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FTC's findings

By Richard Arneson By now, most of us are aware that cyber threats don’t discriminate. Any business, regardless of size, industry, location, et al., is a potential target. The media, of course, is going to focus on breaches that affect huge, public-facing, high-profile corporations whose names are recognizable (Target, Uber,

Hiring a hacker

By Richard Arneson In just nine (9) short years, ridesharing company Uber has risen from a small, San Francisco-based startup to a highly disruptive, $6.5 billion juggernaut that, along with its competitor Lyft, has given over 2 million people with a car and spare time on their hands the opportunity

Phishing is up

By Richard Arneson We’re entering the holiday season, which used to mean trips to the mall, circling the parking lot for a spot within a hundred yards of the door, and trying to get the clerk to accept a coupon that expired a year ago. But that’s all changed. Now

Malware

By Richard Arneson Hopefully the answer is a resounding “NO”, but the Brazilian banking industry has recently been hit hard by “GhostDNS”, so named by China-based security research firm NetLab, which discovered the sinister malware in September. The phishing infection has hijacked over 100,000 routers in South America’s largest country

Security Check-up

Choose to ignore it and you’ll pay later (just ask the city of Atlanta) In March of this year, the City of Atlanta found out the hard way what failing to do a security check-up can mean. They were hit with the SamSam ransomware, which created an encrypted wall that

Protection for your own backyard

By Richard Arneson An 18-month-old study by the Ponemon Institute, an independent research and education organization that works to advance privacy management practices for businesses and government agencies, discovered that, even though malicious insiders compose the largest, most costly source of security breaches, over seventy-five percent (75%) of businesses largely