Keeping you safer at work and at home | October 15, 2016
Check out this amazing map.
You'll get an idea of how widespread cyber breaches are.
A new study out this month shows that a lot of us are tired of hearing about the steps we need to take be safe online. Some people don't think they're important enough to get hacked. Not true. Read more.
What to do when you suspect a co-worker is going bad.
For 20 years, Steve Bongardt was a special agent for the FBI, specializing in cyber and terror related offenses. Now he's managing partner at The Gyges Group, where he helps companies identify and manage cases where insiders are the threat.
Click the button to read our interview with Steve.
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So many of us are abandoning Yahoo's email service because it was hacked, Yahoo has turned off the ability for users to forward their email to a different account. Read more.
College students, take note. Demand for cyber security experts is growing so fast, career opportunities are exploding. These jobs pay really well. Read more.
News for Microsoft Windows users: beginning this month, you won't be able to pick and choose which of their software updates you install. From now on, it's all or nothing. (So install them all.) Read more.
Speaking of updates, make sure you take time to install the latest updates to Adobe Reader and Flash player. They're important ones. Read more.
Finally, as we approach the election, "phishing" attacks are on the rise. If you get an email asking for log-in details about any of your online accounts, it's a fake. Don't answer it. Read more.
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Percentage of cyber breaches that occur in health care (because your health records are so valuable on the black market):
Number of Facebook accounts hacked every day because of simple passwords:
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Percentage of small businesses that don't have a plan for what to do if they get hacked:
Percentage that have been hacked:
Reduction in Yahoo's value as a result of the breach of 500 million users' passwords:
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