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Twelve Tips to Avoiding Cyber Crime this Holiday Season

Guest post by Scott Augenbaum CyberCriminal Tuesday Avoiding cyber crime. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.   I refer to the Tuesday after CyberMonday as CyberCriminal Tuesday.  The following are a number of tips to help you stay safe this holiday season.   I am so grateful that after my career with the FBI I can do …

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There are eight essential steps organizations should be taking for cyber threat prevention.

The Eight Essentials To Cyber Threat Prevention

Australia has released their Essential Eight Maturity Model (EEMM), and we have to hand it to them, it is good. It is simple, easy to interpret, and focuses on cyber threat prevention, instead of reaction. Australia’s Guide to Cyber Threat Prevention Let’s take a look at the eight essential steps included Australia’s EEMM, Application whitelisting …

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Instead of focusing on the whodunit, it's time American's focused on prevention.

Focus on Closing Security Holes, Not the Whodunit

With high profile ransomware attacks taking place more and more frequently, the U.S. administration has placed an emphasis on finding out who is responsible. The question is why? When it comes to these massive attacks, their level of sophistication is far greater than most. Meaning, the cyber criminals have spent months, perhaps even years to …

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Increasing your cybersecurity posture is imperative in today's digital world.

5 Best Practices For Advancing Your Cybersecurity Position

Cyber threats are continuing to grow, making it more important than ever to make cyber safe decisions while using devices. Here are the top five best practices for advancing your cybersecurity position. Use a Proactive Cybersecurity Solution First, and quite possibly foremost, using an cybersecurity solution that implements proactive measures to block cyber attacks versus …

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Customers will drop a business that has a data breach. Consumers want to feel safe visiting your online store.

Customers Will Drop a Business Over A Single Data Breach, Study Finds

Consumers Care About Data Security Customers will drop a business after a data breach. For the most part, consumers are willing to happily use brands they trust, until a data breach. B2B information site, PYMNTS.com, conducted a Securing eCommerce study for May of 2021. Some of the key findings included 65% of consumers saying they’ll …

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PC Matic and Clemson University South Carolina Small Business Summit

PC Matic Business Cybersecurity Summit Hosted by Clemson University

On Wednesday, May 12th, Clemson University will host the South Carolina Small Business Security Summit. While this free virtual even bears the name of the university’s home state, the reach is broader than South Carolina. Cybersecurity is at the forefront of the news each day. Moreover, with ransomware rampant and breaches reported weekly, cybersecurity is …

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Data exfiltration is a growing concern.

Data Exfiltration Isn’t New, But It’s a Growing Concern

The Lack of Education Data exfiltration is a growing cybersecurity concern. Back in 2017, a blog post on CSO outlined the horrors some parents in small towns were experiencing based on the attacks on their children’s schools. The hackers wanted money. Unfortunately, the schools weren’t paying up. Desperate for a new angle, the hackers reached …

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9-1-1 Dispatch Center Attacked: Rob Cheng Speaks Out

The Attack Tuesday evening, the Tri-County Public Safety Network operating in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties were hacked. Reports mention the attack happened around 9:30pm and no services in Albany county were disrupted. Officials worked through the night with vendors and the state Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Response Team to mitigate the impacts, …

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Senior Cyber: An Interview With The Author (And A Chance To Win A Copy Of The Book)

Cybersecurity At Every Age Last week, PC Matic VP of Sales, Corey Munson, sat down with Scott N. Schober. Scott’s book, Senior Cyber: Best Security Practices for Your Golden Years covers topics, “From the basics of the internet to the fight for healthcare privacy and security that is so critical to our aging population, Senior Cyber offers …

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Listen Up; Cybersecurity Podcasts

Everything That’s Old Is New Again Trends always circle back. We’ve watched for decades as fashion has recycled itself. The bell bottoms of the 60s turned up in 90s fashion. Classic cocktails have found new life with the quarantine crowd. Even the old furniture my grandmother refused to part with has now been relabeled “mid-century” …

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Chain of Attack

How Your Facebook Can Lead To A Ransomware Attack I talk a lot about social media, cookies, and data mining. It’s not just here on Tech Talk either. My friends and family’s eyes glaze over when I start waxing poetic on always modifying cookie settings or locking down your Facebook profile. But I also believe …

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