Cyber Security


What Is Bloatware? How to Identify and Remove It

There are some expectations a person has when they purchase a new device, whether it be a smartphone or a new computer. It needs to perform better than your old device, and it should run the top-of-the-line programs without any problems. Unfortunately, it seems brands like Samsung and Microsoft never got the memo. When you purchase one of their new, top-of-the-line products, you also end up with a...


How to Identify a Scam or Phishing Link

Cybercrime takes many forms. It’s crucial for an individual and an organization to always take extra precautions to protect their assets. Below are some examples of cybercrime you need to be aware of, along with some information on how to protect yourself better. Phishing Do you know that phishing is the most common type of cybercrime? About 74% of organizations experienced successful phishi...

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6 Internet COVID Scams to Look Out For

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, more and more people are becoming victims of various scams. These scams come in the form of phishing and business scams that leave people worried about the information they’ve given hackers access to. If you’re worried about falling victim to one of these online scams, we’re here to detail some of the scams you should be on the lookout for ...


Behind the hack: See how easily your business can be hacked

Watch as a certified ethical hacker breaks into 3 computers in just minutes One of the greatest risks to your business these days is hackers trying to break into your IT systems. Thanks to automated tools, all businesses are being targeted by all hackers, all the time. They want to steal your data, your logins – or worse, hold your data to ransom. We asked a certified ethical hacker...

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Cyber Security Matters: 20 Most Common Passwords Found On The Dark Web

The Internet is one of the most useful tools that has ever been invented. Unfortunately, it also comes with its share of risks. Major cyber security threats exist in the form of hackers who prey upon Internet users, and they often congregate on the dark web. We’ve put together a list of the 20 most common passwords that hackers have access to, so it’s in your best interest to avoid using any of th...

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Weekly Security Tip: What is Social Engineering?

Why are cyber scams so effective? It comes down to social engineering tactics that successful cybercriminals have mastered. In this week’s security tip video, learn some common social engineering tactics used by cybercriminals and some of the red flags you should look out for. Quick Tips Watch out for threatening language during phone calls and emails. Offeri...

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Deep dive into Ransomware and how to prevent it

High in the list of system managers’ nightmares is a message on the screen saying, “Your files on this computer have been encrypted. Please send us payment if you want to get them back.” That means the computer has been attacked by ransomware. Government institutions, hospitals, and large enterprises have fallen victim to it. The costs can be huge, whether you pay the amount dema...


Is FitBit HIPAA Compliant?

Are wearables HIPAA compliant? Your FitBit is in a gray area of compliance and with technology on the rise, providers and HIPAA regulations will need to stay up to date to accommodate the new ways of processing health data. Read more about this story.

OCR’s long list of fines

#OCR has given out $80 million in fines in 55 cases since the HIPAA ruling took effect in 2003. Read more below about the hashtag#HIPAA violation cases the OCR has dealt with below. Read this article

Girl Scouts of Orange County averted the breach of 2,800 girls information

Is your daughter a part of the #GirlScouts? Be careful, even the Thin Mints are at risk of a #breach. Read the article about how the Girl Scouts of Orange County averted the breach of 2,800 girls information through an email hack.