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Albany

Thumb, Face, and Now Your Sweat Can Unlock Your Phone

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While we’re still in the mist of the release of the iPhone X and the new FaceID as the new biometric key to unlocking a smartphone, scientists from the University at Albany are considering your sweat as a more effective biometric identifier to open the…

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Seattle

3 Steps to Avoiding Phishing Scams on Cyber Monday

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

Two out of every five U.S. consumers have fallen victim to an online phishing attack. Does that sound high? It’s probably because 91 percent of them are aware that fake websites or emails can be designed to trick them into thinking they’re the real…

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Tallahassee

Trick or Treat? Beware the 10 Spookiest Cyberattacks!

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

While most people are opening doors to cute ghouls in costume this season, for many business owners/security professionals, the ghost in the machine is an online attack, and that’s scary business. We take a look at the top 10 scariest cyberattacks that have kept…

Security

Watch This “Hacker” Pickpocket a Bitcoin Wallet in Less Than 3 Minutes

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Identity theft always feels like someone else’s problem until it happens to you. Offline backups, firewalls, and anti-virus software hardly feel necessary until you’re the one on the phone with your bank trying to explain that it wasn’t you that bought $150 worth gas,…

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DC

How to Protect and Monitor Your Identity After The Equifax Hack

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Equifax breach is one for the books and has compromised 143 million consumer’s private and personal financial data. The unauthorized access occurred between mid-May and July 2017, and was discovered on July 29 – the company just announced it last week.  According to…

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San Francisco

5 Ways to Secure Your Company’s Passwords

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

These days it seems that you can’t do anything online without having a password. With hackers targeting more small businesses, it’s important for you to manage your passwords effectively because you’re just one hack away from having your business potentially ruined. One strategy you can…

Security

3 Reasons to Consider Switching to Virtual Data Rooms

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

Even though they’ve been around since the dawn of cloud computing, virtual data rooms are still rather unknown to many people. Virtual data rooms allow businesses big and small to transfer all their data to a remote facility, allowing them to clear up space…

Security

Arlington

Your Social Media Is the Weakest Link for Cyber Criminals

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

According to a recent survey by Norton, 94 percent of users on the internet think they can spot phishing emails. Unfortunately, they couldn’t be more wrong. The fact is that hackers are becoming savvier when it comes to finding personal information and tricking not…

Security

Your Email Could Be the Welcome Mat to Hackers [Infographic]

By | May 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Some of the biggest security breaches involved emails and with more companies keeping data in the cloud, your email could be the doormat to your company’s secrets if you don’t sharpen your security skills. Here are five things you need to be diligent about…

Security

5 Ways to Secure Your Email Conversations

By | May 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

As mobility and accessibility increases, so does the emergence of new security threats that seek to steal your most confidential information. Since businesses communicate primarily through email, it’s important to always keep your system updated with the latest security software. You need to be…

Security

5 Cybersecurity Strategies Businesses Need to Implement in 2017

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite the prominence of cyber-attacks nationally, from politics-to-healthcare, most companies are doing little to protect themselves from hackers. According to Symantec, there were more than 429 million identities exposed in 2015 alone. Companies are at a higher risk of breaches now more than ever – 2016 breaches…

Security

3 Ways to Recover from Ransomware Attacks

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Ransomware has become a $1 billion-per-year industry, and the threat is exploding. While a recent cybersecurity report identified 3.8 million unique ransomware attacks in 2015, that number skyrocketed in 2016 to more than 638 million attacks. Because ransomware attacks are typically initiated through email,…

Security

How Can Small Businesses Prevent Cyber Attacks?

By | May 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Small business owners can become complacent when it comes to protecting their businesses from security breaches. In 2015, a survey on information security breaches carried out in the UK showed that 9 out of 10 large organizations suffered some form of security breach. Small…

Security

Human Experts Are the Answer to Hackers

By | May 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

There is an ongoing war between hackers and information security systems. It usually plays out far from the public eye and happens constantly on servers all over the world. Millions of events take place on computers that could potentially signal malicious activity, and it…

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Study: Half of American Corporations Are Vulnerable to Hackers

By | May 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

With the Panama Paper being released to the public and a recent hacker hitting major email accounts across the world, cyber attacks are on everyone’s mind. And while you might think this surge in hacker activity would keep corporations abreast of the latest security…

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Huge Email Data Breach Means Your Passwords Aren’t Safe

By | May 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Emails have been hacked and your passwords aren’t safe. And while a data breach seems to happen every month or so, this one is for real. Seriously, this particular hack is going to take down all your accounts, and your important information is going to be in the hands of Russian…

Opinion/Analysis

You Need to Care About the Panama Papers

By | Apr 4, 2016 at 7:43 pm

With inequality in wealth distribution at an all-time high, it seems only proper that the largest data leak in journalism history contains information about how and where the world’s elite hid their money from their home countries’ tax laws. The Panama Papers look to inform…