20 tips for 2020: Mistakes to avoid

20 tips for 2020 mistakes to avoid

In the first instalment of this two-article series we will be looking at cybersecurity habits to avoid when using your computing devices As we’re entering 2020, we’re also plotting out our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of suggesting what you should do next year, however, let’s have a look at some cybersecurity mistakes you should avoid

20 tips for 2020: Be smarter with your smartphone

20 tips for 2020 be smarter with your smartphone

In the second blogpost of this two-part series we’ll suggest handy tips to help enhance the security of your mobile devices Yesterday, we discussed bad cybersecurity habits you should avoid in 2020, especially where computers are involved. We’re not done yet. Some of the recommendations apply to both computers and smartphones, such as being especially

Discovering Careers in Cybersecurity

We were excited to celebrate National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW), November 11-16, 2019. Technology and cybersecurity play a vital role in many facets of our lives. Our growing dependence on the internet and the convenience of technology comes with unique challenges. Attackers are constantly trying to steal sensitive data and cripple systems, such as

3 security tips to protect yourself from skimming attacks

E-commerce sites are trying to keep up with sophisticated skimming schemes, but chances are your credit card information will still be compromised. A security expert offers advice. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks with Aanand Krishnan, founder and CEO of Tala Security, about protecting consumers’ identity while shopping online. The following is an edited transcript of their

Visa Warns About Hackers Stealing Gas Pumps Credit Card Data

visa warns about hackers stealing gas pumps credit card data

Payment processing company Visa reported that attackers at gas pumps intercept credit card data from point-of-sale networks, which are becoming increasingly attractive targets for such cybercrime organizations due to their lack of safe recognition software. Visa said its Payment Fraud Disruption or PFD teams detected three separate threats targeting point-of-sale retailer or POS networks expected

NSA Congratulates Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE)

NSA congratulates Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE)

FORT MEADE, Md., Dec. 13, 2019 — NSA Congratulates Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) The NSA congratulates these Centers of Academic Excellence as they recognize the following list of academic institutions. The following academic institutions were recognized as designated or re-designated CAE schools at the November 2019 NICE conference: On November 20, 2019, NSA celebrated

FTC Obtains Record $191 Million Settlement from University of Phoenix to Resolve FTC Charges It Used Deceptive Advertising to Attract Prospective Students

ftc obtains record 191 million settlement from university of phoenix to resolve ftc charges it used deceptive advertising to attract prospective students

The University of Phoenix (UOP) and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, will settle for a record $191 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive advertisements that falsely touted their relationships and job opportunities with companies such as AT&T, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Twitter, and The American Red Cross. Under the settlement unanimously

Hackers Steal $49 million in Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit Ethereum

hackers steal 49 million in cryptocurrency exchange upbit ethereum

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit today said hackers could steal $49 million in Ethereum. On 27 November, the crypto-coins were moved from Upbeat Ethereum Hot Wallet to an unknown wallet, announced Doo-myeon’s CEO Lee Seok-woo who operates Upbit. In a publication on the Upbit website, the hackers, Seokwoo, disclosed 342,000 ETH (Ethereum), equivalent to approximately

Do NOT Answer Your Phone!


Why You Should Not Answer Your Phone That’s right! We said do NOT answer your phone! There have been way too many issues lately of innocent yet unknowledgeable people getting scammed out of their hard-earned money. The first thing to know with your phone is to NOT answer the phone if you DO NOT KNOW

SCAM ALERT-Social Security

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SCAM ALERT SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION CALLING SCAM DO NOT ANSWER The Social Security Administration recently announced that the public is being scammed with threats to cancel individual’s social security numbers. The victims are being told that they have “committed a fraud” and they are told to pay the SSA money and to do so with

Welcome to Making Sense of Security

Making Sense of Security

Thanks for Checking Us Out! Welcome to Making Sense of Security. Technology is evolving at a rapid speed. There is much advancement at the stroke of a key. Making sense of what functions best for one may not be for another. Keeping up with advancements to be able to maintain functions is vital. We are

New FBI Wanted App

The FBI has launched a free new mobile app to enlist the public’s help in locating and identifying wanted fugitives, missing persons, and others sought by the Bureau. You’re watching your local news on TV when you see a story on a wanted fugitive in your community. The person looks like someone you’ve seen living

FBI Releases New Bank Robbers Mobile App

FBI Releases New Bank Robbers Mobile App

A New Bank Robbers Mobile App Has Just Been Released by the FBI The FBI launched a mobile version of its Bank Robbers website to make it easier for smartphone users to view photos and information about bank robberies. Back in December 2012, the FBI launched its Bank Robbers website featuring a gallery of unknown

Protecting Our Children with Technology and Partnerships

protecting our children with technology and partnerships

Protecting Our Children with Technology and Partnerships Essentially, CETS is a repository that can be filled with records pertaining to child pornography and child exploitation cases. The system can contain images, case information, and identities of known offenders along with information about their Internet addresses, and other related material. The program can analyze millions of

FBI Child ID App

Child ID App

Use the FBI’s Child ID App to Keep Your Children Safe You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?  Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. The FBI just launched Child

New Tools to Find FBI’s Most Wanted

new tools to find fbis most wanted

FBI Has New Tools to Find the Most Wanted Not all FBI fugitives are included in the Most Wanted section. Many bank robbers, for example, are publicized through local Bureau press releases or through various state or local websites. See our Bank Robbery webpage for a list of those sites and additional information. Early on,

How to Get Rid of Your Old Devices Safely

how to get rid of your old devices safely

Here’s How to Dispose of Your Old Electronic Devices Disposing of old tech isn’t a one-click solution; there are multiple things you have to consider before moving on to greener pastures Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Christmas are behind us. Which means some of us may have been fortunate enough to unwrap a shiny