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Stupid Simple Security Tip #23 – Dark Web, Darker News

June 3, 2021


Continuing our series on COVID-driven cybersecurity threats, let’s take a look at the Dark Web: a nefarious presence that seems almost fictional but is the home to some very real threats. You may not know what the Dark Web is, but that doesn’t mean it’s unaware of you — so arm yourself with a bit […]

  • June 3, 2021

Stupid Simple Security Tip #22 – Another Pandemic

May 27, 2021


Just as vaccines bring COVID under control, the world is on the cusp of another pandemic: ransomware. That’s not hyperbole, but congressional testimony from the director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security. His assessment is backed by the numbers (ransomware attacks jumped 715% in 2020) and by the news cycle, where a high-profile attack recently shut […]

  • May 27, 2021

Stupid Simple Security Tip #20 – Remote Control

May 13, 2021


The pandemic has challenged our society and structures by pushing medicine, the economy, and psychological tolerance to their limits…but behind the scenes (or behind our screens 🖥), quarantine conditions also threatened cybersecurity. Such quick paradigm shifts accompanied by fear, confusion, and lapsed protocols present a recipe for digital disaster, one which hackers have mercilessly exploited […]

  • May 13, 2021

Stupid Simple Security Tips #19 – Gone Phishing

April 29, 2021


Of the countless threats to data security, one the most widespread and successful is also one of the simplest: phishing. Phishing is a fraud that exploits human frailty rather than technological weak points and accordingly has thrived in the era of COVID — email attacks have recently relied on pandemic scams, and phishing sites jumped […]

  • April 29, 2021

Stupid Simple Security Tip # 18 – Always be Prepared

April 22, 2021


“A byte of prevention is worth a gig of cure”…is what Ben Franklin might say if he were still alive and publishing today (think Bezos, with slightly more hair).  OK, the imagery is odd, but the adage remains sound – and is especially relevant when it comes to getting hacked. Whether facing cybersecurity threats, equipment […]

  • April 22, 2021
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