information security


Dumpster Diving Low Tech Hacking at its Finest

Social Engineering Awareness Part 1: Dumpster Diving Dumpster diving remains a prevalent security risk for almost every organization. Dumpster diving is a form of Social Engineering that takes very little technical knowledge. A potential hacker’s goal while dumpster diving is to look for any information hidden within the trash to […]


Cyber Security’s Weakest Link is Human Beings

  The Weak Link In Security Often times when a company looks into becoming more secure, they typically look to add devices, software or settings in place to help defend their network. It’s hard to convince them that the weak links in there network is the employees on them. Convincing […]


Power strips vs Surge Protectors vs UPS what one should I use?

When people think about securing their computer systems they seem to focus on things like antivirus programs and firewalls. However, making sure their physical system is secure is just as important. Insuring that your system is safe from spikes in electricity adds to maintaining the health of your system and for continuing […]


Ransomware- Why Does The FBI Want My Money?

The internet is an invaluable recourse for many users. However, it also can pose many risks for unsuspecting users. One of the many risks that users can find themselves running into is known as ransomware. Scammers have long since used fear and intimidation with the intention to trick inexperienced users […]


Email Passwords Getting “Popped” in Seconds even in 2015?

Information Security has been a very hot topic for the past few years, especially in 2015.  Every single day you can read about a new security breach at businesses that you frequent.  There are nearly 300 security requirements or “controls” that many companies must adhere to, but for this article […]


Apple Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

Many iOS devices could be vulnerable to a specific issue called the  “masque” attack. This basically allows hackers to get into your phone and hijack traffic, as well as disable communication between apps. The way to acquire the malware is through a third party app installer. Many companies use this to install apps […]


LastPass Security Breach

LastPass, a program that helps you remember all of your passwords and create new, secure passwords, has been hacked. This occurred in early June. The hackers got away with email addresses and the passwords to other accounts and plugins. Fortunately, the master password to any account was not taken, however it […]