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Increasing Cyber Threats To Manufacturing: Don’t Panic, Get The Facts

Since the beginning of 2019 and well into 2020, cybersecurity incidents for the manufacturing industry have been on the rise. Ransomware attacks alone have increased by 156%, and no doubt phishing scams have increased with them. Both of these social engineering tactics can cause issues, particularly to a manufacturer’s clientele. A data breach or network […]

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Update Your Chrome Browser: New Active Security Flaw

Google released updates yesterday for another zero-day vulnerability, almost a month after patching an actively exploited zero-day flaw. The tech giant released the patch for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which includes a total of 47 security updates. The term zero day describes a type of vulnerability that occurs when a software vendor is aware of […]

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Victor Schools At The Mercy of Hacker After Powerful Cyber Attack

Since the beginning of the week, Victor Central School District has been shut down after falling victim to a ransomware attack. No personal or financial information from students was affected, only the district’s servers. Information sent out to parents explained that the attackers were holding files on the district’s server hostage and asking for ransom. […]

HIPAA Business Agreements: Easy to Understand Basics

If you’re part of an organization that works closely with ePHI (electronic protected health information), you’ll need to understand the responsibility you bear when it comes to patient data. Both covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) need to be part of a business associate agreement (BAA) as outlined by HIPAA policies. This blog post […]

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Election Day Free Of Cyberattacks, But How Long Will This Last?

While America waits with baited breath over the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, cybersecurity officials have been bracing themselves for an onslaught of cyber attacks. The good news is that for now, there seems to have been no interference from cybercriminals on Election Day. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National […]

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Is Your Best Worker Toxic? Hire Someone Pleasant

One bad apple can spoil the bunch. A common phrase used to discuss a toxic person’s influence on an otherwise healthy group of people. Most people apply this phrase to someone in their personal lives, but could toxic people at work be spoiling your employee morale? While it’s easy to spot someone who isn’t pulling […]

CYBERCRIMINALS TARGETING WORLDWIDE GAMING INDUSTRY

The video game industry is a huge commercial market that generated $120.1 billion in revenue in 2019. Cybercrimes relate to the gaming industry are often difficult to trace, which is why attackers are increasingly targeting popular online games and community platforms. According to a recent report, some underground marketplaces that deal with the trading of […]

ZOOM CONFIRMS TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (2FA) AVAILABLE FOR ALL USERS

Zoom today confirmed two-factor authentication (2FA) will now be available for all users of the videoconferencing platform, which has come under intense security scrutiny as employees around the world continue to work from home to curb the spread of COVID-19. Zoom’s 2FA will let users opt for authentication apps such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, […]

TRANSPARENT SMARTPHONE FROM SAMSUNG COULD BE THE FUTURE

Samsung is developing a transparent smartphone, it seems. The company has patented one such design quite recently. This patent surfaced at WIPO, while Letsogodigital (and Guiseppe Spinelli aka Snoreyn) created some renders for everyone to check out. This patent was published on August 27, while it was filed back in January this year. It is […]