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The Dangers of the Inbox

  Every now and then, an email with a catchy subject line appears in your inbox and you end up clicking on it, either because you’re curious about the subject line or because you assume the sender is trustworthy. Unfortunately, this is how most cyberattacks tend to begin – with a single click. What unfolds […]

Cybersecurity Month: The Many Forms of Malware

  Malware comes in many forms … and many disguises. Variants include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, and ransomware, but it all comes down to the same thing: malicious software invading your machine. According to SonicWall’s Annual Cyber Threat Report, there have been over 9.9 million malware attacks in 2019. The main purpose of […]

Cybersecurity Month: The Smart Way to Handle Smart Devices

  Smartphones, smart appliances, smart homes … Is there anything that isn’t smart? Well, it turns out that relying on smart devices isn’t always that smart. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the new frontier in networking. Smart devices have internet capability, enabling them to network with computers, phones, and each other. The purpose […]

Cybersecurity Month: Your Data is Valuable — Protect It

  Thieves coming after your money is easy to understand. But, why would someone target your data? According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been over 540 major data breaches reported for the first half of 2020, affecting over 160 million people. This easily tells you how valuable data can be to attackers […]

Cybersecurity Month: Social Engineering — And All Its Moving Parts

  Sometimes, the most powerful tool is a word. Social engineers know that, and they use that tool to bypass all of the automatic protections and preplanned procedures you have in place. A persuasive lie can get an attacker further than a dozen hacking tricks. What is social engineering? Social engineering is the “art” of […]