5 APPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR PHONE’S DATA SECURITY


  Ascend Education recently released part three of its series on the top smartphone security threats today. The article tackles cyber threats like screen lockers and ransomware. Considering that the topic is already in its third edition, it’s clear that our data can be compromised in creative and unexpected ways via our phones. It’s important […]

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AN FBI WARNING ON ATM CASHOUT ATTACK


Brian Krebs, on his blog Krebs on Security,  shares a warning to all consumers; the FBI has warned banks of an “unlimited operation” run by cyber criminals. Known as an “ATM cash-out,” it is a global and highly choreographed fraud scheme which uses cloned cards at ATMs. Supposedly, these cybercriminals can get ATM machines to […]

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DATA LOSS PREVENTION PART 2


  Our last post examined the important concepts of what Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is.  In this post, we now examine the required controls that are needed to safeguard these datasets, as well as the important features you need to look out for as you pick a particular DLP solution for your business.   The […]

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AVOIDING CARD SKIMMERS AT THE PUMP


  Many of us have heard of fuel dispensers being a target for card-skimming devices.  Brian Krebs wrote a post on his blog “Krebs on Security” on how to avoid these card skimmers, and he uses the San Antonio Police Department as a source for tips. Some of these tips include using only new fuel […]

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DATA LOSS PREVENTION PART 1


  To any business or corporation, information and data are the blood flow of daily operations.  This consists of market intelligence as it relates to your competition, the sensitive customer information (such as contact info, credit card/banking numbers, etc.) and even your own internal data.  Safeguarding all of this data is a must, not only […]

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SEVEN STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMARTPHONE


Our previous blog posts have examined the various cyber-based threats posed to Smartphones.  In this post, we examine seven steps that you can take to help mitigate those risks:   1. Use Two Factor Authentication:   This is also known as “2FA” for short. Two factor Authentication means that you are using two layers of […]

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THE TOP SECURITY THREATS TO SMARTPHONES – PART 3


In this post, we continue our series on the top threats to Smartphones in 2018, with a brand-new kind of cyber threat:  Ransomware.   In this cyber-attack, cyber attackers want to hold your Smartphone hostage until you literally pay a ransom payment. This kind of attack is known as Ransomware which is described as a […]

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