Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category


Welcome to National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 8th, 2015

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), conducted every October since 2004, this national public awareness campaign is intended to encourage everyone to protect their computers and our nation’s critical cyber infrastructure. Cyber security requires vigilance 365 days per year. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), and […]


December Edition of OUCH!: Anti-virus

December 4th, 2014

SANS has released their December edition of OUCH!, covering the functions and limitations of anti-virus. “We are excited to announce the December issue of OUCH! This month, led by Guest Editor Jake Williams, we explain what anti-virus is, how it works and its limitations.  Ultimately, our goal is for people to understand that while anti-virus helps […]


November Edition of OUCH!: Social Engineering

November 11th, 2014

SANS has released their November edition of OUCH!, covering social engineering. “We are excited to announce the November issue of OUCH! This month, led by Guest Editor Alissa Torres, we cover Social Engineering.  Specifically, we explain what it is, how cyber attackers use social engineering to get what they want and the different ways people […]


October Edition of OUCH!: Five Steps to Staying Secure

October 1st, 2014

SANS has released their October edition of OUCH! with five steps to staying secure with all types of technology. “We are excited to announce the October issue of OUCH! This month, led by Guest Editor Lenny Zeltser, we cover the top five steps to staying secure. With both technology and threats constantly evolving, people are […]


Visual Tips On Identifying Phishing Emails

Visual Tips On Identifying Phishing Emails

February 5th, 2014

Click here for the full size image. The poster above gives a great visual example of specific things to look out for when identifying a possible spam email. “The poster was developed as a community project. We would like to thank the following people for their invaluable expertise and experience in developing this poster. Cheryl […]


February Edition of OUCH!: Protecting Yourself Against Malware

February 5th, 2014

SANS has released their February edition of OUCH! filled with information about malware and how to protect yourself. “We are excited to announce the February edition of OUCH! This month, led by Guest Editor Lenny Zeltser, we explain what malware is, who is developing it, why and how to protect yourself against it.  In addition, […]


The Power of SSL – Secure Browsing

The Power of SSL – Secure Browsing

December 7th, 2013

With the ever increasing sophistication of online attacks, it is more important than ever to practice safe browsing habits. SSL browsing has been an industry standard in the financial world (online banking sites) for some time to protect their customers information. However, hackers are now targeting social networking sites as a means to gain access […]


Reducing Spam

Reducing Spam

December 5th, 2013

What is spam? Spam is the electronic version of “junk mail.” The term spam refers to unsolicited, often unwanted, email messages. Spam does not necessarily contain viruses—valid messages from legitimate sources could fall into this category. How can you reduce the amount of spam? There are some steps you can take to significantly reduce the […]