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OUCH! February Edition – Securing Your Mobile Devices

OUCH! February Edition – Securing Your Mobile Devices

February 7th, 2018

Overview Your mobile devices are an amazing and easy way to communicate with friends, shop or bank online, watch movies, play games, and perform a myriad of other activities. Since your devices are such an important part of your life, here are some simple steps to keep you and your devices safe and secure. Securing […]


FTC Releases Alert on Louisiana Flood Disaster Scams

August 25th, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on scams that cite the recent flood disaster in Louisiana. These charity scams take many forms, including emails containing links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Donation requests from fraudulent charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters. US-CERT encourages users to […]


August Issue of OUCH! – Ransomware

August 3rd, 2016

The August issue of OUCH! has arrived. This month, led by Guest Editor Lenny Zeltser, we focus on Ransomware. Ransomware has exploded as one of the most common types of malware used by cyber criminals today. Awareness, and not technology, is one of the best defenses people have against Ransomware. As such, we ask you […]


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 […]