Category: Cyber Awareness/Security

RECAP: November 3rd: Workshop – Don’t Let The Grinch Cybersteal Your Christmas!
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RECAP: November 3rd: Workshop – Don’t Let The Grinch Cybersteal Your Christmas!

A warm and special thanks to ESET, Contextual Security, Cari.net, the Microsoft Store (management and staff), The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and everyone who took the time to attend our ‘Don’t Let The Grinch Cybersteal Your Christmas!‘ (click on event last Friday, November 3rd. Whole event was a great time. Great turnout, engagement and opportunity...

The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017
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The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017

Here’s the article GSWS is providing for the San Diego County Optometric Society November 2017 newsletter (The San Diego View) ‘The Tech Corner’. THE BIGGEST CYBERSECURITY DISASTERS OF 2017 (SO FAR) By Dave Tuckman from Golden State Web Solutions, Inc. (www.GSWS.com) 2017 has seen an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. And these aren’t just your standard corporate...

SECURITY ALERT: KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability
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SECURITY ALERT: KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT WI-FI SECURITY Everything you knew about WiFi security changed earlier this week. If you’ve ever been told to not use public (i.e. Starbucks, airport, etc.) WiFi because it isn’t safe. This vulnerability potentially makes all WiFi equally insecure. WPA2 has been the recognized industry standard for securing WiFi networks for several years...

What To Know About The Equifax Breach (And Why It Matters)
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What To Know About The Equifax Breach (And Why It Matters)

NOTE The article below is from the FTC, and does a great job not only describing what happened, but what you need to know to protect yourself.  the original article can be found at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do WHAT HAPPENED If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers...

Protecting Yourself From Potential Scammers While Being Charitable
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Protecting Yourself From Potential Scammers While Being Charitable

NOTE The article below was a notification email received from HHS Office for Civil Rights and makes for an excellent read. A copy of the newsletter may be found at https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/august-2017-ocr-cyber-newsletter.pdf. The states of Texas and Louisiana are reeling from the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, and members of the public are eager to do whatever...

HIPAA Overview: What It Is And What To Know
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HIPAA Overview: What It Is And What To Know

When we speak with folks about HIPAA, many claim it is a 4 letter word (despite it’s having 5 characters). My 9-year-old says it sounds like HIPPO and he thinks that’s funny. I think there’s an argument where each of those is correct, but at the end of the day – folks are just trying...

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Why Cybersecurity Training is Important for Your Employees

Did you know that your own employees could pose a risk to your cybersecurity? It’s true, most of us like to think it’s only the skillful cyber criminals that we must be concerned about, but even our most trusted employees can make a costly mistake. A recent report by Haystax Technology states that 74% of organizations...

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June 27th: GSWS Speaking at San Diego Regional Chamber

PLEASE NOTE This event is complimentary for San Diego Chamber of Commerce members. If you are interested in attending, but not a Chamber member, please contact call Lexi Farrington at 619-544-1393 or email at AFarrington@sdchamber.org. ABOUT THE EVENT Dave Tuckman with GSWS will be speaking to chamber members on the topic of Cybersecurity at large,...

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Acunetix Vulnerability Testing Report 2017

Each year the Acunetix Team compiles a report based on data from Acunetix Online. This third Vulnerability Testing Report contains data and analysis of vulnerabilities detected by Acunetix throughout the period of March 2016 to March 2017, illustrating the state of security of web applications and network perimeters. With Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities found on...

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What You Need to Know

On Friday, May 12, the largest ransomware attack ever seen was launched. Since its discovery on Friday afternoon, the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread, impacting over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in more than 150 countries, according to European authorities. In its path of destruction, we’ve seen businesses and critical infrastructure impacted globally....