Your organization’s online safety and security are a responsibility every employee shares. Today all workplaces face the growing risk of cyberattacks. No matter where you are employed – whether it’s at corporate headquarters, a downtown restaurant, hospital, government agency or school ‒ online safety and security are a responsibility we all share. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 30 million small businesses nationwide. These organizations have a
Most of us know to ignore those email scams that offer life-changing sums of money for a little investment up front. But what about the scams that get delivered right to your front step? From phony job offers to fake sweepstakes, mail fraud plays all the same notes as phishing emails and other social engineering attacks. And even if you’re the type of security-aware individual that would never fall for
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2018 ‒ Today marks the first day of the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an extensive online safety awareness and education initiative co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Each week throughout the month will highlight cybersecurity awareness by examining a specific theme. Focus areas include practicing good cybersecurity at home; building a capable cyber workforce; establishing a strong culture
Cyberbullying presents a tough challenge for parents and kids alike. Young people spend a lot of time on social media sites and various chat apps, both of which offer common ground for cyberbullies. Unlike physical bullying, it’s difficult for parents to identify when their child might be a victim, especially since there are few if any, physical signs. And kids are likely to hide evidence of bullying from their families. Below
For years, security experts have recommended complexity as a measure of strength. Your password should contain double-digit characters. Your password should contain symbols, numbers, and letters. Your password should utilize upper and lowercase letters. Shuffle in some randomness, change them periodically and finally, your password passes the minimal requirements of what is considered “secure.” But now your password is difficult to type and even harder to remember. Which would be
Cybercriminals are a diverse lot, yet you can spot some patterns and motives across the group. For victims, be they businesses or individuals, the outcome of an encounter can usually be quantified—some sort of loss has occurred. From here, you can start to understand the cybercriminal’s motives. The degree of loss can suggest the motive and operating capability of the cybercriminal, but the type of attack must also be considered.