Dec 17, 2015

The Death Star’s Single Point of Failure

By | December 17th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails|

The Death Star was designed to be the ultimate weapon; virtually indestructible. Surely, no one would figure out how to blow it up from a tiny little exhaust port. This thermal exhaust port is the perfect example of a Single Point of Failure.   A Single Point of Failure is [...]

Dec 10, 2015

Palpatine: The Insider Threat

By | December 10th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails|

#spoilers (If you haven’t seen them by now, I don’t know what to do with you.)   Episode I: We all know that politicians are evil, manipulative, scum bags. Well, most of them are, but Palpatine takes it to a whole new level with his machinations. Palpatine is what we [...]

Dec 02, 2015

Looking for Security in Alderaan Places

By | December 2nd, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails|

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… The Galactic Empire had some serious security flaws. The Rebel Alliance went to great lengths to exploit those flaws. Don’t be the Empire; learn from the Empire’s mistakes. (Not because they are bad, but because they had poor security.) Episode [...]

Nov 11, 2015

Popular Scams to Look Out For This Holiday Season

By | November 11th, 2015|Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

As we gear up for the American Thanksgiving and enter the winter holiday season, we must all be extra vigilant in our security efforts. This is the time of year that criminals like to take advantage of our distracted minds. As we’re worrying about how to afford all the kids’ [...]

Oct 13, 2015

What Teens (and You!) Shouldn’t Post on Social Media

By | October 13th, 2015|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

In our technology driven world, privacy is getting harder and harder to achieve every day. Once something is posted on the internet, it can never be rescinded, even if it is deleted. Most teenagers (and many adults!) don’t understand the severity of this and the potential damage it could cause. [...]

Jul 27, 2015

Reply-All: A lesson from the trenches and an epic security awareness fail

By | July 27th, 2015|Security Awareness Fails|

This story comes to us from a business connection who we've known for many years. She thought this would be an excellent story - and lesson! - for our readers and we couldn't agree more.   Most of us live in a digital world where what we say or what [...]

Jun 16, 2015

Warning: LastPass Hacked, Change Your Master Password Now!

By | June 16th, 2015|Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but LastPass, one of the most popular password managers, has been hacked! LastPass made the announcement in this blog post: "We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network. In our investigation, [...]

May 13, 2015

The Mysteries of Laura: Your Password is No Mystery

By | May 13th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails|

  In a recent episode for the cop dramedy "The Mysteries of Laura" , Detective Laura Diamond and her team are trying to break into a suspect's computer to find some evidence. In the scene where they try to guess the suspect's password, this happens: You know what, Laura? We [...]

May 04, 2015

Phishing In Real Life: A true story from our Creative Director

By | May 4th, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

This morning, as I was going through my personal email deleting the mass amounts of spam and garbage newsletters, one email caught my eye. It said it was from Justin, which is the name of my husband and someone who emails me often, and the subject line was rather accusatory. [...]

Apr 30, 2015

Message from Winn: Watch Out for This New Scam!

By | April 30th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

Hi there, More than 5,000 people dead and counting. And you can also count on cyber-criminals exploiting the disaster. What else is new? Disgusting. Scammers are now using the Nepal disaster to trick people in clicking on links, both on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit charitable giving [...]

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