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When Working Remotely Due to Coronavirus, Keep Cybersecurity in Mind

When Working Remotely Due to Coronavirus, Keep Cybersecurity in Mind

The Covid-19 pandemic has now caused many cities and municipalities to enact shelter in place orders. With the spread of novel coronavirus, daily life has been affected in unprecedented ways. Home-work and homeschooling measures mean that millions of Americans are using video conferencing for the first time. With this surge in new users, there will be many cybersecurity challenges. When it comes to flattening the curve of Covid-19, we know it’s important to be mindful about what you touch. The same goes for the online environment. 

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Digital hygiene tips for coronavirus scams

Digital hygiene tips for coronavirus scams

During the evolving public health crisis surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is essential to remain vigilant in the days and weeks to come, online as well as out in the world. It is likely you are tracking several news sources on this growing epidemic—now defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a pandemic. While it is important to heed the CDC’s advice to wash our hands and keep social distance, we should also maintain our information and digital hygiene.

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Stalkerware Installations Up 60% in 2019

Stalkerware Installations Up 60% in 2019

The number of stalkerware apps detected on smartphones increased in 2019, a full 60% over the previous year according to a new report released by Kaspersky Labs. The anti-virus company’s annual mobile malware report said stalkerware reports increased from 40,286 in 2019 to 67,500 in 2019, figures derived from data gleaned from Kaspersky product users that consented to provide statistical data for research purposes

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Ask the Expert: What is Vishing

Ask the Expert: What is Vishing

You’ve probably heard of scammers targeting people with phishing emails, but what about vishing?

Vishing (or voice phishing) is similar to a phishing attack, but it is conducted over the phone. Here’s how it works: Scammers call targets from a phony (or spoofed) phone number, typically claiming to be representatives of banks or financial organizations alerting the target to an account issue. Other methods include loan offers, employment opportunities, and debt collectors, but the goals are generally the same: get the target to provide information about their financial accounts or send money.

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5 Signs a Cyberattack Is Under Way and 5 Things You Need to Do Before It Happens

5 Signs a Cyberattack Is Under Way and 5 Things You Need to Do Before It Happens

Cyberwar could be a life disrupter as well as a business killer. Iran and its allies have a history of launching attacks that are hard to prove but nonetheless concerning. Top among the threats posed by Iran is the possibility of a massive cyber offensive aimed at critical infrastructure like the power grid, financial organizations, hospitals, election systems, businesses of all stripes, and government agencies. While you might imagine such an attack would be readily apparent with widespread blackouts and the like, the start of a cyberwar campaign may be more like the contrail of a firework, a subtle streak of smoke in the sky preceding a very obvious conflagration. It could target your employees, not your company. We're all connected. So, how do you know if it's happening?

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MISLEADING MARKETING PRACTICES: LENDING COMPANIES USING YOUR BANK’S REPUTATION WITHOUT PERMISSION

MISLEADING MARKETING PRACTICES: LENDING COMPANIES USING YOUR BANK’S REPUTATION WITHOUT PERMISSION

While consumers are constantly bombarded with electronic ads, and the dangers of online scams, the average buyer has evolved and will research before signing the dotted line. Other lending and insurance marketers have resorted to purchasing consumer information to seem legitimate.

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Phishing, Vishing, Smishing: What You Need to Know

Phishing, Vishing, Smishing: What You Need to Know

As the incentive for cybercrime increases, so too do the methods used by hackers and scammers. The names for their various tactics may sound fun, but they can be company killers just as easily as they can target individuals. 

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Now that the holiday season is over a new season begins- tax season. Whether you are ready or not tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are.  We want to educate you on what tax identity theft is how IRS Imposters target you, as well as give you tips to start fighting tax identity theft right away. 

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The 2020 Tax Frauds: Old is New and “Better” than Ever

The 2020 Tax Frauds: Old is New and “Better” than Ever

This tax season it’s the same old story when it comes to fraud; but the 2020 reboot is going to require tax professionals and taxpayers to level-up when it comes to staying cyber safe. The targets remain the same (employers, payroll companies, tax preparers and taxpayers) as does the approach: Social engineering. But the bad guys got in great shape during the off-season and have a stealthier playbook in 2020.

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Why International Data Privacy Day Matters More than Ever

Why International Data Privacy Day Matters More than Ever

Also known as Data Protection Day in Europe, Data Privacy Day is a global thing. However, unlike National Talk Like a Pirate Day or International Donut Day, Data Privacy Day takes notice of an increasingly urgent reality, the erosion of our most often ignored human right: the right to privacy. 

While Data Privacy Day only dates back to 2007, it is only in recent years that it has been getting much attention. The prime reason for this bad news. We have hit a privacy tipping point.

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