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Summer in the Twin Cities finds a lot of cybersecurity seminars, events, and cons. If you are a cybersecurity professional living in or near the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, here are several great opportunities to learn new things, stay current, in the field, network with associates, and earn CPE or CEUs for your certification maintenance.
May 16-17, 2017
Pre-conference: May 15, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Social networks are a tremendous source of personal information leakage. Actually, more like a waterfall. As we learned in the last post, attackers use social networks to perform reconnaissance against their chosen targets. Since few of us are going to delete all our social network accounts and move of the grid, we have to find a way to live with ...Continue Reading →
Controlling your professional information can mean managing the information you disclose on professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. It can also mean protecting the client and employee information you have gathered through your employment. It may mean securing your computer network from outside and inside attackers, or your website from compromise. It may mean properly securing online assets such ...Continue Reading →
Certain personal records are a gold mine for cyber-criminals and identity thieves. Highly targeted personal information include your medical records, tax information, social security number, driver’s license, and even odd bits such as utility bills, and retail or airline loyalty rewards points. Any of this information can be sold on the Dark Web, or used directly to get free health ...Continue Reading →
Almost all cyber-crime is about making money for the crooks. Often this involves stealing valuable information that can be sold. But many criminal gangs are going straight for the cash, and often this involves bank and financial account fraud or financial account access.
Below we have a list of strategies you can use to protect your financial resources.
Many social network sites make it too easy to overshare personal information. An innocent post to Twitter or Facebook, or pictures uploaded to SnapChat or Instagram can help a criminal target you. Online posts that identify your location, your travel and vacation plans, your employer, your home, and your personal possessions can be used by criminals to plan an crime. Kidnapping ...Continue Reading →
Believe it or not, two out of three people in the United States have had their personal information stolen by cyber-criminals. The likelihood is that this has already happened to you, and if not, it will happen eventually. And if it has happened, it will probably happen again. Why is this?
Even if you never click on a phishing email, and ...Continue Reading →
I know many people who are religious about deleting their cookies and browser history in an effort to improve their online privacy. I know others who have carefully gone through all the security settings on their browsers, and social networking sites for the same reason. If this sounds like you, I have bad news.
I’ve been using Opera to browse the web, and trying out the ad-blocking feature and the location cloaking “VPN” ...Continue Reading →