Watch Out: File Hijacking and Malware Possible Through Slack Bug

Nathan MaxwellOur Insights

On May 17, 2019, security firm Tenable announced that one of its researchers, David Wells, had discovered a Slack bug affecting Slack’s Windows desktop client. The bug affects version 3.3.7 of the Slack desktop app, which was just last week the most current version. Read on to learn more about this bug: how it was discovered, what it can do, and how … Read More

8 Ways Cybercriminals Make Your Firewall And Antivirus Useless

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Having the right cybersecurity technology is just a part of doing business in today’s world. In fact, security solutions like firewalls and antivirus software accounted for $23 billion in annual revenue – it’s likely that you contributed to that in some small way. But are they really worth your money? There’s no disputing the need for an effective firewall or … Read More

Cybersecurity Careers (Questions/Answers)

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Cybersecurity Careers

What role can an IT services company like Communication Concepts, Inc. play in the future of the cybersecurity industry? As the number of capable cybersecurity professionals continues to fall, can outreach help to bring more people into the industry?

What Is PII Under GDPR?

Nathan MaxwellOur Insights

The security of user data is of high importance, and that importance only grew with the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These sweeping new regulations went into effect on May 25, 2018. They are European Union regulations, but they have sweeping effects since they apply to any business that stores personal information of any EU citizen. … Read More

Are You Using Internet Explorer?

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Do you still surf the Web with Internet Explorer?  If so, you’re not alone. Even after Microsoft came out with their new Edge browser in 2015, some people are still using Internet Explorer. The Problem? Security experts have found serious security flaws in Internet Explorer’s code. This means that if you use it, you’re opening yourself and your business up … Read More

Ransomware Hits Popular Cable TV Network

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For several years now, sporadic attacks that interrupt major networks’ daily programming have been occurring around the world as hackers try to break in and succeed at their digital violence. In April 2019, the victim was The Weather Channel. The network found itself having to broadcast pre-recorded material while an internal plan to regain channel access was quickly developed and … Read More

Foreign Hacker Steals Nearly Half a Million From City of Tallahassee

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The Tallahassee Democrat reported on April 5th that a large sum of money had been stolen from the city of Tallahassee’s employee payroll. The perpetrator is suspected to be a foreign hacker. What was stolen in the hack? The breech diverted approximately $498,000 from the city payroll account. Still, all city employees have received their earned paychecks. This hack was the second time … Read More

New Whaling Schemes: CEO Fraud Continues to Grow

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In previous years, the first clue that your corporate email has been compromised would be a poorly-spelled and grammatically incorrect email message asking you to send thousands of dollars overseas. While annoying, it was pretty easy to train staff members to see these as fraud and report the emails. Today’s cybercriminals are much more tech-savvy and sophisticated in their messaging, … Read More

Staying Safe Online: Are You the Target of a Fake Check Scam?

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Great news! You’ve posted a batch of pricey items from your business on Craigslist, and someone has offered to purchase the lot. However, when you receive the check you realize it’s not for precisely the right amount. Perhaps you contact the seller to get a revised check — and they are so accommodating that they trust you to deposit the … Read More

4 Questions Every CEO Needs To Ask About Cybersecurity

Nathan MaxwellOur Insights

With the ever-increasing rate of digital interconnectedness and accessibility, IT systems are more at risk of attack by hackers and spies than ever before. Yet, many companies still haven’t seriously addressed the issue of cybersecurity in their organizations. If you have concerns about the preparedness of your business, now is the time to start taking steps to protect your data. A Growing Threat The last few … Read More