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Wow! What a year 2017 has been! As we all begin to look back at the year that was, there are numerous events or stories that could top any of our lists. For me, the ascension of Bitcoin has to be at the top of any...

We told you that cyber criminals are very resourceful and you wouldn’t think your coffee pot or a delivery notice could make you vulnerable.  Unfortunately, they can but taking a few precautions you can stay safe.    Change your coffee pot's password Connectable devices will be a hot...

If you don’t need your credit for a while then you may want to freeze your credit. A credit report freeze (aka: credit freeze, credit report lock or security freeze) is a way for you to control how a credit reporting agency can sell your...

With all the chaos, confusion, and consternation that’s going around in the wake of WannaCry (WannaCrypt) outbreak, our focus again turns to the proper care and handling of our computers – specifically those “traditional” computers like servers, desktops, and laptops. We have known for years...

The US Senate Commerce Committee has (April 2017) advanced a bill to help small and medium businesses (SMB) protect themselves from cyber-threats.  The bill, titled the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act, would require NIST (National Institutes of Standards and Technology) to booster resources available to the...

Last month, DefensePoint Security, a Virginia-based government cybersecurity contractor, announced its employees’ W-2 tax data had been compromised. But the company wasn’t hit with a sophisticated hack. It turns out that someone inside the company fell victim to one of the oldest cybersecurity ruses, a...

Hospitals and other healthcare-related businesses have worked to adopt modern information technology practices and systems.  This includes extensive use of electronic health records, broadening use of smartphones and tablets, Internet-enabled medical devices, and patient-friendly systems to increase patient satisfaction. But unfortunately, with this continued adoption...