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The importance of installing security patches The importance of installing security patches

The importance of installing security patches

This article from ZDNet, while technical in nature, highlights one of the most important issues that can significantly reduce rates of cyber-victimization – ensuring that security patches, once verified as...
Organizations under pressure from Ransomware attacks Organizations under pressure from Ransomware attacks

Organizations under pressure from Ransomware attacks

As organizations continue to struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic, cybercriminals are becoming more aggressive than ever, preying upon businesses by launching more ransomware attacks, in efforts to take...
Boston University Alumni presentation Boston University Alumni presentation

Boston University Alumni presentation

I was honored to be able to do a global webinar for my alma mater, Boston University on October 27, 2018.  While alum were the targeted audience, current students and...
Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Cybercriminals are being blamed for potentially causing the death of a patient after allegedly having erroneously delivered a ransomware attack to the wrong target – a hospital instead of a...
CMT Webinar Presentation CMT Webinar Presentation

CMT Webinar Presentation

Pleased to have presented a webinar May 27, 2020 for the Chartered Market Technicians Association, entitled “Cybercrime through Social Engineering – The New Global Crisis”. As a certified CMT member,...
France takes proactive steps to reduce illicit posts on social media France takes proactive steps to reduce illicit posts on social media

France takes proactive steps to reduce illicit posts on social media

France works to reduce pedophilia and terrorism posts on social media sites Taking a step in the right direction, France just passed legislation that requires social media companies to delete...
FBI reports significant increase in cyberattacks due to Coronavirus FBI reports significant increase in cyberattacks due to Coronavirus

FBI reports significant increase in cyberattacks due to Coronavirus

Covid-19 phishing attacks continue to escalate, resulting in increasing numbers of people being compromised by craftily created social engineered cyberattacks.  Remember, “Don’t be quick to click”! “In the US, the...
“If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect” (Benjamin Franklin) “If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect” (Benjamin Franklin)

“If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect” (Benjamin Franklin)

While the term “social engineering” may not have existed in the 1700’s, Benjamin Franklin’s statement describes precisely what social engineers attempt to accomplish when executing malicious cyberattacks. Effective social engineering...