How to Stay Safe While Online Shopping During the Pandemic

Laura BednarBest Practices, Cybersecurity and Vulnerabilities, In The News

Safe While Online Shopping

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and “shelter-in-place” orders, online retail traffic is up 28%, a surge only seen during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This surge in online activity affects the amount of bandwidth available for internet users everywhere. But more importantly, this increased traffic results in a higher risk for cyberattacks. In this post, we will explore the … Read More

Staying Cyber Safe in Job Searching and Interviewing

Laura BednarBest Practices, Cybersecurity and Vulnerabilities

Best Practices for Safe Online Job Search

Applying for a job in the digital age means your personal information is shared with potential employers and companies must weed through the digital footprint candidates leave behind. Little information remains private in the process of job searching and both job seekers and employers must take precautions in both applying and interviewing. Applying for a Job There are hundreds of … Read More

UK Has Concerns Over Contactless Payment Card Security

Laura BednarBest Practices, Fraud

Contactless Payment Security UK

A 2019 study by IDEX Biometrics ASA found that 63% of consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) are afraid that their contactless payment card may be used fraudulently. The survey involved 1,000 UK current account or credit card holders who believe a criminal could scan their card while it’s in their pocket and steal their funds. Growth of Convenient Payment … Read More

Financial Fraud and Secure Payment Methods

Laura BednarBest Practices, Fraud

Financial Fraud Statistics and Secure Payment Methods

While payment methods have become more convenient with debit cards and online banking, the risk for financial fraud has also increased. One piece of personal information can be the entry point for a cyber criminal to access all of your funds. Recent studies show that account takeovers account for half of the online banking fraud, while the other half is … Read More

How to Know If You Need a Cell Phone Forensic Investigation

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Cell Phone Forensics

A cell phone offers a wealth of knowledge about someone from their name and email to banking information and messages to coworkers and friends. A complete forensic investigation can give you the results you need when providing evidence in court. It may also give you an explanation as to why unusual happenings are occurring on your mobile device. Either way, … Read More