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.

Five tips to avoid a security breach

Business technology has become one of the most important components for successful companies big and small. In an overwhelmingly digital landscape, businesses depend on IT for marketing, data storage, and financial transactions. And with that comes the need to secure every bit of private information cyber criminals might want to feast their eyes on. And […]

IoT scanner detects at-risk “Smart Devices”

Movies have been showing audiences the dangers of artificially-intelligent devices for half a century. After last month’s cyber attack on Dyn that sidelined Netflix and was caused by the cooperation of an army of bots created from hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, it seems the movies were right. If you want to know how […]

Social engineering and cyber security

For as long as there have been cybercriminals, there have been social engineers, or people who use tricks and scams to force other people to volunteer sensitive information. There are several ways to use social engineering to acquire valuable information like account passwords and bank accounts, but avoiding these scams comes down to one thing: […]

Fantom: the latest cybersecurity spectre

The heart of a lady is not easily won; a man can’t rely on his looks or wallet to make a girl fall head over heels. He must charm his way into her heart. Let’s say that a computer user is the woman, and that ransomware, the man, is the dreamboat that has worked his […]

Herding Cats: Understanding the Hacker Mentality

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Nick Espinosa recently wrote an article for SmartFile
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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Nick Espinosa recently wrote an article for SmartFile
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.

5 simple but manageable security measures

Let’s face it, keeping yourself free from online threats can be a pain: using different passwords for every site, changing them every three months, using advanced encryption, the list goes on and on. You either end up paranoid of being online or give up altogether. We’ve organized 5 simple cybersecurity measures that we promise anyone […]

Understanding How Our Intelligence Communities Sometimes Fail Us

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Nick Espinosa recently wrote an article for SmartFile
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.