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6 Tips for Staying Safe Online

6 Tips for Staying Safe Online The number of internet users is constantly increasing and we even started to depend on the web for some of our daily needs such as grocery shopping and communicating with our friends. The web surely brings a lot benefits, but also comes with a risk of an untoward and…

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Are You Ready For Cyber-Monday Madness?

For anyone who has ever risen before dawn on Black Friday only to face the throngs of deal-crazed shoppers, the relaxing appeal of Cyber Monday is an attractive alternative. Unfortunately, hackers have discovered this to be a gold mine for illegal activity, ranging from fake E-bay listings that hide malicious JavaScript, to phishing scams from…

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The Impact of Internet Security Issues on the E-commerce Behavior

E-commerce businesses are sprouting like mushrooms after the rain, but the favorable climate has given birth to some new challenges. Since the payments are carried out via internet, cybersecurity poses probably the biggest of them all. Frauds, hoaxes, and schemes are not uncommon, and many are those who get their sensitive information or money stolen.…

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Building Resilience in Critical Systems
Building Resilience in Critical Systems

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week Five Building Resilience in Critical Systems Resiliency is a much used, and perhaps overused word in cybersecurity circles. It refers to an organizations ability to deal with the inevitability of cyber-attacks.  Clearly, when we are thinking from this perspective, the mindset of businesses must be a stance of preparation centered…

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Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your “Aptitude”?

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week Four Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your “Aptitude”? For those of us in the technology world, the blistering pace at which innovation hits the market is a reality that we thrive on.  We seek out new software and devices like many children long for Christmas gifts.  In connection with our…

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Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week Three Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime With the advent of the Information Age, our world continues to witness the computerization of information at breakneck speeds transforming our lives in an incredibly brief timespan.  Thus, with the growing economic emphasis on information, we have learned that as long as computers house critical,…

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Stop. Think. Connect: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and with it comes the National Cybersecurity Alliance’s mantra: Stop. Think. Connect.  Launched in 2010, STC partners with hundreds of organizations around the world as a global initiative to bolster online safety training and cybersecurity education.  The program offers a broad set of guiding principles which are intended to promote…

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Cybersecurity

October, 2016 is an active month in the United States: 1) Baseball season is winding down and soon we’ll know who the World Series Champions are, 2) Top football teams are beginning to assert their dominance, 3) Basketball and hockey seasons are revving up, 4) The elections are just around the corner, and 5) National…

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Do Small Businesses Need to be Concerned About Cybersecurity?

Of course they do: According to the National Small Business Association 2015 year-end economic report, 42% of small businesses have been the victim of at least one cyberattack. On average, cyberattacks cost over $7,000. Where bank accounts were hacked, average losses were higher than $32,000.1 Maybe it is because I’ve been in the security industry…

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