Massive Ransomware Attack Makes the World Wanna Cry

Massive Ransomware Attack Makes the World Wanna Cry

The massive ransomware attack on 100 countries worldwide left the world reeling from the scale of the cyber-attack and pretty much every cyber-security expert saying “told you so“. With a record 126,000 infections, the perpetrators behind the attack reportedly made $26,000 in a 24-hour period. So how did the hackers manage to infect so many […]

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Tax Season Cyber-Crime: Hackers Step Up Phishing for W-2 Information

Tax Season Cyber-Crime: Hackers Step Up Phishing for W-2 Information

Despite IRS warnings and tons of news, tax season phishing scams have taken in an incredible number of businesses this year. Early in January, I wrote about the dangers of phishing, particularly for W-2’s during the tax season and it seems that each day there is news of another company that has unwittingly exposed sensitive […]

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Cybersecurity Stress-Testing: Don’t Stress About Your Company’s Safety

Cybersecurity Stress-Testing: Don’t Stress About Your Company’s Safety

The rates at which cyber crimes have been growing in the past year are astronomical. Ransomware cases more than doubled in the last half of 2016 alone, over 29 million personal records were stolen in data breaches, and half of all phishing scams were targeted at stealing people’s personal financial information; the persistence with which cyber criminals […]

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The Dangers of Internet Connected Toys

The Dangers of Internet Connected Toys

Smart toys are pretty cool but they also come with some inherent cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could lead to your or your child’s sensitive information being exposed or even worse, a hacker interacting with your child. Internet connected (IoT or smart) toys like CloudPets, Hello Barbie, and Cayla have recently hit the news for all the […]

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A Closer Look at Some of the Top Threats of 2016

A Closer Look at Some of the Top Threats of 2016

We hear all the time about different cyber threats that jeopardize our safety while navigating the online world. Because of this, it can be overwhelming trying to determine which threats are of serious concern and which do not need to be worried about as much. In an attempt to clarify these thoughts, the European Network […]

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Potential Security Threats to Wearable Technology

Potential Security Threats to Wearable Technology

The first computer, known as Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), was made over the course of three years, took up over 1,800 square feet, and weighed nearly 50 tons. Since then, computers have gotten smaller and more innovative, first to fit our desks, then our laps, our pockets, and now, we can wear computing devices […]

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Online Social Media Security – How Safe Are You and Your Children?

Online Social Media Security – How Safe Are You and Your Children?

In early December, I was asked to speak to a reporter from Univision Las Vegas about online social media security. The reason for the story was that an online scammer stole the pictures of a little girl and made up a story about how the little girl had been kidnapped. Thankfully, the little girl was at […]

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