Is your government entity secure from cyberattacks?

Unfortunately, it is becoming commonplace to hear news of a large organization whose data was hacked. But data breaches should not only be of concern for large organizations – small organizations are susceptible as well, including government entities. You can put a few practices in place to keep your organization and employees safe from data …

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Equifax data breach – how to protect yourself

If you haven’t heard by now, credit reporting agency Equifax has been hacked. According to Equifax, the breach happened from mid-May through July and exposed sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans. Hackers got their hands on people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and even some driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit …

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Information Security

Earlier this month the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert that Symantec and Norton antivirus software contain multiple vulnerabilities. Symantec has, in response, released patches that will fix the vulnerabilities and the US-Cert encourages all users to patch their software immediately. The alert is good …

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IRS Shuts Down E-File PIN Tool

The IRS is continually having difficulties when it comes to defending taxpayers’ information from cybercriminals. Most recently, the IRS has had to shut down the e-file PIN tool due to a barrage of automated attacks taking place. The IRS announced Thursday that the attacks have increased in frequency and that it has closed both the …

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New cyber attack masquerading as IRS refund information

Now that your tax returns are completed, there is a new way for the bad guys to get after you. There is a new email-based ransomware attack, which involves receiving an email that looks like the item below. The bad part is that the attachment looks like a Word file attachment. If you open this …

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