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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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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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Protect Your Online Retail Business

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Protect Yourself While Shopping Online

These unprecedented times have left many of us with only one way to shop: online. Many online businesses have benefited from consumers “sheltering in place” with an influx of buyers shopping via apps and the internet. I am sure that I…

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Quarantine Fatigue Is Real And It Could Kill Your Company

Quarantine fatigue is not only sending people to crowded bars. We’re all getting tired of it—call it quaran-tigue—and that could spell trouble on the cybersecurity front.

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Multi-factor Authentication: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it? The fact is, more…

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