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Some tips for securing your stuff: Stay at home edition

This is a very unique time we’re living in. Whether you’re working on the front-lines as a healthcare professional, grocery store worker, trucker, essential employee, or you’re working from home, the following are some very basic things to do, and look out for, that bare repeating. We’ll also briefly discuss some happenings with video conferencing [...]

Business Continuity During the Time of Coronavirus

Let’s talk about business continuity in the time of Coronavirus, or any time for that matter, because this is something an organization needs to think about and have an idea of what needs to be done to keep the lights on. While it is still unknown how COVID-19 will impact everyone, let’s raise some questions [...]

Editing information in National Plan and Provider Enumeration System to protect yourself as a healthcare provider

This is going to be a relatively short article and we’ll be showing you where, as a health care provider, to edit your information in the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System. Personal information is everywhere and if it’s public, it typically is sucked up by data aggregating sites like Spokeo, Radaris, Intelius, etc. The [...]

Top 3 Cyber Intrusions of the Decade: 2010-2019

A lot has happened in the past ten years for cyber intrusions and data breaches. We want to round out the end of the decade with our top 3 cyber intrusions. Stuxnet: 2010 Stuxnet was discovered around June 2010 by Belarusian antivirus company VirusBlokAda. U.S. based antivirus company Symantec was the first to reverse engineer [...]

Tips for Surviving Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday

The tips we’re about to share should be top of mind every day not just during the holiday season. Let’s begin with any interesting discovery by Kaspersky Labs. In 2017, Kaspersky Labs released their Black Friday report and one of their findings is that consumers who use their mobile devices are a driving factor of [...]

Google Calendar Phishing and How to Reduce Your Exposure to It

While sitting with one of our clients recently they mentioned to us that they kept getting event invites/notifications on Google Calendar that were phishing attempts or spam. They finally sent us a screenshot and we dug into the matter to learn more. In short, phishing Google Calendar has been going on for months, based on [...]

Equifax Offers to Buy Those Affected from Their 2017 Breach a Cup of Coffee

Equifax is expected to pay up to $700 million in their 2017 breach that affected roughly 150 million people, per the Federal Trade Commission(FTC). That equates to roughly $5.00 per person, the equivalent of  a cup of coffee from Starbucks, if they pay the full $700 million. Personally, we don't think this goes far enough, [...]

Sextortion: 12 Tips to Help Protect Yourself

If you have stumbled on this post, you are probably here for one of two reasons. You want to understand what sextortion is because maybe you're unfamiliar with term, or someone threatened to expose some compromising details about you. In this post we are going to talk about things you need to do immediately and [...]

Skimming and Shimming: Fraud at the ATM and Gas Pump

Recently we had someone give us a call for help about a weird charge that showed up on their bank statement. After asking some questions about where they went physically, or virtually, to use their debit card, out of everything they told us, our hunch was they were a victim of a skimming attack at [...]

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose lips sink ships “...originated on propaganda posters during World War II. The phrase was created by the War Advertising Council and used on posters by the United States Office of War Information.” [Source: Wikipedia] It’s meaning was to convey that servicemen in World War II, and citizens need to be careful about what information [...]