Ransomware is a type of malware that limits a user from accessing their computer or prevents them for accessing their personal data. Furthermore, this type of malware forces a user to pay a ransom through a specific online payment method in order to regain access to their computer or data. While ransomware can certainly be frightening, taking a diligent approach to prevention, such as educating yourself on how to detect suspicious websites and emails, can help avoid nasty and potentially expensive headaches caused by an infection.
Windows Hello provides simple and convenient user authentication without sacrificing the security and privacy of the user. Furthermore, biometric technology is definitely a better option than a short, weak, and often repeated password. This makes Windows Hello more convenient than typing a password because it provides a faster and more secure way to log in.
The responsibility to safeguard information, whether professional or personal, falls upon the end-user. Security awareness training programs are meant to better prepare individuals to fulfill this responsibility. Investing time and money into implementing company-wide security-awareness training initiatives is one of the best ways to ensure that company employees will not make costly errors in regard to information security.
Driving to work in Atlanta traffic can be a huge pain especially when you have a daily commute as long as mine. In order to maintain sanity, I listen to a variety of podcast each day as I drive to and from work.
After two years of hard work, I recently earned my Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Excelsior College. So now the question I am getting from everyone is what are you going to do next?
2013. That was an interesting year for me. I started a new position in IT supervision/management. I started getting serious about my health and fitness. I decided to go back to school to earn a graduate degree. Wait. What? Why would a then 42-year-old man invest time and money to go back to school to obtain a piece of paper to just continue doing what I’ve already have been successful at doing for well over 17 years?
The Kangaroo Plus has everything found in the original model: a Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Cherry Trail processor, a built-in fingerprint scanner, microSD slot, an integrated battery that lasts up to four hours, and a detachable dock with HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. What makes the Kangaroo Plus different is that it has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is double what the first Kangaroo has. In addition, unlike the original Kangaroo which ships pre-installed with Windows 10 Home, the Kangaroo Plus does not come with any OS installed.
Mini-computers like the Kangaroo can be helpful tools in allowing consumers to recognize the security benefits of upgrading to a more modern operating system while also informing consumers that getting a new computer that includes the latest in security innovations and better online protection doesn’t have to be expensive.
Attending security conferences is a great way to learn about new developments in the area of cybersecurity, get valuable information from leading experts, and network with other cybersecurity professionals. Conferences play an important role in the field of cybersecurity because they allow professionals to stay abreast of the latest best practices, research and trends in this ever-changing industry.
I recently wrote a post about the value of two-factor authentication. Two-step authentication helps protect you by making it more difficult for someone else to sign in to your online accounts. Even if a hacker successfully phishes for your credentials (username and password), they still won't be able to access your account without access to your smartphone and/or other second factor item (e.g. security key). Now that you have been convinced that you want to use two-factor authentication to help keep your online accounts safe, how do you set it up.