With data breaches impacting organizations on what seems like a daily basis, there’s a very good chance that your personal information has been compromised — and once it is leaked onto the Dark Web, you are vulnerable forever. According to the 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report, the total number of data breaches decreased in 2018, however, the number of stolen records climbed more than 126 percent. Not only is that a significant increase in the amount of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) that is now in the hands of cybercriminals, but it is also an indication that breaches have become larger, exposing more pieces of data per incident. Continue reading
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. Because people who use the Internet – everyone, in other words – should do so over a Virtual Private Network. Continue reading
Small business owners: protecting your business against cybercrime is now more important than ever.
In 2015, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence ranked cybercrime as the No. 1 security threat in the country. Despite popular belief, cybercriminals actually prefer small businesses simply because they are easier to infiltrate. Continue reading
Tax identity theft is big business for fraudsters and they’re willing to take extraordinary measures to perpetuate their lucrative scam of filing fraudulent tax returns using others’ personal information. Continue reading