Cyber Security

Email Scam: Cyber Security Desk – Tech Support Scams

From 2014 to 2015, tech support scams increased by 200%, according to cybersecurity leader Symantec in their 2016 Internet Security Threat Report. Throwing around scary cybersecurity terms like “malware,” scammers try to frighten victims on the phone and convince them that their computer and personal information are at risk. Acting like an expert from a trusted organization, the caller then persuades the victim to download an application or visit a site to resolve the issue, actually delivering ransomware to the unaware victim’s computer. Here’s an example of a tech support scam I recently experienced during the workday (and how I gracefully ... Read more

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Reviews

National Cyber Security Awareness Month October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, administered by the Department of Homeland Security. This is the perfect time of year for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to reflect on the universe of cyber threats and to do their part to protect their networks, their devices, and their data from those threats. Consider this: Recent Cyber Successes In May 2015, the owner and operator of the original Silk Road website—an online black market designed to enable its users to buy and sell illegal drugs and other unlawful goods and services anonymously—was sentenced to life in ... Read more