The More You Know …

Employee education can help you avoid viruses and phishing Threat-savvy team members are one of the key elements of a secure organization. If your employees aren’t prepared and watching for suspicious emails or websites, you’ve left yourself wide open for some expensive attacks like: Viruses Ransomware Phishing scams Internet safety training often falls to the […]

Bringing It Home: Breaches and Phishing Hit Texas and New Mexico

There’s an interesting phenomenon in psychology known as “The Just World Effect.” Basically, we have such a hard time accepting our own vulnerability that we blame people for the unfortunate events that befall them. The underlying belief is that bad things only happen to people (or organizations) that had it coming in one way or […]

Cyber-crime and social engineering

For as long as there have been cybercriminals, there have been social engineers, or people who use tricks and scams to force other people to volunteer sensitive information. There are several ways to use social engineering to acquire valuable information like account passwords and bank accounts, but avoiding these scams comes down to one thing: […]

9 cybersecurity terms everyone must know

Everyone, from doctors to lawyers, needs to continue learning to stay ahead of the times. Business owners might have it worst of all, oftentimes needing to stay on top of several industries to keep their company running. Keep reading for a refresher on all the latest trends and buzzwords used in the cybersecurity sector. Malware […]

Don’t let hackers fool you with these tricks

According to several reports, the volume of malicious cyber attacks have increased since the beginning of the Rio Olympics. And even though our devices have the latest network security systems, hackers have a cunning trick up their sleeves — social engineering. Unlike malware and other viruses, social engineering tricks people into divulging sensitive data to […]

Vulnerability exposed by WhatsApp bug

News that a potential security threat in the web-based version of WhatsApp left up to 200 million of its users with their data exposed to hackers and malware acts as a reminder to us all to be vigilant in our online interactions. While the bug affected the popular instant messaging app’s web-based version rather than […]

The Epsilon Incident and How It Affects You

A recent incident in which Epsilon – one of the largest email service providers in the world – fell victim to phishing has highlighted the need for companies, big and small, to pay more attention to their security protocols lest not only their business data be compromised, but also that of their clients. There’s been […]

Phishing Alert for QuickBooks Customers

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR QuickBooks Customers: Intuit is receiving reports of individuals receiving fraudulent emails from QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online. The two separate emails ask customers to either download a plug in to assess their security or download a Digital Certificate. Customers should delete either of these emails. As we discover these fraudulent sites (cyber criminals […]