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Death and Taxes—and you can add this to the mix    

Death and Taxes—and you can add this to the mix    

By Richard Arneson The phrase is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who coined it after the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787—“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Two hundred thirty-two (232) years later, Ben’s somewhat cynical quote can be amended to include “…and falling victim to a cyberattack.”…

If you doubled down on Russia, your bet’s safe

If you doubled down on Russia, your bet’s safe

By Richard Arneson In the event you’re keeping score at home, Russia sits atop the medal standings at the Hacker Olympics. And there’s no indication they’ll lose that top spot any time soon. Unfortunately, these olympics don’t happen every four (4) years. It’s a race that will never end. In its latest threat report, CrowdStrike,…

Google launches itself into cybersecurity space

Google launches itself into cybersecurity space

By Richard Arneson As if they don’t have enough going on, Google just launched its first cybersecurity company. In the event you missed the announcement, you’re not alone. Oddly, the launch was disclosed in a January 24th blog post written by Stephen Gillett. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is technically responsible for lift off. The rocket’s…

Getting stuffed at Dunkin’ Donuts?

Getting stuffed at Dunkin’ Donuts?

By Richard Arneson Just last week, sugary sweet giant Dunkin’ Donuts was hit with its second cyber-attack in three (3) months. Both attacks can be filed in a cyberattack category you may not have heard of—credential stuffing. It’s a type of brute force attack in which stolen credentials are used to access other online accounts.…

Security Myths Debunked

Security Myths Debunked

By Richard Arneson It could be argued that network security is similar to the average man’s relationship with the doctor’s appointment. It isn’t seen as important until something goes wrong. Appointment-fearing men aside, the following are seen as the two (2) most common myths concerning network security, at least according to Ciaran Martin, the CEO…

State of the Union address focuses on technology—briefly

State of the Union address focuses on technology—briefly

By Richard Arneson If you missed it, you’re probably not the only one. It was fleeting, but if it slipped past you, technology was a focal point for one (1) brief, shining moment during last night’s State of the Union address. President Trump alluded to technology when he mentioned the need to increase the federal…

But it’s just so exciting!

But it’s just so exciting!

By Richard Arneson Ever tossed aside an installation manual and went without because the excitement of a new gadget ran counter to the need to practice patience? If you answered in the affirmative, you can probably relate to the following. To say the issue is plaguing the IT industry may be an overstatement, but it’s…

The Collection #1 Data Breach─sit down first; the numbers are pretty scary

The Collection #1 Data Breach─sit down first; the numbers are pretty scary

By Richard Arneson It’s interesting what forty-five (45) bucks will buy you these days─a small bag of groceries, a night at the movies with your significant other (if you the small-sized drinks and snacks at the concession stand), and half a parking space at a Dallas Cowboys home game. Also, and if you don’t possess…

If you fall victim to it, you won’t end up marking it as “like”

If you fall victim to it, you won’t end up marking it as “like”

By Richard Arneson Apparently, scammers get bored, too, at least the ones who find it fun and profitable to generate hustles related to cryptocurrency. They’ve found a new target—Facebook. Their scamming medium of choice has primarily been Twitter, which has for months been littered with fake cryptocurrency advertisements. For Facebook, however, they’ve modified their strategy…