Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Protect Your Business From Ransomware Attacks

In 2016, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 2,673 complaints of ransomware with losses of over $2.4 million.* One large hospital in California paid $17,000 to regain control of its files after being unable to access them for 10 days.** Attacks are on the rise, with hospitals and small- (more…)

7 Tips to Prevent Cyberthreats

Shield Your Organization from Becoming a Casualty Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cyberthreats to businesses — and it’s on the rise. The offending code infects computers, denying access until a ransom is paid. It’s typically delivered through spam emails, phishing or applications that target software vulnerabilities. The latest, (more…)

Holiday Scams on the Horizon

Three Scams to Look Out for This Holiday Season Social Media Fake Ads Social media is a great way stay connected with loved ones, especially during the holidays. But make no mistake; the landscape of social media has changed. Cyber criminals have found a way to infiltrate social media sites (more…)

Protect Yourself from Health Scams

When you or a loved one has a health issue, you want to make it better — and you’ll do everything in your power to find a resolution. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of people who are worried, confused and desperate for help. They might try to sell you a bogus (more…)

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Data breaches are happening at an alarming rate, and it’s important to know how to respond. If you’ve been impacted by a data breach, your personal, sensitive information, including your Social Security number, birth date, address, and driver’s license number are at risk of being stolen and misused. Here are (more…)

Sun, Sand & Cybersecurity

School’s out and the beach and mountains are calling. It is that time of the year when so many of us pack our bags and hit the open road or head to the airport for a well-earned vacation. We may be ready to take a break from our normal lives, (more…)

Seaside Security: May 2017

PROTECTING YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY ON-THE-GO HOLIDAY INN PARENT CONFIRMS DATA BREACH AT NEARLY 1,200 HOTELS InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has confirmed that front desk payment terminals in at least 1,181 hotel locations nationwide were breached last fall. Malware that successfully stole payment card data was detected between Sept. 29, 2016, (more…)

Seaside Security: Two-Factor Authenication

Security Series #4 – October 2016 TUNE UP PASSWORD PROTECTION WITH TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION Phones, computers, and appliances all store vital information. Passwords are one of the first steps to protecting that information — digital keys to our online kingdoms. You can make login information more secure by pairing the password (more…)

Seaside Security: Partnering for your Protection

Back to School: Tips to stay safe this school year Dealing with Cyberbullies Bullies are taking advantage of technology to intimidate and harass their victims. Dealing with cyberbullying can be difficult, but there are steps you can take. What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying refers to practice of using technology to harass, (more…)