Articles tagged with: Cyber Security Awareness Month

Password Safety

Passwords are keys to your online castle(s) such as: employer’s online resources, bank account, social media accounts, shopping sites, health records, and much more. Password safety is not something many people think about on a daily basis but passwords help keep your accounts secure and your digital identity safe. In this article, I explore best [ Read More ]

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VPN: Not just for work anymore

As technology evolves and organizations adapt, our workplace environments have changed so that working remotely – outside the organization’s office space – is now more common and acceptable for both the employer and the employee. When you work from your office at the business’ headquarters, you usually have (hopefully!) IT staff and infrastructure who work [ Read More ]

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Don’t Be Held Captive to Ransomware

“$5.9M ransomware attack on major agriculture group poses risk to US grain, pork, chicken supply” Fox Business Sept. 21, 2021 What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where attackers encrypt a victim’s data. Ransom is then demanded in exchange for decryption. Hackers often target and threaten to sell or leak sensitive data [ Read More ]

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Phight the Phish!

Cybersecurity Awareness Week 2: Phight the Phish! As we head into the second week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021, we should take some time to be aware on how to Phight the Phish! Cyber criminals are coming up with new ways to “phish” for your information using browser redirect hijacks and Windows notifications. “Phishing,” in [ Read More ]

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Using Social Media Safely

It is easy to ignore cyber security, to not take proactive steps and to think “That won’t happen to me.” Many people, however, have learned – after their accounts have been breached, data compromised and, even worse, their identity stolen – it is much easier to take steps to protect yourself before something happens than [ Read More ]

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Securing Your Data

This is Cyber Security Month and the topic of many of our articles you’ll read throughout October will outline tools and techniques to protect against malicious programs and users. What are they after – what is their purpose? In addition to a user’s digital identity and the physical network infrastructure, the $150.4 billion a year [ Read More ]

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Increased Cybersecurity Threats During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations and individuals to embrace new practices such as social distancing and working remotely. While the world is focused on the health and economic threats posed by COVID-19, cyber criminals around the world are trying to capitalize on this crisis.  Industry cybersecurity experts have observed a [ Read More ]

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End of Life (EOL) Are You Safe?

We all know about our software always wanting to install updates. Windows, Office, Adobe, Zoom, and just about any other software we install. At some point your software wants you to install, buy, download, or do an upgrade to a new version. This usually means the previous software versions will no longer be supported, End of Life (EOL). Now, [ Read More ]

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Cybersecurity 2020: Safeguard Your Data

Why should you care? How would you feel if you walked into your office tomorrow and your computer was gone? Does your physical and emotional state worsen if you realize all your data that you accumulated over the years was suddenly ripped out of your hands? Even worse, what if the data now in the [ Read More ]

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Cybersecurity 2020: Phishing

The Federal Trade Commission explains that phishing “is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source.” The message attempts to get you to share valuable personal and sensitive information such as login names and passwords, bank account information or a social security number.    Tips to spot a phishing [ Read More ]

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