Security Risks with Contact Tracing App for COVID-19

Laura BednarCybersecurity and Vulnerabilities

Contact Tracing App Google Apple

Tech giants Apple and Google have decided to work together in an effort to create a system that uses Bluetooth on our mobile phones to detect when you have come into contact with someone who may be positive for Coronavirus. This system is called “contact tracing” and by using mobile phones and their connectivity, public health organizations can see who … Read More

Virtual Meeting Platform, Zoom, Has Security Flaws During Increased Use

Laura BednarCybersecurity and Vulnerabilities

Zoom Video Conference Calls

Schools, companies, and even family members have turned to the virtual meeting platform, Zoom, to stay connected and attempt to keep things “business as usual” in this new normal we find ourselves in. However, since the surge of users over the last month, the platform has had incidents of hackers joining meetings and users having their privacy invaded by the … Read More

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