Category: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Understanding the Basic Building Blocks of Cybersecurity by Brandon Bowers


Posted on June 17, 2024 by Brandon Bowers

The frequency and sophistication of cybersecurity attacks continue to intensify, leaving businesses, governments and not-for-profits with an ever-present risk of falling victim to data breaches. These data breaches can impact normal business operations and erode public trust, leading to irreparable reputational damage, loss of customers and even litigation, fines and penalties. While no one tool […]

Ransomware Attacks Continue to Rise Among Small and Mid-Size Businesses by Brandon Bowers


Posted on June 04, 2024 by Brandon Bowers

According to the latest industry reports, ransomware attacks surged in 2023, accounting for nearly one-quarter of all data breaches and costing businesses worldwide an average of $5.13 million.[1] More alarming still, businesses’ security teams detected only 33 percent of all ransomware breaches, whereas 27 percent were disclosed by the attackers, and 40 percent were uncovered […]

Protect Yourself and Your Business from Wire Fraud by Brandon Bowers


Posted on May 24, 2024 by Brandon Bowers

Wire payments continue to be one the quickest and easiest methods for individuals to send large amounts of money to others anywhere in the world. However, these electronic transfers made through banks or third-party service providers like Western Union can be rife with fraud and legal risks for the parties involved. Some of the most […]

Recognizing When You are a Victim of Identity Theft by Brandon Bowers


Posted on April 11, 2024 by Brandon Bowers

The headaches individuals must confront when they are victims of identity theft are complicated by the length of time those crimes go unrecognized. Too often, these scams play out over months and even years without detection. By that point, however, your personally identifiable information (PII) can be in the hands of criminals and the dark […]

A Guide to Overcoming Identity Theft by Brandon Bowers


Posted on February 20, 2024 by Brandon Bowers

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft continues to be one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S., with more than 1.1 million cases reported in 2022. The repercussions of falling victim to this type of fraud can be overwhelming, but there are proactive steps you can take to mitigate the damage and […]

Tax Scams Surge this Summer by Brandon Bowers


Posted on August 16, 2023 by Brandon Bowers

Tax-related scams cast a dark cloud over this summer’s blue skies, putting taxpayers at increased risk of identity theft and fraud. To avoid falling victim to these scams, individuals should be alert to unsolicited telephone calls, emails and texts asking them to click links or share personal information, such as usernames and passwords, Social Security […]

FTC Safeguard Rules Make Data Security a Priority for Many Businesses by Brandon Bowers


Posted on July 27, 2023 by Brandon Bowers

Effective June 9, 2023, certain businesses engaged in financial services activities must comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information Rule (Safeguard Rule), which requires the development, implementation and maintenance of appropriate policies, systems and other defenses to protect customers’ personal information from cyberattacks and other threats. However, many businesses remain unaware […]