Hackers Have Stolen Company Data. What Will They Do Next?

First, it’s worth stating that you are not alone. According to Forbes, around 30,000 websites are hacked every day. Some of the world’s most prominent companies and brands, like Home Depot, Target, Equifax, Wendy’s, Delta, and the health insurer Anthem have experienced major data breaches. Hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. alone have had personally identifiable information, such as passwords, PINs, health Read More

Are You a Victim of a Data Breach?

No company or individual is immune from the possibility of a data breach. Each day, hackers work to find vulnerabilities in the most secure systems. Data breaches happen most frequently to smaller companies or individuals, but even massive Fortune 500’s are at risk. The data affected by a breach can contain information from within the company about financial data or personnel files, as well as current and future Read More

Cyber Security Vigilantism: Invaluable Tool, or Unnecessary Headache?

Cyber Security has been a consistent priority for companies throughout the digital age. As security protocols become more sophisticated, so too do hackers and fraudsters that seek to exploit the system. It has become more and more difficult for the average person to determine whether an inquiry is legitimate or not, which makes fraudsters target vulnerable groups like the elderly or disabled. As a response, Read More

The EU and U.S. Update Their Shared Privacy Framework

In December, the EU and U.S. began updating their shared Data Privacy Framework, which will increase security for trans-Atlantic data transferring for businesses and organizations. The decision came about to create increased privacy for Europeans in regard to U.S. criminal law enforcement and national security purposes and ensure that countries outside the EU maintain the same level of data protection standards. What Read More

What To Do If Your Small Business Falls Victim to Cybercrime

Data is one of the world's most valuable resources today, making it more and more susceptible to corruption and theft. The best thing anyone can do to protect their information is to take preventative measures such as utilizing encryption services and staying educated about the most recent developments in data security and new trends in cybercrime. In spite of your best efforts, if you or your business fall victim to Read More

Top 5 Cyber Crimes to Be Aware Of

It is the digital age and you need to be prepared to protect yourself from internet crimes, particularly as we move towards digital currency and keeping important documents and information entirely virtual. With that in mind, here are the top 5 cybercrimes you need to be aware of and the steps you can take to protect yourself.  Internet Fraud Internet fraud typically occurs when the scammer asks someone to send Read More

What You Need to Know About Password Managers

Most of us have multiple online accounts: work and personal email, social media, and online banking are only a handful of examples. Remembering a unique password for each one would be difficult, which is why so many people use the same password over and over- even when it puts their information- and even that of their employer- at risk. One Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report estimated that most hacking-related Read More

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Hacking

We’ve all seen them – the movies where a nefarious group of hackers breaks into a government or financial institution and madness ensues. Sometimes the good guys are the ones doing the hacking. The movies provide the thrill, but they also play into common tropes about “hacking” and cyber heists without matching the reality modern business’ face. Sometimes to beat a hacker you have to think like a hacker which means Read More

Simple Steps to Protect Your Phone’s Data

Smartphones are everywhere. While they’ve technically been around since the early ‘90s, smartphones blew up in popularity over the last 15 years. Now, just about every adult has one in their pocket at any given time, and children around the world are getting their hands on their own phones earlier. This grants greater accessibility for communities everywhere, but this also comes with some serious data security Read More

Choosing and Protecting the Perfect Password

Protecting your assets and information begins with the perfect password. Unfortunately, lots of Internet users are still relying on outdated combinations of their birthdays, pets’ names, and favorite foods. By spending just a couple of minutes on your Internet security, you can significantly decrease the chances of getting your password stolen. Has your information been compromised? Contact a member of the Stolen Read More