Is Your Smartphone Spying on You?

Posted by - September 17, 2021

In recent years, end-to-end encryption has risen in popularity as cybersecurity concerns have become more prevalent in popular culture.  End to end encryption makes it very difficult for anyone to be able to see messages and platforms like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have taken to implementing this encryption method for the safety of their users-… Read more »

Poly Network Exploited in the Largest Cryptocurrency Hack to Date

Posted by - September 09, 2021

Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network revealed recently that they were hacked. The over $600 million dollar theft is the largest crypto hack to date, although the hacking itself was not a hack of the technology.  Instead, the hackers exploited a vulnerability within Poly Network’s system that allowed them to assign themselves the ownership of money processed… Read more »

Enjoy your time off this weekend! Do hackers take time off?

Posted by - September 03, 2021

Happy Labor Day Weekend! While you celebrate your extended weekend with cookouts, parades, and enjoying time off from work , you might want to know that hackers may be watching closely. Holidays are notorious magnets for hackers because of online sales, where people are quick to input their personal info and payment information. To avoid… Read more »

Senate Approves $1.9 Billion in Cybersecurity Infrastructure Bills

Posted by - September 01, 2021

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, remote work has become a large aspect of the new normal. Subsequently, there has been an increase in attacks launched by cyber criminals, including a wave of large-scale attacks has rendered critical infrastructure unusable. The SolarWinds hack, JBS hack, and Colonial Pipeline hack have all been hailed as… Read more »

Outages Affect Websites from Spotify to the White House

Posted by - August 30, 2021

Corporate websites have become a must-have for modern organizations.  Corporations, non-profits, and even government bodies maintain websites in order to reach consumers, host information, and provide a means of contact. There are even professionals dedicated to creating content, improving how high a website appears in searches, and maintaining website functionality.  When a website goes down… Read more »

Healthcare’s Struggle with Cybersecurity

Posted by - August 20, 2021

The healthcare industry has become more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, as the majority of Americans have had to interact with a provider in order to get a coronavirus vaccine, test, or care.  This has resulted in an influx of personal medical information to these institutions. That coincided with a global increase in… Read more »

Top 3 Reasons Why you Should Delete your Cookies

Posted by - August 04, 2021

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! While you celebrate today by enjoying one of America’s favorite types of cookies, remember to also keep in mind the not-so-sweet cookies in your life. Internet cookies are tiny pieces of data sent to your browser from the websites you visit. They contain information such as your username, password,… Read more »

Justice Department to Review Cybersecurity Challenges

Posted by - July 30, 2021

Cyber threats increased dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic.  Individual members of vulnerable populations, small businesses, large corporations, and even the federal governments were hit by major attacks that stole millions of dollars along with sensitive data.  One of the largest, most damaging events to come out of this surge in digital crime was the Solarwinds… Read more »

Microsoft Announces Major Vulnerability

Posted by - July 12, 2021

Microsoft recently announced that the Windows Print Spooler service could be exploited by hackers- a flaw now known as PrintNightmare.  While you may not think having your printer hacked is a major concern, this vulnerability could allow hackers to remotely access one’s PC including allowing hackers to delete data, install programs, or create new user… Read more »

Are We Ever Going Back to Work?

Posted by - July 10, 2021

Vaccine rollout in the United States is going fairly well.  Some states like Virginia have vaccinated close to 41% of their population, meaning that in some areas, we are halfway to reaching the levels needed for herd immunity. While the pandemic is still ongoing, and precautions are still necessary, many decision makers are looking to… Read more »