How to Identify a Phishing Email

You have heard and read about security breaches and maybe even about phishing schemes (we have written about it multiple times). But no matter how much security you put in place, nothing is 100% guaranteed. Some threats will occasionally make their through to your inbox—even for the security experts like BSSi2. That is why your last line of defense is education and the “often not so common” common sense.

Herding Cats: Understanding the Hacker Mentality

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Herding Cats: Understanding the Hacker Mentality
In my line of work, we see breaches and attacks constantly. Sometimes they’re minor intrusions and sometimes they’re so large it can effectively put an organization or institution out of business.

I Love Ransomware

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I Love Ransomware
Before you go all torches and pitchforks on me, hear me out.

I hated writing this article. Truly. My industry is, at its core, a service industry. Overwhelmingly I meet people who go into IT service, support and cybersecurity that have a real desire to help others.

Sleeping with the Enemy: Why Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Linux

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Sleeping with the Enemy: Why Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Linux
For years, I was fairly certain that there would be no way Microsoft would ever get into bed with Linux.

Ripping Off the Girl Scouts: 8 Steps for Evaluating Technology

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Ripping Off the Girl Scouts: 8 Steps for Evaluating Technology
Until recently, I had no idea what a Thin Mint was. It’s kind of amazing that these delectable little cookies have escaped my grasp in the thirty-odd years I’ve been aware that cookies actually exist.

Understanding How Our Intelligence Communities Sometimes Fail Us

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Understanding How Our Intelligence Communities Sometimes Fail Us
If you’re reading this, you’ve heard of the recent suicide bomber attacks on both Brussels and Lahore, Pakistan and you want to understand how these events keep happening.

Prevent CEO Fraud by watching for these email Red Flags

CEO Fraud, also called Business Email Compromise, is the next cybercrime wave. The FBI recently warned that this has cost small and medium enterprise 1.2 billion dollars in damages between October 2013 and August 2015. Employees, especially CEOs and CFOs, have to be aware of the various techniques the scammers are using to trick them into wiring out large amounts of money.

Here A Hack, There A Hack, Everywhere A Hack Hack: Why America’s Infrastructure is Seriously At Risk

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Here A Hack, There A Hack, Everywhere A Hack Hack: Why America's Infrastructure is Seriously At Risk
In June of 2010, a security company discovered a virus that was able to insert itself into the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) of a Siemens Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

Making the most of Google Analytics

In today’s competitive business world, it’s imperative that you have a thorough understanding of who your visitors are and what are their expectations. If you’re looking for a powerful analytical tool for your company’s website, Google Analytics one of the best options in the market. Yet trying to understand Google Analytics and its strategic use […]