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A New Decade, Same Cyber Problems

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It’s a new year and a new decade, a time for predictions and resolutions. But we don’t need a crystal ball to predict that keeping pace with the increasing number of ever-evolving cyber threats will be challenging for businesses, governments and individuals this year and beyond, and that demand for cyber security skills will continue to be on the rise.

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Leading Domain Registrars Hacked by Third-Party – Protect Your Account Information

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According to a recent Krebs on Security article, top domain name registrars, NetworkSolutions.com, Register.com and Web.com, issued a statement asking customers to reset their passwords after discovering a third-party gained unauthorized access to customer account information in August 2019. The information exposed included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and information regarding an account’s services. A spokesperson for Web.com, which owns both NetworkSolutions.com and Register.com, does not believe customer passwords were accessed. In a statement,…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Deepfakes-when seeing is no longer believing

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Imagine the dangerous ramifications of a technology, available to anyone, that can be used to threaten personal privacy, National Security and even Democracy itself.  That technology is video. Combined with the viral power of the Internet, believable fake videos can compromise privacy, harm corporations, sow societal and political discord and spread disinformation. 

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month- Beware Smart Devices

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security.  Read more about  the initiative and this year’s theme on the National Cybersecurity dedicated website. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, please enjoy this post about Security Risks with Smart Devices.

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Traveling with Company-Issued Devices

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Traveling with Company-Issued Devices When traveling for business, we typically travel with company-issued devices such as laptops, mobile phones or tablets.  During these trips it is important to be mindful that your device could be targeted for access to both corporate and personal information. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, economic espionage is a growing threat that costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars annually. Theft attempts by foreign competitors and…

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Data Privacy Day

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Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual international effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), to promote awareness among businesses and individuals about the importance of privacy. Privacy is the ability to control access to our personal information.  Many people are unaware and uninformed about how their personal information is collected or shared in today’s digital society.  Some don’t realize that “free” services are not always free, and can be paid for through…

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Beware: Apple Vishing Scam

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The tactics employed by internet scammers continue to become more sophisticated. Recently, KrebsOnSecurity reported a new phone-based scam that “spoofs” Apple Inc. and its customer service phone number for iPhone users. Spoofing disguises the caller’s identity by using fake caller ID information. This particular vishing scam starts with an automated phone call that displays Apple’s logo, correct address and their correct phone number. This scam warns about a data breach at the company, and requests…

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