The Equifax data breach: Next steps

We have been closely following the Equifax security breach, which has affected more than 143 million American consumers, and wanted to give you a quick primer on the information that we know. Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, has been subjected to a security breach that lasted…

Ensure tech-savvy kids are safe online

Today, kids are online from an early age for education tools, games and connecting socially with peers. While parents want to make sure that children behave in a safe and secure way, it can be difficult to navigate kids’ security since older generations didn’t necessarily grow up with the same…

What’s the passphrase?

To prevent hacking, we are often prompted to create “strong” passwords, which may include a numeric figure or symbol. But, have you ever considered going a step farther and using a passphrase? According to a SANS Institute newsletter, passphrases are, “Phrases or simple sentences that are easy to remember, but…

Cybersecurity roundup

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so we’re offering readers a recap of the most important cybersecurity posts we’ve put together courtesy of The SANS Institute. In today’s digital age, when most communication occurs via the internet, it’s imperative that people take precaution. Preventing a potential phishing attack Email serves…

Email do’s and don’ts refresher

Today, email is the predominate form of communication for many. With cybersecurity being a top concern, it’s worth reviewing email do’s and don’ts to make sure you’re taking precaution when communicating digitally. The latest newsletter from the SANS Institute reminds us that there are many common email features that could…

How to protect yourself against malware attacks

Malware, or malicious software, is a computer program that sophisticated cyber criminals install on your computer or device to gain access to your personal information and online activities. These cyber attackers make a profit by selling your device’s stolen information, sending spam emails and even preventing a user from accessing…

What to know about CEO fraud

CEO fraud or Business Email Compromise (BEC) is the latest attack on the corporate industry from cyber criminals. During these scams, a cyber criminal disguised as a CEO or senior executive of their company will send an email to staff members to convince them to wire money into their accounts,…