Schools and Cybersecurity

Between interrupted zoom calls, to phony emails, this year is gearing up for a higher than ever rate of cyber attacks on school districts. Cybersecurity has been rapidly increasing and in fact, effective September 2019, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that would require Texas school district to have a cybersecurity policy. These attempts have unfortunately fallen short as we…
October 30, 2020

Remote Work and Security

How to make sure that your remote work is as safe from hackers as possible.  As our country has shifted to remote work following the outbreak of Coronavirus, this new way of productivity is also having its own risks. In March of this year, the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an alert about the risks of remote working.…
October 7, 2020

iPhone Launch Leads To Increase in Scams

With the launch of the iPhone 12 approaching, reports have shown scams related to "free trials" have surfaced The Identity Theft Resource Center has reported that there is a scam going around concerning a "free trial" of the iPhone 12. Scammers are targeting mobile devices and sending text messages as an Apple chatbot to offer these alleged trials. With a…
September 30, 2020

Avoiding Medical Identity Theft

What classifies as medical information? Medical history including past illnesses, surgeries, ongoing conditions, major diagnoses, healthcare insurance and coverage, and prescriptions. Why is medical information stolen? Your medical information is one of the most valuable things a hacker can steal! It is stolen and sold to other hackers and criminals to steal identities and commit fraud through the deep web.…
September 30, 2019

7 Tips to Avoid Being “the Catch” of a Phishy Email

92.4% of malware is delivered via email, and with the influx of holiday emails, it's no wonder that this time of year is a favorite for hackers. In between the hustle and bustle of the season, it is easy for a phishy email to slip right through the cracks -- that is, if you're not careful. With phishing such a common…
December 17, 2018

Don’t fall for holiday scams this year

This year's holiday shopping is unique in that it will be a cyber-shopping holiday year. This leaves people at an increased risk of fraud. With the COVID-19 outbreak, many more will be shopping online and hackers know this. In fact, as of March, Americans had already lost $13.4 million fraud linked to COVID-19 related scams.  So, for those who haven't…
November 27, 2018

Don’t bargain away your identity during Black Friday

After stuffing ourselves with turkey and cranberry sauce, many dream of losing sleep, battling crowds and racing through the aisles of Target to grab the best deals of the season. That’s right, Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) has become a much anticipated holiday tradition. In fact, the leisurely days of food coma and football are declining as now more than 174…
November 12, 2018