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New Cyberthreats for 2021…The List Goes On

We recently posted about Deepfakes being a new cyberthreat for 2021. There are a few more threats to be aware of this year, and knowledge about them is the best defense.

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Deepfakes – A New Cyberthreat for 2021

The threat landscape of cybersecurity changes daily, with hackers and cybersecurity professionals in a perpetual cat-and-mouse chase; hackers discover new ways to infiltrate and exploit their targets, and the cybersecurity industry looks for vulnerabilities, tries to anticipate new threats, and…

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Time to Fall Back (and Check Your Smoke Alarms)

This weekend marks Daylight Savings time when we “fall back” an hour. A general rule of thumb is to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors when Daylight Savings Time ends and begins (unless you have a special detector –…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

A few weeks ago, my sister asked me to stop by her house to check on a few things while she was on vacation.  When I walked into her house, I nearly jumped out of my skin as I heard…

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Shining a Light on the Dark Web

It’s estimated the “Surface Web”—websites and data visible to everyone—represents less than five percent of the total information and locations on the internet. Beneath the surface lies the Deep Web—also known as the Hidden, Invisible and Dark Web. [1] In…

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Hard Lesson Learned: A Hacker Victim’s Story  

Since October of last year, I always try to have my phone’s ringer turned up if I am not working, and I’m much more adamant about picking up a phone call. Like many people, I tended to silence my phone a…

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Build a Strong Cybersecurity Culture through Employee Training

  Data breaches, hacks, and email fraud are hitting businesses of all sizes. It’s not just the big corporations like Equifax and Marriott International—all companies need to prioritize cybersecurity. According to one report, two-thirds of SMBs suffered a cyberattack in…

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Keep Children Protected from Cyber Phishing Attacks

Back to school season is upon us. Many school officials, teachers, students, and families don’t know what this school year will look like, as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting when and how students are returning to school. One thing everyone…

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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to…

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Fostering Relationships in a Socially-Distant World

“Relationships! We all got ‘em. We all want ‘em. What do we do with ‘em?” That is a line from “Fruitcakes,” a song by my favorite musician, Jimmy Buffett (yes, I am a Parrothead)! He’s right…we all have them. Family,…

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