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Summer Vacation

Just a quick note to let you know that the Cybersecurity blog will be taking a summer break. We hope to be publishing again sometime in the fall of 2018.

The Physical Side of Security Awareness

The Tip Today’s tip comes from “The Security Awareness Company”, a partner in training with KnowBe4.com. By now, we are all aware of the security threats we face online such as viruses, phishing, shady websites and more. But what about

Safe Online Banking

The Tip Most of us use online banking to some extent these days. It’s important to use good habits when doing so. If the following tips sound a little familiar, it’s because being safe online in any capacity, not just

Tips For Safe Social Media Use

The Tip Many of us use social media tools like Facebook or Twitter or Snapchat every day. Given the popularity of these tools, the landscape has become ripe ground for cyber criminals and fraudsters. Using these tools safely isn’t really

Is spam clogging your inbox?

The Tip Spam campaigns are often a primary attack vector used by cyber criminals. Less spam means being a little more secure. The Detail Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom. There are a number of simple strategies you can

Will Antivirus Software Make Me Untouchable

The Tip So, you’ve done the research and chosen an antivirus software package that is well-reviewed. It’s all installed. That means you’re cyber bullet-proof right? Wrong! You yourself are the most important part of your cyber security. The Detail Antivirus

WiFi Hotspot Scams

The Tip Whether you’re vacationing, at a coffee shop, visiting a friend, or waiting in an airport, wifi hotspots are becoming ubiquitous. Sometimes the hotspots will cost a small fee, and other times they are free. In either case, be

Have I Been Pwned

The Tip We should all know by now that using the same password on multiple sites is a big security no-no! We might think our username:password is safe with the big companies, but this is absolutely not true. Did you

USB, Don’t Trust Anything

The Tip We should all know by now to never insert an unknown USB drive into our computer or laptop. Sadly, researchers are finding more and more crafty ways that criminals are abusing the ‘Universal’ part of Universal Serial Bus.

Where To Keep Your Data, And Why

This week’s topic is Where to keep your data, and why. It is more an information piece geared to getting you think, than a simple tip. The Tip These days, many of us work on laptops and take our work

Special Security Alert – Spear Phishing

In the last 48 hours, a huge increase in very sophisticated phishing emails are being reported by several major industry partners in the US and Canada, including finance, business and higher education. What is making these these ‘Spear’ Phishing attempts

Check Before You Click

The Tip Did you know that many viruses and other forms of compromise can now be spread just by visiting a website? This makes it more important than ever to be careful what you click on! The Detail Potentially harmful

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