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An Eye Opening Threat Assessment

You’ll be amazed at what gets uncovered by a security threat assessment and the valuable insight that results. “Wow, we had no idea that was going on in our network!” After performing numerous threat assessments for a variety of organizations, this is...

/ April 23, 2015

Cyber Security Heads to the Federal Government – Will it Help?

I recently read that the President is expected to announce national cyber security guidelines and rules at the upcoming State of the Union Address. While I am typically not a fan of more government regulations, I do think that the time has...

/ January 14, 2015

E-ZPass Spear Phishing Email Alert

Please be aware of a Spear Phishing email that targets E-ZPass users. The subject line reads “FW: Pay for driving on toll road” and the body of the email looks like this: You have not paid for driving on a toll road....

/ July 28, 2014

The Impact of HeartBleed Vulnerability

As you may have now learned, there is a very serious vulnerability that has been discovered in the OpenSSL 1.0.1 library. This vulnerability can allow an external attacker to extract segments of memory from a remote system without leaving any traces. The...

/ April 12, 2014

Beware of Windows XP End of Support Life Scam

Last night, my wife received a call from someone offering assistance with the migrating of Windows XP, given Microsoft’s upcoming End of Support (4/8/2014) for Windows XP. After she handed the phone to me, I asked the caller, a few questions. And...

/ April 8, 2014

Safeguarding Personal Data Doesn’t Stop Online

Like millions of other fellow Target shoppers, my wife and I learned that our credit card information was breached via purchases made in stores over a period of a few weeks. Thankfully, we have not yet experienced any fraudulent activity. However, this...

/ January 9, 2014

Cyber Security Summit Expectations

Every day the news reports are filled with numerous cyber-attacks launched by nefarious individuals and groups against unsuspecting targets. It seems that not a day goes by that doesn’t include such attacks along with victims who think they would not be targeted...

/ September 24, 2013
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