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Social Engineering: Impersonation

January 29th, 2016

No matter how secure a system is, there’s always a way to break in. While software companies are learning how to strengthen their programs, hackers and malicious social engineers are turning to the weakest part of the infrastructure – the people. Impersonation is when a person plays the role of someone you are likely to […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud

January 19th, 2016

Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Tax season is officially upon us. It’s time to gather your W-2s, crunch numbers and mail your annual income taxes to Uncle Sam. It’s also time to learn about the number one fraud of the season: identity theft tax refund fraud. Understanding how cyber criminals pull it off and what […]

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2015’s Consumer Risk Index

December 2nd, 2015

A survey conducted by Hart Research Associates, from June 24 to July 26, 2015, among 1,029 USA participants ages 18-69, for Travelers tallied 2015’s Consumer Risk Index. This annual survey, third year ongoing, includes findings of consumer’s awareness on finances, privacy, cyber threat, and physical risks. The top three consumer risks in 2015 were: Financial Concerns & […]

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Shop Safely Online!

November 27th, 2015

The Holiday Season is officially upon us, and with its magnificent splendor, the joyous music and glistening lights comes the shopping rush. In the midst of all the celebration we must keep in mind the holidays are also prime season for cyber thieves. As we have seen in the past with Target’s huge Data Breach […]

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How to effectively manage Technology Service Providers (TSPs), reduce cyber risk, and ensure compliance

November 17th, 2015

Data breaches continue to make headlines – it’s important to make sure that third-party vendors are not putting your business at risk.  By Brian Smith   Vendor risk is real. Two out of three companies rely on third parties. The value that third-party technology service providers (TSPs) bring can quickly be eroded by the associated cyber […]

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New Ransomware Takes Websites Captive

November 10th, 2015

Ransomware is a growing problem that is now affecting websites around the world. This newly-discovered ransomware variant called Linux.encoder attempts to infect Linux-based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. The malware requires administrator privileges to run and once it lands on a server, it encrypts any files, images, pages, scripts and source […]

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How safe is Online Banking?

November 6th, 2015

A Kaspersky Lab and B2B International IT Security Risks Survey conducted this year, in which over 5,000 companies from 26 different countries participated, states that our online banking transactions are not as secure as we thought. Over 30% of the participants admitted they don’t offer a secure channel in which customers can make online payments. […]

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Assess Your Cybercrime Preparedness

October 23rd, 2015

Cybercrime is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world, and many businesses are under-prepared for it. This is evident in the news wires, which continue to buzz with stories about major credit/debit card breaches at retail chain stores. Cybercrime is an umbrella term for the exploitation of information networks by criminals seeking financial gain. It covers a broad spectrum of illegal activities, ranging from financial […]

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The nitty-gritty about email phishing

October 16th, 2015

Phishing remains the most popular scam among fraudsters because attacks are relatively easy to execute and tend to be successful, generating billions of dollars each year. By impersonating a renowned and trusted entity, cybercriminals attempt to obtain important personal information, such as accounts numbers, passwords, SSN and credit card information. Protect yourself by keeping an […]

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Avoiding Lottery Scams

October 9th, 2015

  Be wary of any unsolicited emails that claims you have won a large sum of money in an international lottery- there is no lottery and most definitely, no prize. Lottery scams are one of the most common types of online fraud. The scam begins when you receive an email that states you have won […]

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