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:
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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:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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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Three External Scams Targeting Your Small Business

November 19, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Small Business Owner Concerned About Scam

Businesses Beware   – Scammers are getting more sophisticated and are constantly evolving to avoid detection. And, within small businesses themselves, there are internal issues that may lead to a higher risk of further external scams. For example, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), who often lack a proper system of checks and balances, are especially …

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A Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Primer

November 12, 2018 | By:
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Man using tablet to buy bitcoin

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin – You’ve heard of bitcoin, right? Some people say it’s the currency of the future; some say it’s a glorified pyramid scheme; and then there’s the rest of us, who have no idea what it is or how it works.Bitcoin just turned ten years old, so it has demonstrated more …

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Security Bugs: Fueling Data Breaches & Exposing Confidential Data

October 29, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Google+ Data Breach Exposes 500,000 – Google is the latest to fall victim to a security bug, announcing a data breach of nearly 500,000 Google+ users earlier this month. As an additional security measure, paired with the lack of overall user adoption, the company has confirmed its social platform will be shut down over the …

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