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Passwords … mind over matter

July 8, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I’m always fascinated when I see articles stating that the top passwords of the year were “password” “1234” or “qwerty” or even “abc” in conjunction with the millions of articles about data breaches that offer easy-to-do actions for people to take to protect their personal data, either personal or work. Why are the exact same, weak passwords being used over and over when people know and understand that data can and most likely will be hacked? I recently attended “The Psychology...

biometrics, cyber security, Cybersecurity, facial biometrics, fingerprint biometric, phishing, secure passwords


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Zoom “zooms” up its lax security

July 1, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

COVID has taken the physical world virtual. As stay-at-home orders abounded, and quite frankly, should still be observed, along with wearing masks, social distancing and washing of hands, colleagues, family, friends, clubs and other groups hit the virtual world to do business, stay connected and attempt to have some sort of calmness amid pure chaos. At the same time, threat actors and cybercriminals were at the ready, armed with a playbook of schemes to run interference.  The platform of choice...

COVID, COVID-19, cyber security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, online events, phishing, Ransomware, Zoom


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The art of privacy

June 10, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

The struggle is real in this COVID-19 world we’re all living in with so many uncertainties, concerns, distracted thinking, working from home … the list goes on and on. A huge concern that employers and employees must realize is that to enable continued, gainful employment and the ability to work from home, technology/hardware has to be protected from threat actors and processes have to be in place to fend off cyberattacks.  First, thinking must shift to that of protection, then the light-bulb...

Coronavirus, COVID-19. COVID, COVID19, Cybersecurity, mobile, mobile access, phishing, Smart Devices


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How companies can fight against cyber threats

December 16, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As 2019 closes, 2020 is full of new possibilities and opportunities. While it's a time for growth, change and newness, cyber criminals are lurking in the background ready to strike. The threats that these criminals have planned for the new year have already been months in the making and are far from cookie cutter. Therefore, companies must be alert and ready.“Defending a company against them [cyber threats and crimes] requires a broad approach,” Christian Nascimento,...

Christian Nascimento, Comcast, cyber security, Cybersecurity, HID Global, Min Kyriannis, phishing, Security Industry Association, SIA, SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board


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9 tips to stay cyber safe while traveling

October 9, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

As October presents itself in terms of pumpkin-spiced “everything,” cooler temps, colorful leaves, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) (ICYMI - we are 2019 Champions) and the announcement of SecurityNext's program, Fall is a whirlwind of excitement! This time of year also reminds me of the extensive travel that takes place to family and friends' homes for holiday gatherings, industry conferences and other work trips, vacations and the like. And, since the world is so hyper-connected,...

Bluetooth, cyber security, NCSAM, NICCS, passphrase, phishing, secure passwords, SecurityNext, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


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Phishing, smishing and vishing: what do they mean and how to protect yourself

September 4, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I have a special affinity toward cybersecurity, probably because I've witnessed it grow from not even being a word, much less a concept to indoctrinating itself into society on a second by second basis. People must be alert, knowledgeable and actionable in order to stay safe from cybercriminals, and thankfully, there are various organizations available to help. During August, I attended the National Cyber Security Alliance and Infosec webinar that explored the cyber threats phishing, smishing and...

CyberSecure My Business, Cybersecurity, InfoSec, National Cyber Security Alliance, phishing, smishing, vishing


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