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Texas Government Hack: More Proof that Cybersecurity Protocol Is Essential

In a hack that is still ongoing, the state of Texas has confirmed that at least 23 government organizations have been infected with ransomware. This has paralyzed email accounts and payment portals, likely exposed significant private data and is yet another reminder that you can never be too vigilant in cybersecurity ...

Big Threats in Small Packages: The Dangers of Plugging in USB Drives

A USB is a helpful piece of small equipment that allows you to copy and store information. Some call it a flash or a thumb drive and while the intention for this compact tool was convenience (who doesn’t want to have access to what could amount to stacks and stacks of ...

The Big Three: Knowing the common tactics of Social Engineering

Social engineering is the practice of preying upon and manipulating human emotion in order to receive sensitive information for fraudulent usage. As technology advances, the tactics used by hackers also gain headway because they know the best way to obtain your information isn’t through hacking and cracking— it is getting you ...

Who's Listening? Protect your privacy while benefiting from IoT

Simple two-word phrases give Google Home permission to record your conversations. While Google defends its practice of having workers monitor queries by listening in, a leak of 1,000 voice recordings to a media outlet have users questioning the integrity and safety of Google Assistant Devices. VRT news shockingly reported that “in ...

For Your Reference: 25 Commonly Misused and Misunderstood Cybersecurity Terms

Cybersecurity is a highly technical field designed to protect technology users from the ever-growing dangers of the cyber world. But it’s this complixity that can become a barrier in communication. The reality is that if the people and companies we are trying to protect get lost in the tech lingo, we ...

The Cost of Free Wi-Fi

The next time you’re in an airport or getting some work done at a coffee shop, resist the urge to connect to the free, public wi-fi. While this amenity may seem like a benefit, it is anything but free. Hackers taking advantage of the convenience-seeking consumer has serious consequences...and it is ...

Spear Phishing: Don’t Take the Bait

We work to make vulnerable clients resilient as it pertains to their cyber vulnerabilities. An often overlooked aspect of cybersecurity is actually not digital— it’s human. As a result, we place a great deal of emphasis on training employees with proactive measures to protect companies against threats. These threats include spear ...

Cybersecurity Hacks & Communication: Lessons learned from Wolter Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in software services with its programs CCH SureTax and CCH Axcess that support businesses ranging from healthcare, tax, accounting, audit, risk, compliance, finance, and legal sectors. Recognized as one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world” in 150 countries, Wolters Kluwer is ...

Solving for the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

There is a lot of concern in the cybersecurity industry around the skills gap that exists among candidates looking to fill a rapidly increasing number of positions. It is estimated that there are half a million roles looking for qualified and proficient cybersecurity professionals and the skills gap keeping these roles ...

It’s Time To Change Your Password

The internet has created vast online networks to connect people at a lightning speed and changed the way we communicate forever. The incredible convenience of navigating and using the internet also opens the door for negligence among its users. Passwords allow access to many of your daily tasks and while this ...

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