The Biggest & Baddest Data Breaches of 2016


With a history of over 5,000 data breaches in the last 10 years, it’s safe to say that any electronic information connected to you is either at risk or has already been compromised at least once. As James Comey, the director of the FBI puts it, “There are two kinds of companies. Those that have been hacked and those that don’t know yet that they’ve been hacked.” This list shows a breakdown of the 10 largest data breaches, with a minimum of 10 million records at risk, in the past year.


  • Yahoo!:The biggest one of 2016, with 500 million records stolen, actually More >
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How to Stay Protected Against Ransomware


Ransomware is a malware class that infects computers, encrypts the files and demands money in exchange for access — or the victim loses valuable data forever. It’s a billion-dollar business that is growing and spreading quickly. Businesses large and small are under threat from increasingly aggressive and brutal ransomware attacks. Loss of access to critical files can cause massive disruption to an organization’s productivity. Prevention is far better than a cure, so here are 7 security solutions you should have in place to give the best possible defense against ransomware.


  1. Back up your files regularly and keep a recent backup off-site.


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Cyber Security Resolutions: In One Year, Out the Other

6 Cyber Security Resolutions You Can Actually Accomplish



In 2017, think about what you should be doing to protect your personal identity & personal information of your family, customers, clients, and employees. Here are some easy resolutions to get you started:


  •  I will file my taxes early Tax fraud is big business in identity theft these days. Putting your taxes off until the last-minute gives identity thieves more time to file a false return in your name, and make off with your tax refund. File early to eliminate yourself as a target, and get you your tax-return sooner.


  •  I will review my credit reports More >

How to Protect Your New Tech

With the Holiday festivities upon us, it’s likely that new tech gadgets have topped your personal wish list. As exciting as these gifts are, you should be aware of the ways that you’ll need to protect your new device. Remember, if it connects to the Internet, it is vulnerable.   For Safe Computer Setup: 1. Install Security Software The moment you connect to the Internet, your computer becomes vulnerable. While a brand-new computer out of the box may seem secure, it is not. Sometimes a brand-new computer may sit in a stock room for months before finding its new home. One of More >