This a security note on TEXT SCAMS with a COVID19 theme. (By the way, these are also called ‘SMS phishing’ or smishing attacks.) Now is the time to be more cautious about scams than ever before. The Pandemic has raised sanitation awareness and emphasized safe practices to minimize the spread of germs / viruses. However,… Read More »Security Note: Covid-19 SMS Phishing Attacks Exploiting the Crisis
This week is National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. It’s a good time to focus on tax ID theft prevention, as most Americans gear up to file their 2019 IRS tax returns. Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to file a false tax return in your name.… Read More »National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
Today is “Data Privacy Day” – celebrated annually to remind businesses and consumers about the importance of personal data and the need to protect it. Data Privacy Day is observed internationally and was started not just to raise awareness about cyber crime but also to promote cybersecurity best practices. In that regard, we offer a… Read More »5 Tips for Data Privacy Day
According to the National Cyber Security Alliance: As many as 50% of employees will pick up and plug in a USB drive they find on the floor or in the parking lot which, in less than 20 seconds, has the potential to steal all of your personal data Approximately 60% of employees are using the… Read More »Businesses are Under Cyber Siege
We hear about data breaches and hacks on big companies on a near daily basis and most people assume these cyber-attacks are being conducted by sophisticated actors using complex hacking tools. The truth is; most hacks are quite simple. Hackers are more likely to use the tried and true classic attacks than they are to… Read More »Most Common Industries Targeted by Phishing Attacks
In one form or another, it is more likely than not that your company is in possession of personal or sensitive data that requires some degree of protection from potential cyber threats. With data breaches seeming to make daily headlines, and hackers developing innovative methods to penetrate cyber defenses, businesses must contemplate what “reasonable” security… Read More »Cybersecurity Risk, what does a “reasonable” posture entail and who says so?
Published in The Data Center Journal The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) passed into law on May 25, 2018. It implements data-protection laws affecting anyone who processes personal data of EU-based individuals—that is, most businesses worldwide. Many organizations have already started their journey to comply with the GDPR, which regulates the security and privacy of an individual’s… Read More »GDPR: How To Get Personal (Data)