near and far. However, social media can also leave us vulnerable to identity theft and other risks. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to steal our most precious information, and just think how much information we [...]

When a hack, is not a hack

By |2019-03-27T21:26:35+00:00May 5th, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

TechCrunch reported last week that the streaming music service Spotify suffered a security breach. A list containing hundreds of account credentials, including emails, usernames, passwords and other account details, appeared on the website Pastebin on April 23. If you’re a Spotify user, you will likely want to change your password. Some Spotify users noticed suspicious [...]