A Healthy Level of Skepticism

Email phishing scams are on the rise in the first quarter of 2018. With the rise of cybercriminal attempts to hack systems or harvest data using phishing emails, we wanted to cover the most basic steps a company or individual should take to protect themselves against these sophisticated scams. According to Phishing.org, “Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.” The concept is very …

Symantec 2016 Internet Security Threat Report

Software giant Symantec, best known for its Norton AntiVirus, released a survey of the state of cyber security in 17 countries. According to the report, consumers lost $150 billion (USD) to cybercrime in the past year. Of that, $28.9 billion (USD) was lost in the United States. The majority of respondents worried that they would be a victim of online crime and think using public Wi-Fi is riskier than using a public restroom. Most respondents believed that their credit card was more vulnerable to online attacks than physical theft from a wallet or purse. The respondent’s concerns are well founded. According …