Make Smart Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolutions

Make Smart Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Let’s start this thing off right! The world may be settling down, but remote work phishing threats aren’t. Phishing is the biggest single cybersecurity problem that any business faces today.

For 2020 we saw exactly how a perfect storm of circumstances including the public’s desire for new information about COVID-19, a mountain of Dark Web data, the sudden shift to remote work, economic challenges, and inadequate remote security led to much cybercrime!

Unfortunately, we live and work in a time when you can no longer be reactive to cyber threats. Turn vulnerabilities into strengths. Overcoming these threats falls on proper training and education.…

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Network In Review: Week In Breach Espionage.

This week’s one for the books! Some kinds of online aggression are “noisy” and some are “quiet.” The US federal government was sent reeling by a massive cybersecurity incident that sounds like it came out of a spy novel. This tale of a US government hack featuring third party security risk, nation-state hacking, phishing, and cybercrime should serve as a caution for every organization.

The unraveling of this cybersecurity disaster began with cybersecurity penetration testing and development heavyweight FireEye announcing that it had been breached by suspected Russia-backed nation-state hackers. “Sunburst” has also hit the U.S. NNSA, but the extent of the damage is impossible to estimate yet.…

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TEK On The Street: Cyberpunk 2077, The Bugs Got To Go!

Not only have users had it with Cyberpunk 2077, but Sony has also decided to pull Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store after numerous complaints and money-back requests from a large number of customers who were disappointed by the quality of the game. Users have flooded social media with hilarious in-game clips revealing all sorts of bugs.

SIE strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund. Please visit the following link to initiate the refund: https://t.co/DEZlC0LmUG

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Network Week in Review: Don’t Let A “Ghost” Prepare Your Tax Return

We closing in on the end of 2020 and we have come in contact with many that THINK they are not in a regulated industry. It’s not because regulations and compliance requirements are not there. There is no enforcement so they decide to eat the risk.

Identity theft knows no limits and every year the IRS warn taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers. Ghosting is a form of identity theft that usually occurs on a dead person for monetary gain. Cyber criminals can often get away with ghosting because it can be months after a person dies before entities like credit reporting agencies, the Social Security Administration, and the IRS receive, share or register death records.…

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TEK On The Street: We Want Freedom

The jailbreak app store ‘Cydia’ has submitted a lawsuit against Apple, making anti-trust allegations. The unofficial app store requires a passage into the official iOS market, as well as “fair-play” assurances. This is yet another problem added on the same pile for Apple, after Epic Games, Spotify, Blix, and Tile. Cydia, “the original app store for the iOS platform,” is suing Apple, alleging anti-competitive behavior that pushes third-party stores outside the valuable ecosystem.

This is exactly what the ‘Coalition for App Fairness’ has been trying to achieve, with its members grown to 45 today. So, Cydia is joining the fight with a lawsuit submitted in the US District Court of California.…

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TEK On The Street: Find Your Prosperous VPN

You already know that VPNs come with many benefits. Still, just like any other type of software, VPNs also have a few downsides. Among those, a decrease in your Internet connection speed is something you can expect no matter which VPN you choose to buy.

There are many benefits with VPNs, but there are a few downsides too. VPN IP Addresses  are visible and if they weren’t visible, the server couldn’t communicate with the Internet or your device.

Your ISP or any network admin can easily see the IP address of the VPN server you connect to. Don’t forget – the connection is running on their network, and they have total control over it.…

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Network In Review: You’ve Been Hit

Online cyber threats has become the biggest talking point today. A single security breach could lead to data loss, unplanned downtime, and damage to businesses, their client’s, and your personal reputation. Unfortunately, we live and work in a time when you can no longer be reactive to cyber threats. Practically everyone is connected to the Internet and relies on a network to function.

We talked about smishingwhale phishingspear phishing, and CEO fraud attacks during other topics. Even though the tactics may be altered, they all try to trick you into giving up personal information or login credentials.…

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