Smart Home Threats: Securing Your IoT Devices Against Cybercrime and Oversharing

February 11, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Connected Home Devices

Protect Your Smart Home – The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the billions of devices that are connected to the web all over the world. Smart home devices, like virtual assistants, make our lives more convenient but can also present serious security risks and personal intrusion. With over 7 billion connected IoT devices in use …

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Fitness Apps — Helpful Tool or Data Breach Fuel?

January 28, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Smart Watch and Mobile Application

New Year, New Threats – Nearly a month into 2019, many people have maintained their focus and motivation to revisit and reset their fitness plans. To achieve these goals, a great deal of us leverage applications and wearables, such as Fitbit and Apple Watches, to help keep track of workouts, meals, and progress.Although we all …

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2019 Tax Scams Targeting Your Small Business

January 21, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Employer Identification Number

Guard Your Business’ Tax Information – With the continued adoption of going “digital,” small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) they have become increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime. This transformation, combined with fewer checks and balances inherent with a smaller team, is one of the primary reasons why SMBs are ideal targets for data thieves every tax season.

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New Year’s Resolution: Protect Your Family’s Digital Footprint

January 14, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Young Children On Devices

Fostering a Familial Digital Resilience – Our constant internet usage empowers cybercriminals to formulate countless methods for hijacking our personal information and then use it to commit identity theft and fraud. And, although different generations within a household may have different priorities online, all generations within the family are vulnerable.The start of a New Year …

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Tax Fraud: Scammers Ramp Up Their Tactics in 2019

December 31, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Toddler Stressed About Tax Fraud

2019 Tax Fraud | Keep Your Personal Information Safe – As the IRS cracks down on tax refund fraud, scammers will be innovating new ways to scheme taxpayers out of their hard-earned money this year. This tax season no one is safe — individuals, businesses, and even tax preparers should be extra cautious with their …

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When a Corporate Data Breach Happens: Critical Next Steps for 2019

December 17, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Corporate Breach Response

What if my Business is Next? – Regardless of cybersecurity proficiency, no organization is safe from data breaches. That’s why it’s critical that every business develops and documents an Incident Response Plan. Your response plan will outline steps your organization should take if you suspect data has been compromised. The quicker your business follows the …

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VPN: An Essential Tool in Your Security Toolbox

December 10, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

VPN Security Tool on Mobile Device

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs – Are you reading this blog post on a Virtual Private Network – a VPN? If you are, you can stop right here. You’re probably well versed already on the added online security this easy-to-use tool offers. But, if you’re unfamiliar with VPNs, this article is for you. …

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Marriott Data Breach Exposes the Personal Information of 500 Million Guests

December 4, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Marriott Breach Alert

What Happened? – On Friday, November 30, 2018, hospitality giant Marriott International announced that hackers had breached its Starwood guest reservation system. Starwood oversees at least 11 hotel brands under the Marriott umbrella, including W Hotels, Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and Westin Hotels & Resorts.

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Hacked Without a Trace: The Threat of Fileless Malware

November 26, 2018 | By:
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Finger Pointing to Malware Virus

Understanding Fileless Attacks – Malware. The word alone makes us all cringe as we instantly relate it to something malicious happening on our computers or devices. Gone are the days when we thought the easiest way to protect our computers was to install the latest anti-everything. But today’s hackers no longer depend on victims downloading …

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