WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak & How to Keep Your Computer Safe

WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak & How to Keep Your Computer Safe

On May 12, 2017, a malware strain called ‘WannaCry’ struck more than 150 countries affecting over 200,000 computers. Currently, the bug is affecting multiple Windows operating systems without patch MS17-010, which was released in March, 2017. The way this...
What is Social Engineering

What is Social Engineering

What is social engineering? Social engineering is a technique used by attackers to gain sensitive information by deceiving privileged users into revealing information that compromises data security. People will often refer to social engineering as ‘people...
The Cost of Ransomware On the Rise

The Cost of Ransomware On the Rise

On Thursday March 2nd, 2017, for the first time, Bitcoin exceeded the value of an ounce of gold. Bitcoin closed at $1,268 per coin while an ounce of gold closed at $1,233. Bitcoin is a type of digital currency where transactions occur with no middle-man (banks)....
FFIEC Issues FAQ Guide on the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

FFIEC Issues FAQ Guide on the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a frequently asked questions (FAQ) guide related to the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment). This FAQ guide answers questions received by members of the FFIEC and clarifies not only points in...
FFIEC Release Revised Information Security Booklet

FFIEC Release Revised Information Security Booklet

On September 9, 2016, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released a revision of its IT Booklet on Information Security. In line with previous updates made by the FFIEC, the goal of the revision is to better standardized measures for...
Cybersecurity While Traveling

Cybersecurity While Traveling

Practicing online safety should not be limited to the home or work office. Cyber attacks can happen when you are traveling as well, which is why it is important to practice safe online behavior wherever you go. By accessing the Internet while traveling, you are...
Security Flaws with Chip-based Credit/Debit Cards

Security Flaws with Chip-based Credit/Debit Cards

The nationwide adoption of EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) for credit and debit cards has been a rocky road, to say the least. These new cards are equipped with computer chips and technology that are used to authenticate chip card transactions. After a number of...

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