Tag: cybersecurity

5 tips to stay safe while online shopping

It’s Cyber Monday! Shopping online is convenient, both for you and cybercriminals.  Here are five quick tips to help you stay safe and protect yourself while online shopping. Use a secure payment method. Pay with either a credit card or PayPal.  These options offer more buyer protection when it comes to fraudulent charges.  Credit card…

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New smart device? Make sure it’s secure before using

Before you start asking Alexa or Google who won the football game, changing the thermostat behind your partners back or starting a rave with the new color-changing lights you have a few to-dos to take care of to ensure your privacy isn’t being invaded by your new connected device. Over the decades, we have been…

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Breach Breakdown: GovPayNow Leaks 14M+ Records

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…

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AI and Cybersecurity: The Battle Between Good and Evil

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 one…

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Three Networks Every Company Needs

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.…

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3 Ways to Create a Cybersecurity Culture

The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 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. …

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Phishing Emails Are Getting Smarter – Are You?

We are all aware of the threat of phishing attacks. It is sometimes assumed that technical minded people are invincible to phishing attacks, but even the most savvy can be duped. The latest phishing attack making headlines has a 90% success rate. You may be familiar with the standard phishing language below, but what about non-traditional methods? Standard…

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