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  1. Higher Education: Subpar Grades for Cybersecurity

    Cyber criminals are targeting educational institutions, especially colleges and universities. Thus far, 2016 alone has seen a reported 53 educational breaches, exposing as many as 366,196 records of students and staff. These stats are frightening, as they contend with 2015’s yearly total of 63 breaches in only six months. One recent attacker demanded the University…


  2. Tips For Digital Spring Cleaning

    April showers bring May flowers, and also remind us that it’s time for spring cleaning. So as we start cleaning out our basements and filtering through our unnecessary belongings with this change of seasons, it’s important not to skip over our digital junk rooms both at home and at work. Digital spring cleaning is essential,…


  3. Ransomware: A Threat On The Rise

    Ransomware—it’s the rampant business wreaking havoc across the globe. With each week, there seems to be a new report about a company getting hit by ransomware, but what exactly makes these attacks so effective? Cybercriminals first identify vulnerabilities that allow access to computer files and then encrypt all the information on those files so the…


  4. Security Concerns in IoT Wearables

    The numbers of IoT Wearables used around the world are growing exponentially. By 2020, an expected 600 million wearable devices will be online globally, a steep climb from last year’s numbers recorded at 87 million. These devices, a subset within a greater collection of gadgets that make up the Internet of Things, include wearables such…


  5. Safety in a Good Password

    Max Nisen with Business Insider has pointed out that frankly, our society has become “Internet obsessed.” The Internet has become a necessary resource in the workplace and in education. People who use the Internet just for leisure can log up to 100 minutes a day, and that rapidly growing number excludes the minutes spent on…