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Cyberscams and Your Business

October 17, 2023

” One of our [business] managers used public Wi-Fi without a secure connection, and his system was infiltrated. Once the hacker was in that system, he was able to monitor and ultimately take over the email inboxes and outboxes. With that access, the scammer created a scheme to steal money from us.” -Wire Fraud Survivor […]

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Interview: A Wire Fraud Survivor

August 18, 2023

“How did the wire fraud scam find its way to you?” Anonymous: We were the victim of hacked public Wi-Fi. One of our managers used public WI-Fi without a secure connection, and his system was infiltrated. Once the hacker was in the system, he was able to monitor and ultimately take over the email inboxes […]

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What Does Smishing Look Like?

August 15, 2023

Smishing is a cyberattack that uses text messages to trick you into giving away personal info. What does a smishing text look like in the real world? Here’s an example that recently came to our attention. Never, ever click on a link inside a text. Instead, use Google to search for the site. Have questions? […]

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Next-Generation Firewalls: The First Line of Cybersecurity

July 26, 2023

Invented in the 1980s, firewalls have been protecting networks for decades. At its simplest, a firewall is a security feature, keeping a close eye on a network’s incoming and outgoing activity. It decides if that activity should be allowed or blocked, building a detailed log of all the decisions it makes. The end goal of […]

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WYRE CEO Tyler York on Wire Fraud

July 10, 2023

For any business, waking up to a wire fraud incident can be devastating. Money is missing, the network is compromised, and trust is broken. The best protection is prevention. CEO Tyler York discusses how WYRE can help you secure your business. When you’re ready, WYRE is here. LEARN MORE ABOUT WIRE FRAUD

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Is the Rise of AI the Fall of Cybersecurity?

July 5, 2023

By Anthony Jirouschek, Security Architect While artificial intelligence, or AI, has been around for decades, the concept has been around for centuries. In today’s world, it is a reality and can be observed in multiple applications, including chatbots, virtual assistants, fraud prevention, and more. But is the rise of AI the downfall of cybersecurity? Below […]

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How to Spot an Unsafe Website

June 26, 2023

Every year, cybercriminals get more sophisticated. In fact, from January to December 2022, the number of phishing sites reported to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) jumped from around 320,000 to over 455,000 (source). At some point, you’re going to run into an unsafe website. The real question is, How can you tell a safe site […]

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The Dark Web: What Is It, and How Can You Stay Safe?

April 25, 2023

Anonymous. Private. Uncensored. The dark web is something you often hear about, but its reality feels cloaked in fog, as though it’s too mysterious to be fully understood. In reality, it’s a simple concept: a “set of web pages on the World Wide Web that cannot be indexed by search engines, are not viewable in […]

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Interview: Anthony Jirouschek, Security Architect, on Penetration Testing

February 15, 2023

“Will you explain what penetration testing is-and isn’t?” Anthony: Penetration testing, or pentesting, is the authorized process of attacking a computer, network, or software for the purpose of identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities. Pentesting is not a magic button that will give you all the answers, but it is a necessary and valuable tool for any company […]

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Interview: Mike Wade, CTO, on Cybersecurity

February 14, 2023

“What cybersecurity issue are you seeing most in the field?” Mike: Definitely sophisticated phishing attacks. Specifically, spear phishing [i.e., directed at a specific person]. We see where people in financial roles are being targeted. The last one I saw was really crazy. It 100% looked like, “Hey, I’m supposed to enter my MS 365 credentials,” and it […]