Insider Data Breach Leads to Conviction

Robert LilesIn The News

Being terminated or laid off can certainly fill someone with a range of feelings. Some take the news in stride, while most others may naturally feel hurt, depressed, scared, or in many cases, angry. Whatever the emotional response, in time most people accept the end of their employment and carry on with their lives. A fraction of those who feel … 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

False Information on the Coronavirus Surges

Laura BednarCybersecurity and Vulnerabilities, In The News

Coronavirus Misniformation Online

The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is officially a pandemic that has touched every continent except for Antarctica. But another global crisis that is occurring is the “infodemic” of false information being spread about the disease. Social media platforms, fake websites, and email chains have presented inaccurate information about the spread of the disease, its origins, and possible cures. While these falsehoods … Read More

The Gates May Open for Third-Party Services in iOS 14

Laura BednarIn The News

Apple iOS Third Praty Apps

Apple Inc. is well-known for its longstanding policies surrounding third-party apps and services. The word is, with the iOS 14 Update, Apple Inc. is now considering opening the floodgates and allowing third-party apps and services to be installed and replace Apple’s own default apps if the user desires. This would be a big move considering how Apple has not allowed … Read More

COVID-19 Virus Sparks a Different Outbreak: Malware

Laura BednarHacking, In The News

COVID-19 Outbreak and Malware Epidemic

Since the beginning of the outbreak, the WHO-designated COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) has taken over two thousand lives, breached the perimeters of at least 26 confirmed countries, and sparked a secondary kind of outbreak: fear. With people across the globe becoming increasingly worried about the COVID-19 virus, malicious actors across cyberspace are cashing in on those fears, using the unease amongst … Read More