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Tips to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

Tips to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

Internet security is a subject that enters the collective psyche more and more these days and as some industries have shifted towards remote work, the numbers of varying threats continue to grow. From data privacy to identity theft, each has varying levels of involvement, but one of the most impacting on our day-to-day life is the practice of phishing. What is Phishing? Phishing is one of the most common types of online scams that we encounter in our daily lives. It involves a fake individual pretending to be from a well-known company attempting to lure a potential victim into revealing...

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Business Data Privacy

Business Data Privacy

It seems almost impossible to read the news in this day and age without seeing some mention of a data breach. Now, more than ever, everybody needs to be hyper-conscious of data privacy. Not having customers' data privacy and security and the forefront of planning could spell disaster for many businesses. In 2021, it was estimated that only 10% of data globally was governed by modern laws. The current estimate is that by 2023 at least 65% of global data will be managed by these modern practices. This considerable increase shows how serious governments are about data privacy. Considering the...

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Metaverse security

Metaverse security

Before discussing security, let's briefly look at what the metaverse is. First penned in the 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash by the American author Neal Stephenson, a metaverse is a socially-focused virtual world. The metaverse could be the next internet iteration where individuals will blur the lines between digital and physical reality. Based on blockchain, this imagining is based on a decentralized setup to provide greater privacy and security. Possible security concerns in the metaverse Impersonation Nefarious individuals or groups will be looking for opportunities to assume identities. This could lead to situations where somebody may be unable to verify...

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VMWare vSphere attacks

VMWare vSphere attacks

Over the last twelve months, VMWare has made headlines multiple times due to being the latest target of cyber-attacks. The best defense against such attacks for any organization is to build a resilient environment. To do this requires not only technical changes but also procedural changes and mindset shifts. Assume your organization is being targeted All organizations' infrastructure and information security teams should learn to think that nefarious individuals are targeting them. This thinking leads to teams that are more prepared for potential breaches. Let's look at some practical tasks that can assist in preparation. Updated business continuity plans Ensure...

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Windows 11 SE

Windows 11 SE

Windows 11 SE is Microsoft’s education-specific version of Windows 11. It is a custom-built version designed for use in a school environment. Here we will go through some of the questions you may have, and some of the details about this product. How can you get Windows 11 SE? Windows 11 SE can only be purchased with a low-cost computer that is only sold to schools. Who would use Windows 11 SE? Windows 11 SE is built for kindergarten to eighth-grade students, and the operating system has been simplified. For example, the popular Snap Layouts feature only has one setting...

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