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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

youaretarget-headerimageOctober is the 10th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an effort to raise awareness about cybersecurity both at home and in the office. This is a great time to start a discussion in your organization about your company’s security posture and how it could be improved. Remember that security is a mindset and is ongoing. You don’t become secure, you operated securely.

NCSAM is overseen by the

Department of Homeland Security

Week 1: October 3-7, 2016 – Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop.Think.Connect.™

Week 2: October 10-14, 2016 – Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room

Week 3: October 17-21, 2016 – Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

Week 4: October 24-28, 2016 – Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?

Week 5: October 31, 2016 –Building Resilience in Critical Infrastructure


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Last.Fm Hack Leaks 43 Million Account Passwords

If you listen to music on Last.Fm and more importantly reuse your passwords on other sites then it is essential that you change them now and continue to change them on a regular basis.  That is the only way to beat the drip drip of account details being leaked.   Don’t reuse passwords.  If you need help keeping all of those passwords straight, there are password vaults available for download on your PC, Mac, or Smartphones.  Find the one that suits your needs and sleep easy that your passwords aren’t revealing your sensitive information.

The Hacker News Article



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Dropbox Hacked with More than 68 Million Account Details Leaked

Once again what computer users assumed was secure a secure system turns out to be insecure. People need to  carefully consider where they entrust their data to be stored. Ask yourself twice “what is the impact if my data gets exposed to the world?” before you leave it someplace for safe keeping. Encryption should always be used to mitigate the risk of exposure,  just as having two copies of anything you cannot afford to loose to protect yourself from loss.

The Hacker News Article


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FBI Warns of Dramatic Increase in Business E-Mail Scams

Question: Do your users know what to do when they receive a suspicious email? Should they call the help desk or forward it? Should they forward the email to IT including all headers? Or should they delete and not report it? And if they delete it are they forfeiting the possibility of becoming the company’s early warning mechanism?

End-users are the weak link in your network security. Today, your employees are frequently exposed to advanced phishing attacks.

Being aware that many of the email addresses of your organization / company are exposed on the Internet and easy to find by cybercriminals who are targeting specific entities or vertical markets. Let’s just say that with these addresses cybercriminals can launch social engineering, spear-phishing and ransomware attacks on your organization.

You may ask so how can I strengthen my security posture thus protect my organization from these targeted email campaigns? At Whiteboard Information Technology Solution we take apply the next step in combating social engineering by providing email exposure checks, security training, employee onboarding strategies and ongoing email spoofing training.

In today’s world knowledge is no longer power because it’s the applied knowledge that yield actionable results.

FBI Notice