Building a Culture of Security for Your Organization

September 30, 2020 | By:
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Why Workplace Security Depends on Employees – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and since its inception more than 17 years ago, it has been led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. This year’s theme encourages you and your organization to “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”, referring to implementing stronger …

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VPN: An Essential Tool in Your Security Toolbox

September 25, 2020 | 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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Lost or Stolen Social Security Card? What You Need to Know

September 17, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Hand reaching for dropped wallet

Most of us use our Social Security number all of the time, whether it’s at the doctor’s office, at the bank, or applying for government benefits and filing taxes. You need a Social Security number to apply for jobs, to open a credit card account, and even to get married. Because we use this number …

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When a Corporate Data Breach Happens: Critical Next Steps

September 3, 2020 | 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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Scraped and Exposed | 235 Million Profiles from Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube Found Online

August 20, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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What Happened – On August 19, 2020, researchers at Comparitech uncovered an unsecured database with 235 million Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube user profiles exposed online. The ownership of this latest data leak was traced to a defunct social media data broker, Deep Social, who forwarded the breach notification to Social Data.

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Why Are Fraudsters Targeting College Students?

August 3, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

As summer starts winding down, there is uncertainty what “back to school” will look like this fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The news is continuously developing around whether students will be back in the classrooms, participating online, or doing a hybrid of the two. Either way, students will get back to learning, …

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386 Million User Records from 18 Companies Leaked for Free

July 28, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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What Happened? – It was just recently confirmed that starting on July 21, 2020, multiple databases containing the stolen information of over 386 million consumers were posted online in a hacker forum — all for free. The exposed information was stolen from eighteen companies, including Wattpad (270 million user records), Mathway.com (25.8 million user records), …

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What is Vishing? Voice Phishing Scams to Avoid

July 27, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

man on phone victim of vishing scam

What is vishing? – Vishing is a phone scam type of phishing attack. The word “vishing” comes from “voice” and “phishing”. Phishing scams are most often done through email, named by the idea that a fraudster is dangling a hook or a lure to get unsuspecting victims to reveal sensitive information, like usernames, passwords, or credit card …

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What Is the Difference Between Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft?

July 22, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

credit card fraud

It’s easy to confuse credit card fraud with identity theft, but they’re not the same thing. Let’s take a quick look at how they’re different.Credit Card Fraud vs. Identity Theft – Credit card fraud is a potential consequence of identity theft. Here, a thief steals your credit card information and then makes purchases in a store …

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