Category: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.

Rising Ransomware: A Costly Lesson for School Districts

Since the advent of the pandemic, education has been in a state of vulnerable flux. The rapid embrace of technology, sparked by the need to introduce remote learning, has given many educators whiplash. They need time to normalize, but recent trends threaten their ability to do so. Against the backdrop of technological chaos, opportunistic hackers […]

Latest Cybersecurity Threats Underscore Need for Diligence

Organizations must continue to be proactive in cybersecurity due to the increased threat activity occurring worldwide. Between the most recent Okta breach to the Russian threats, organizations and individuals should be on the offense when securing their technology environment. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a Shields Up alert to warn American […]

Cybersecurity Mishaps Cost 1 in 4 Employees Their Jobs: Report

One in four employees lost their job in the last 12 months after making a mistake that compromised their company’s cybersecurity, according to a new report from email security company Tessian. The report, which explores why people make errors at work, also found that: Just over one in four respondents (26%) fell for a phishing […]

Top Server Admin No-No’s for Cybersecurity

If you’re a server admin and many of the terms or concepts in this article are new to you, don’t feel bad; when I first got into cybersecurity, I was in the exact same position. At the beginning of my career, I had no idea just how much I didn’t know. Even now, some companies […]

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A Call to Arms: Biden Warns U.S. Businesses to Prepare for Russian Cyberattacks

Citing “evolving intelligence,” President Joe Biden has urged U.S. businesses to prepare for possible Russian cyberattacks and outlined security actions organizations should take immediately. “I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia […]

Tax Season Scams and Online Safety Tips

Tax season can be a stressful time for many Americans, and while scams are prevalent year-round, there is often a greater proliferation during tax time. Scammers are waiting for you to slip up so they can steal your personal information, money, and identity. The National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) want to […]

Workplace Safety Concerns Hit All-Time High for U.S. Employees

Most U.S. employees are more concerned about workplace safety than ever before, with worries ranging from health hazards to cybersecurity, and they expect employers to ensure their well-being while on the job, according to a new study from AlertMedia. Based on responses from over 2,000 full-time U.S. workers, the State of Employee Safety Report found […]

Top 10 Terrible Cybersecurity Tips

Welcome to Terrible Cyber Tips, teaching you exactly what NOT to do online! Why is this, you ask? Well, just because cybersecurity is serious, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Having fun engages people, and I’ve found that sharing these types of terrible tips somehow gained more attention than sharing “Don’t reuse your password” […]

Federal Legislation Requires Critical Infrastructure Groups to Report Cyberattacks

Newly passed legislation will require owners and operators of U.S. critical infrastructure to report when they get hacked or make a ransomware payment. Hailed as “historic” and a “game-changer,” the legal provision aims to support the federal government’s ongoing efforts to crack down on cyberattacks. U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-MI, and Rob Portman, R-OH—Chairman and […]

Cybersecurity Issues Surrounding NFTs

The notion of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has become one of the most popular topics in news and discourse over the past year. At their core, NFTs operate as a class of digital assets that are minted, sold, bought, and traded on the blockchain via an NFT marketplace. Each NFT comes integrated with a unique signature […]