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The Lighter Side

On Sep 8, 1966, Star Trek first appeared on TV…and changed our lives forever. I wasn’t born when Star Trek first aired, but I watched the reruns on WPIX-11 during my high school years (Go Bronx Science!). How did Star ...

Protecting You: Playoffs or Projects?

We perform daily security analysis for our clients (yes, it’s very labor intensive and requires sharp investigatory skills). During one of them, we noticed that a single employee had excessive internet usage. Digging ...

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

“He lived long…and prospered a billion minds. All of us who grew up watching TOS and benefit from technology owe him a debt. Now it’s our turn to carry on his legacy. Inspire the young – Teach them logic, science ...

What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You: Personal Rights and Social Media

Recently in Aurora, Colorado, a young man put on Facebook that he had hit a vehicle when he was drunk and didn’t stop at the scene of the crime. Within 20 minutes of him posting on Facebook, two of his ...

Parenting Responsibly in the Internet Era

Data never goes away. Don’t forget about that. Just because you’re not using it, it doesn’t mean it goes away. It will never get deleted. It’s just like real life. There’s stuff you and I did in high school which ...

Divorce and The Internet: Cover Your Assets

One of the gray areas of law and technology interception is in matrimonial cases. When couples are about to get a divorce, good attorneys go, “Give me all your social media credentials.” If the case is high profile or nasty ...

The Lighter Side

Attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Tom Blandi, famous hair stylist and ...

Protecting You: Has Your IT Provider Broken Your Heart?

One of our favorite clients is a financial firm that went through significant changes during the financial meltdown and the improving aftermath. During the recession, they had cut backs, head count dropped, and they ...

Jimmy Kimmel and Social Engineering

This video is an EXCELLENT example of social engineering – and this is the stuff we (or our colleagues) fall for. It is a good thing to add to the SECURITY AWARENESS training. Click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opRMrEfAIiI

Lessons Learned from CENTCOM, Crayola and ISIS Hackers

A few weeks ago, pro-ISIS hackers broke into the YouTube and Twitter accounts for US CENTCOM and sent embarrassing tweets and videos. During the same weekend, another group of criminals hijacked the Crayola Facebook account and sent lewd/adult photos to ...

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