Security Tips To Keep Your Summer Vacation Fun

Summer is finally here and many of us are taking advantage of the nice weather to take some time off! Before you head out on your much needed summer vacation, don’t let your guard down when it comes to your security. Here are some tips on how to keep your vacation fun and avoid potential disaster. 1. Turn On Security Features Misplacing or having your devices stolen can put a damper on...

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Brute Force: Anatomy of an Attack

Brute Force: Anatomy of a Cyber Attack, Varonis

The media coverage of NotPetya has hidden what might have been a more significant cyber attack: a brute force attack on the UK Parliament. While for many it was simply fertile ground for Twitter Brexit jokes, a cyber attack like this that targets a significant government body is a reminder that brute force remains a common threat to be addressed. It also raises important questions as to how such a cyber attack could have happened in...

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Addressing the increasing risk of web applications

Addressing the increasing risk of web applications

According to Verizon’s recent security report, attacks on web applications are now the leading source of data enterprise breaches, up 500% since 2014. The spike in attacks has caused cyber security professionals to be most concerned about customer facing web apps introducing security risks to the business. Organizations of all sizes and industries are increasingly concerned about the security of their web applications, mobile applications, and or other software packages. Application...

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Ten Practical Steps to Protect Your Online Privacy via Cylance

Two things happened recently which should raise an alarm for anyone concerned about their online privacy. The first was a major release by WikiLeaks on March 7, 2017 of a trove of hacks and hacking techniques allegedly employed by the CIA to exploit a number of common electronic devices and applications. Although these tactics were intended for use against foreign intelligence targeted by the United States, the collection illustrates the broad weaknesses...

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Infected By Ransomware. Now What?

Don't negotiate with e-terrorists. Be a hero and rescue your hostage PC. With nasty malware like Locky making the rounds—encrypting its victims’ files, and then refusing to unlock them unless you pay up—ransomware is a serious headache. But not all ransomware is so difficult. Did you know, In 2016 alone, ransomware payouts are closing in on the billion-dollar mark, with a whopping 70% of companies reporting that they paid to have their maliciously-encrypted...

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10 Cyber Security Tips From The Experts

It’s getting a little bit more than scary for the average computer user. Companies and federal agencies are regularly hacked. To help ward off the bad guys, Security pros came together to offer basic advice to help the average user. 1. Take an inventory of your devices.  Start by writing down a list of all the devices in your house that connect to the Internet. The obvious ones are your laptop, tablet,...

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6 ways Sophos Home can keep your kids safe this school year!

In many parts of the world right now we are right in the middle of back-to-school season. Kids are getting excited to see their friends again and head back to the classroom, and are preparing for the best possible experience in school this year. But what about at home? With so much of a child’s social life, homework and playtime happening online nowadays, you want to make sure their experience on...

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Secure Sense Crew Interview: Matt Watkinson

We know you’ve been dying to get to know who’s behind both the sales and technological wizardry here at Secure Sense, so here you have it, the Crew Interview. Today kicks off our very first of a mini blog series about getting to know who runs the show, a.k.a. our Secure Sense Squad…ahem…first off we have, Matt Watkinson!   Ok, first one’s easy, Coffee or Tea? Coffee generally, but ill drink tea. I have...

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10 Info Security Tips for Small Businesses

10 Information Security Tips for Small Businesses

When it comes to information and data security, most small business owners often do not know where to start. But in today’s world, customers have naturally come to expect that their sensitive data will be kept secure. It can be an intimidating step for a small business that likely does not have an IT department, but we have compiled a list of tips to help you tackle your security concerns. 1. Identify...

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