Guest Post – Internet Safety Guide For Seniors

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  This week’s theme is “Securing devices at home and work.”  Today’s guest article is by Brian Adams, and first appeared on VPNSmash.

The internet is full of potential dangers. From children to the elderly, it appears that no one is safe. Among the most vulnerable are the senior citizens. Seniors often have the most to lose in dangers involving the ...

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Guest Post – Remote Desktop Protocol Users Have Highest Incidence of Ransomware Attacks

As more schools and businesses find themselves going online, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) users are more vulnerable than ever to a ransomware attack. Learn more about the latest threat from Drovorub malware, and what organizations can do to protect themselves.  This article is offered as a part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the week two theme, “Securing devices ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


CISA Releases Telework Essentials Toolkit

Original release date: September 30, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the Telework Essentials Toolkit, a comprehensive resource of telework best practices. The Toolkit provides three personalized modules for executive leaders, IT professionals, and teleworkers. Each module outlines distinctive security considerations appropriate for their ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Mailbox Shutdown Phish

Chef’s Special:  IRS COVID-19 Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, ...

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If You Connect It, Protect It

Keeping our connected devices secure has become easier – and harder!  Easier because we have more tools to defend our online assets, and harder because the opposition has grown much larger and become more sophisticated.  And the enemy is not limited to criminals, there are terrorist groups, nation-state sponsored cyber operations teams, hacktivists, and other with malicious intent and nefarious schemes.

When I started writing this blog in October 2006, almost ...

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Sunday Funnies – More Pandemic Humor

I’ve been missing normal life.  The Pandemic Nazis have sucked all the joy out of living.  Anything we used to do that was “fun” like weddings, funerals, birthdays, baby showers, family gatherings, parties, dances, graduations, going to the movies or theater, city festivals, concerts, sporting events – gone.  Well at least bars, restaurants, and haircuts are back.

Thank God for small towns.  I went to a community festival a while ago.  Not naming the place or date to save them from ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Who is Tech Investor John Bernard?

John Bernard, the subject of a story here last week about a self-proclaimed millionaire investor who has bilked countless tech startups, appears to be a pseudonym for John Clifton Davies, a U.K. man who absconded from justice before being convicted on multiple counts of fraud in ...

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