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Infographic: IoT Security Q&A and Checklist

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 20, 2016 9:47:45 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic for consumers and infosec professionals alike. Our experts have commented about the cybersecurity threats that are on the rise due to the proliferation of IoT devices — but that is certainly not halting the adoption and implementation of these products.

This holiday season, as more and more devices are activated and begin accessing personal and corporate data and systems, it's important to understand the implications of installing and using IoT products. The following Q&A and checklist can help you get a better grasp of the different types of IoT devices that are available in the marketplace and the steps you can take to ensure that your personal and business data are kept as secure as possible as you and your family members utilize this burgeoning technology.

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Security Spotlight: Avoiding Holiday Shopping Scams

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 21, 2016 11:44:12 AM

With the 2016 holiday shopping season soon to be in full swing, cybercriminals are working overtime to turn your deal hunt into a score for the bad guys.

Below, we outline a few perennial holiday shopping scams, as well as a couple of newcomers to the scene. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs associated with these hoaxes and our tips for avoiding them. Help make your holidays memorable for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.

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Three Simple Steps for Securing Your Home WiFi Network

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 10, 2016 4:49:23 PM

You may have heard (or read) of the dangers of connecting to free, open-access WiFi networks. But did you know that your home network can also be hazardous to your personal data? If you have not taken the proper security precautions, your home WiFi is likely to be just as vulnerable as the open wireless network at your corner coffee shop. Without the proper defenses, your network could be accessible to anyone with even a modest set of cyber snooping skills.

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Wombat Experts Weigh in on IoT Vulnerabilities

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 4, 2016 9:12:00 AM

The October distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn DNS was one more in a series of attacks using botnets compromised by Mirai malware. This recent incident created a botnet of exploited DVRs and internet-connected cameras that impacted big-name sites like Twitter and Netflix — and prompted U.S. Senator Mark Warner to call for industry-led security standards for internet of things (IoT) devices.

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Three Scary Social Engineering Facts

Posted by Gretel Egan on Oct 31, 2016 1:31:34 PM

There is perhaps no topic more relevant to the Halloween season than social engineering. Like those who revel in the spirit of Halloween, social engineers are all about the elements of disguise and surprise. Though, at heart, social engineers exhibit ghoulish tendencies, they would never show up on your doorstep dressed to scare. Instead, they will make every attempt to lead you to believe they are someone honest and trustworthy.

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