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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
Last Line of Defense

Stupid Simple Security Tip #17 – Last Line of Defense

April 15, 2021

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Michael Gerard Tyson Iron Mike is rarely credited as a deep thinker and is certainly no IT expert, but his message should hit hard with anyone who believes they’ve accounted for every dire contingency. Spoiler alert: you haven’t. We’ve already examined several ways […]

  • April 15, 2021