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It Starts at Home Now that October has been designated National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the United States Department of Homeland Security, we are seeing promotional material from a variety of public-facing businesses.  Everyone from our banks to our credit cards to the grocery store is ...

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A wise man once said – “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote has since been proven by science; educators now call it “experiential learning." This article presents new ideas for involving remote site workers in the cyber security ...

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Imagine a lifeguard at the beach sitting on his perch. His job is to patrol and monitor for signs of trouble. He sees a surfer being attacked by a shark. Wow, a lot of good it does that he’s in a completely helpless position; by the time he scrambles ...

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Not all computer viruses immediately crash your device in a dramatic display. A virus can run in the background, quietly creeping around on its tip-toes, stealing things and messing things up along the way. If your computer has a virus, here’s what may happen: Windows suddenly shuts down. Programs automatically start ...

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What is catphishing? It certainly isn’t Garfield lazily sitting in a canoe holding a fishing rod. Catphishing is when a fraudster fabricates an identity and tricks someone via cyber communication into a phony emotional or romantic relationship—usually for financial gain to the scammer—because eventually he’ll hit the victim up ...