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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BE AWARE OF MALWARE


  Cybersecurity is a growing field in this developing technology era; it is something that any organization has to pay attention to because of the many cyber threats present in today’s society. Read the following blog post written by Chris Brook for Digital Guardian about potential, and very destructive, malware threats.     Being aware 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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The Top Security Threats to Smartphones – Part 2


In this post, we continue our series on the top threats to Smartphones in 2018. Here is what you need to know about Network Spoofing and Phishing Attacks.   Network Spoofing This Smartphone security vulnerability goes back to the use of public Wi-Fi Hotspots that are found in places like Starbuck’s or Panera Bread.  Before […]

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Pillars of a Secure Organization


Columns, or pillars, have been an architectural staple since as early as 2600 B.C. Every significant civilization of the Iron Age (1300 B.C. to 100 B.C.) used pillars in their architecture. Even to this day, in many instances, those pillars of the Iron Age have proven to withstand the test of time.   Anyone who has traveled […]

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The Top Security Threats to Smartphones


What are the top threats to smartphones in 2018?  There are many of them, and we will be examining them in detail over several blog posts.  We begin with Data Leakage and Unsecured Wi-Fi Hotspots.   1. Data Leakage: This is not a direct attack by a Cyber attacker per se but is a flaw […]

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5 Tips to Avoiding a Data Breach


Small business owners always have a lot on their minds. They are consumed by thoughts about delivering great customer service and keeping products and services on the cutting edge to keep up with competitors.   With all of this on a business owners mind, something that often gets overlooked is security.  Security may be thought […]

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5 Tips to Avoiding Ransomware


A recent blog post reviewed what Ransomware is, how it is deployed, and the types of attacks that can occur.  Essentially, it is a type of cyber-attack that can lock up your computer screen, your mission critical files, and the data that your company depends on daily.   The only way you can ever hope […]

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Minding the IT Skills Gap


The curvature at the edge of a London Underground platform, and the shape of the underground trains, leave a significant gap that could prove dangerous for passengers. For years, drivers and station attendants had the job of making sure passengers watched out for that space, or gap.   In 1968, London Underground saw the need […]

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Breaking Down What Incident Response Means for Your Business


The Need for An Incident Response Plan   In today’s world, Cyber-attacks are becoming the norm – no business or corporation is immune to them.  It seems that no matter what an entity does to fortify its defense perimeters, the hacker will find a way to circumvent it and inflict as much damage as possible.  […]

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