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What Happened: GovPayNet (GovPayNow.com) is the latest victim of a data leak. The online payment company is used by more than 2,000 government agencies in 35 states for online payment of everything from traffic citations to court-ordered fines.   On September 14, 2018, it was discovered that more than 14 million customer records could be accessed… Read more »

Artificial intelligence (AI)

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From Siri and Watson to self-driving cars – artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming part of our everyday life. Machine learning, one type of AI, allows the automation of processes and human-like decision making. The substitute of human effort for AI has certainly found its place in cybersecurity.   The Good AI is being applied in… Read more »

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What happened: Veeam, a Swiss-based data company exposed more than 445 million records after using a misconfigured host on Amazon Web Services.  The issue was that it did not require any password to access. An independent security researcher, Bob Diachenko, discovered the open database on September 5. Diachenko notified Veeam about the issue but received no response. … Read more »

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Today’s blog is brought to you by our partner Datto.   Republished from Datto’s Blog Originally published on September 10, 2018 By Chris Brunau Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm. Florence is capable of catastrophic damage with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. The storm is expected to make landfall… Read more »

MEGA Chrome Malicious Extension

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What Happened: On September 4, an unknown hacker uploaded a malicious version of a MEGA Chrome extension. The MEGA.nz extension is a cloud storage service. The attacker was able to hack into MEGA’s Google Chrome web store account and upload the malicious version. The malicious version allowed the hacker to steal users’ credentials for popular websites… Read more »

Getac Video

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To keep the public safe, law enforcement agencies have always relied on the latest technology.  Each decade of the 1900s can be marked by the introduction of a critical investigative technology.    1900s: The introduction of fingerprinting  1920s: The introduction of the polygraph machine  1930s: The introduction of two-way radios  1940s: Radar detectors used to capture vehicle speeds  1950s: Electronic data processing machines summarized arrests and warrants  1960s: The… Read more »

multi-factor authentication

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It has never been more important for cybersecurity to be a company priority then right now. The average cost of an U.S. data breach is $7.91M (whereas the global cost of a data breach is $3.86M). Companies need to be investing in the proper steps to minimize the risk of an attack or else… There are basic cybersecurity practices… Read more »

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Before license plate reader (LPR) technology, law enforcement agencies built databases by hand. Now license plate readers allow for quick capture and building of the database. As a result, officers can spend more time on following leads and solving cases. With the increase in popularity of LPR systems, many common misconceptions have been circling around. … Read more »

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Today’s Brite Insight is brought to you by one of Brite’s certified ForeScout Engineers, Matt Ostrowski. Matt specializes in unique ForeScout deployments and enjoys finding new ways to utilize the technology.   Network access control, or NAC, allows you to pre-determine a set of parameters and policies that either allow or deny a device access…. Read more »

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The average cost of a data breach is 3.62 million globally.   Non-malicious employee error is typically the cause of a data breach. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter what IT security system an organization has in place if employees aren’t educated on the importance of cybersecurity.   Establishing a cybersecurity culture requires everyone to have an equal part in cybersecurity, which is essential in protecting the organization. To create or strengthen your cybersecurity culture, use these three tips.  1…. Read more »