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October 17, 2018
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Simple tools. Ominous results. Ambitious cyber criminals launched devastating ransomware attacks in 2017, including WannaCry and NotPetya, disrupting businesses across Europe and around the world.

According to the European Commission, the economic impact of cyber crime rose five-fold from 2013 to 2017, and could increase another four-fold by 2019.[1] It is not easy to bounce back from cyber attacks, so it’s important to understand the risks and take steps...

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October 15, 2018
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Watch now to learn about the cyber threats our children face online—and how families can stay safe.

In our on-demand webinar, Protecting Your Family’s Online Reputation: A Conversation About Child & Family Social Media Habits, we explore the results of surveys on child and family social media habits, just in time for National Cyber Security Awareness month.

Our children are digital...

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September 25, 2018
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It costs more to find new customers than hold on to the ones you already have. This is the value proposition of a new offering called CyberScout HQ, which has created a platform that any company can use to help customers with a variety of issues. It’s the first online marketplace for identity management, privacy and cybersecurity education, products and services.      HQ helps customers   Minimize their risk of getting hacked or becoming the victim of fraud with preventative... Read More
September 7, 2018
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Greater than 50%. 

Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical you don’t let your guard down.

Your PII is still—and will always be—in the hands of criminals after the free year of credit monitoring from Equifax expires. That data could include:...

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September 3, 2018
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Did you hear about the partnership between Google and MasterCard? The online search and advertising giant is working with the credit card company to connect offline purchases to online browsing in a move that would significantly bolster the Google Adwords advertising platform.

A recent Bloomberg article detailed how Google has paid million of dollars for access to Mastercard’s customer data, including the time and location of their purchases.

While...

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August 29, 2018
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After an historic wipeout, Facebookstock was up 2.5 percent Monday on news first reported by the Wall Street Journal that the company is looking into ways to incorporate users' financial...

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August 26, 2018
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Register now for CyberScout's webinar on the new PIPEDA requirements that bring Canadian breach laws into close alignment with the General Data PRotection Regulation in the EU.

Originally enacted in 2000, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act has long contained a voluntary breach notification...

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August 24, 2018
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News of an attempted voter database hack announced earlier this week was a false alarm, the Democratic National Committee announced this morning.

It was initially thought that hackers had used a spearphishing attack to acquire user credentials and access to the DNC’s voter database, an approach that closely mirrored a similar hack announced earlier this week by Microsoft. That exploit originated with the Russian government. It was later found to be a simulation...

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August 22, 2018
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Microsoft Corp. announced that it identified and took action against recent Russian hacking attempts ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.

The attacks seemed to be focused on conservative think tanks which have been critical of Russian activities, including the International Republican Institute (which counts Sen. John McCain as a member) and the Hudson Institute, which has raised concerns about kleptocracy in Russia and cybersecurity.

Microsoft has publicly stated that...

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August 20, 2018
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Technology giant Google is facing a lawsuit following the recent revelation that they track iPhone and Android users regardless of their privacy settings.

The suit was filed on August 17 in response to an Associated Press investigation that confirmed various popular apps were tracking and storing user location, despite providing a help page that told users they wouldn’t be tracked: “[w]ith Location...

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