The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) was introduced as part of the E-Government Act of 2002. This act required Federal Organizations to implement an information security accreditation process designed to protect government data more efficiently.
The impacts of account takeover fraud are genuine. According to the Javelin 2022 Identity Fraud Study, 22% of U.S. adults have been victims of account takeover attacks.
The age-old question, data or information; what was created first? Information is defined by the raw data components that it represents.
Hackers have stepped up their game in recent years, attacking everything from local cash registers to government infrastructure.
A lot of us are fascinated with technology. Any form or mention of the subject piques an interest or at least a glance of curiosity.
The catfishing phenomenon is distinctively modern and sordid. According to the Washington Post, it began when a NY City man was lured into an internet relationship with an attractive 19-year-old in the Midwest.
Successful hackers have the ability to find a specific vulnerability and turn it into millions of dollars if the account is large enough.
Impersonation has thousands of years of history. When we think of impersonating something or someone, at first glance, the intent is typically the act of deceiving someone.
Touchscreens revolutionized technology, enabling users to interact with tablets, smartphones, and computers. The first touch screen, invented in 1965, was a capacitive touchscreen.
Every parent's job is to teach their children the difference between right and wrong, set them on a good path forward, and provide a solid foundation.
Keeping track of a small piece of paper for 60 or 70 years is nearly impossible for most of us. That is why the Social Security Administration has made it relatively easy to replace your SS card.
There are plenty of secure and protected smartphones in this world; then there is the phone from Israeli startup Sirin Labs. Their first product, the Solarin, offers the most technologically advanced privacy outside the agency world.
Ransomware is an evolving malware code that has kept online predators swimming in money for decades. Due to the massive amounts of money being scammed each year from individuals and businesses, many predators are flocking to get in on the ransomware payouts.
Cyberstalking has taken on a life of its own with the internet, email, and other similar forms of communication. Predators no longer need to map out a target's routine; they simply attach an electronic tracking device and maliciously harass another person.
Progressive organizations and tech-savvy individuals must proactively develop fundamental rules protecting their digital infrastructure.
Businesses can make every effort to beef up corporate network security, but those improvements mean very little if criminals choose to break into an already connected device.
Have you ever had another person eavesdrop on a personal conversation while pretending not to hear a thing? Gathering information by stealthily listening to another person's communication without their consent is, at the very least unethical and may be considered unlawful.
Stalkerware is an insidious code used for stalking; once installed, it allows the predator to monitor, view, and record the victim's actions 24/7.
The meteoric rise of SaaS (Software as a Service) has taken on the burden of managing, scaling, and installing necessary applications.
Financial literacy is the combination of knowledge and skills that people need to make well-informed financial decisions. These decisions range from budgeting for a vacation to crafting a long-term retirement plan.
Some words and phrases in modern vernacular sound intimidating to the uninformed. One such small phrase is the data dump, which has a short and targeted history.
Online predators have been the fastest-growing crime segment since the beginning of the pandemic. FBI's annual Internet Crime Division reported a nearly four-fold increase in cybercrime, with total losses exceeding $4.
An online digital footprint is a digital history and reputation that follows you whenever you interact with anything online. It includes all your social media posts, comments, likes, shares, images, videos, blog posts, and more.
Having your wallet stolen can be frightening; losing your credit and debit card can be devastating financially, and thieves may clean out your accounts before you can freeze them.
Business email compromise or BEC, also known as email account compromise, can cost your business hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is sensitive data that can identify an individual. Examples of PII include an individual's name, address, phone number, email address, social security number, passport number, driver's license number, and other similar PII information.
Social and political issues have spread like wildfire across the globe since the advent of the internet. While this instantaneous interconnectedness provides a platform for informing the world about the plight of one group or another, it doesn't solve the issue of doing something about the issues at hand.
As the internet grows and integrates into our work, school, and entertainment, every facet of life is being transformed into tangible data.
If you're an Apple user, you've likely heard something about the mysterious process known as "jailbreaking. " It's a common way to work around the many restrictions manufacturers place on smartphones and other digital devices, but its safety and legal status have always been a bit murky.
Private browsing is an option that's available on every web browser without the need to upgrade to a premium product. This feature allows users to use search terms without concerns that other users on the same device or account might discover them.
Maintaining cybersecurity is a priority for organizations and individuals alike. Statistically, cyberattacks are rising, with cybercrime strategies evolving and adapting to mitigation strategies.
In an experiment to test the security of obsolete electronic devices, "Which? Computing Magazine" purchased 8 used computers off of eBay to see what residual data they could find.
A stolen social security card could be devastating. Not only could someone use your social security number (SSN) to impersonate you, but it could also result in identity theft and financial fraud.
Just about everyone is online these days, which means you have an online presence and a reputation. Whether or not you know it, your name and information are out there, and people will form an opinion when they see it.
With remote and mixed working arrangements becoming more common, companies are becoming aware of the many benefits and risks of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
Data encryption is a term widely used in the cybersecurity community. However, most people who use encryption on a day-to-day basis don't really understand what it means.
Privacy has become a major concern for many of us after reading about all the data breaches, hacking incidents, and rampant ransomware attacks.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the internet significantly. Organizations and individuals in healthcare, education, and various other industries had to rapidly transform on a large scale to stay ahead, some moving entirely online in a matter of weeks.
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