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Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

If your organization is struggling to keep cybersecurity professionals on staff, you are not alone. According to reports from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the cybersecurity workforce is struggling to hire and retain qualified cybersecurity professionals1. Their latest survey report notes that sixty-three percent of respondents indicated that they have unfilled cybersecurity […]

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Password Security

Password fatigue refers to the feeling experienced by many people who are required to remember an excessive amount of password as part of their daily routine. It is not uncommon for people to deal with these feelings by creating a password that meets many common minimum password requirements, such as being at least 8 characters […]

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Cryptojacking Defense

Cryptojacking is a term for illicit cryptocurrency mining. This cyberattack can impact individuals as well as organizations of all sizes. This article will explore this threat and what you can do about it. Cryptocurrency You have likely heard of cryptocurrency and fall somewhere along the spectrum of cryptocurrency being an important presence in your day-to-day […]

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Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Penetration testing attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in systems, networks, human resources, or physical assets in order to test the effectiveness of security controls. Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people to prompt them into performing certain actions or divulging sensitive information. Social engineering penetration testing, then, uses different forms of social engineering attacks to […]

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Defend Against Package Delivery Scams

The increase in online shopping during the pandemic paralleled an increase in complaints to the FCC regarding delivery notification scam calls and texts aimed at stealing victims’ personal information and money.1 Many package delivery scams begin with a text message or an email regarding a package delivery to your address. These messages often contain a […]

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5 Cs of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks. Software as a Service (SaaS) for security is an outsourced service where an outside organization handles and manages your security. SaaS for security addresses the key security needs and concerns of organizations through the “5 Cs” of strategic importance to organizations1: […]

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Secure Video Conferencing

Many of us who had little to no video conferencing experience were forced to learn on the fly during the pandemic. We hastily set up workstations and fumbled through the process of installing webcams and video conferencing apps, and then it was go-time. Once our technology is functional, it is unlikely that we will go […]

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Cookies: what you need to know

Cookies Cookies are text files with small pieces of data, such as usernames and passwords, that are used to identify your computer network. HTTP cookies are a specific kind of cookie used to identify specific users and to improve user web browsing experiences. Data stored in a cookie is created by the server as you […]

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Advanced Persistent Threat/APT

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are sophisticated attacks that can have destructive consequences. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has defined an APT as, “An adversary with sophisticated levels of expertise and significant resources, allowing it through the use of multiple different attack vectors (e.g., cyber, physical, and deception) to generate opportunities to achieve […]

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Bot Security

“Bot” is short for robot, and it is a software program that performs automated, repetitive, pre-defined tasks. Bots are automated, meaning that they can run according to their instructions without a human needing to manually restart them, and their repetitive actions often imitate or replace human users’ behaviors. Bots typically operate over a network, with […]