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Tackling Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in School Systems  

Not Kidding Around While chalkboards have long seemed artifacts from classrooms of the past, you might be surprised just how dramatically classrooms have changed just within the last ten years. Tablets and Chromebooks have replaced many textbooks and paper hand-in systems, plagiarism and cheating are detected in new ways, and sometimes, the classroom is no longer a physical space–e-learning and …

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Threats to the Healthcare Industry

Budget limitations, phishing attacks, and ransomware continue to threaten the healthcare industry, according to the 2021 HIMSS report  The 2021 HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey provides insight into the state of healthcare cybersecurity. This year, the report may serve as a chance for IT teams to inform their organizations that they are still in need of a cybersecurity overhaul.  Too Many …

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Cyberdemic 2.0?

The 2022 Experian Data Breach Industry report covers the impact of breaches over the past year and turns an eye towards the upcoming months as well, forecasting implications for the continued barrage of cyberattacks.  The report covers trends in the digital landscape that have manifested due to natural disasters and gambling sites (leading to more phishing scams), as well as …

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Can AI be Used to Mitigate Human Error?

Each month that passes, the cybersecurity industry continues to struggle with new hacking techniques, rapidly evolving threats, and how to communicate the severity of the issues to organizations. One problem that can’t necessarily be solved by cybersecurity professionals is the broad category of ‘human error’. In his IT Toolbox article, Josh Horwitz (COO of Enzoic) discusses whether or not Artificial …

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Attacks on Digital Learning

How School Districts can defend themselves from increased cyberattacks. While there are changes for each generation of students to experience, it’s safe to say that the impact of the pandemic on the scholastic world in 2020 was dramatic and immediate. The transition from in-person classes to web-based learning was startling for everyone, but especially K-12 students because of the rigid …

Social Engineering Tactics

How Social Engineering Tactics Can Crack Multi-factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of many tools in your cybersecurity toolbox. Strong MFA will form layers of security between bad actors and your data systems and accounts. But if you’re relying on MFA to guard your system from cyber threats alone, you could be more at risk than you realize. MFA can be powerful protection, but it isn’t infallible. …

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Gone Phishing: Coronavirus Scams in Action

A recent survey found that pandemic-related fraud is top of mind for consumers, with 52 percent of respondents saying they’re more worried about being victimized by a scam than normal. Thirty-two percent believe they have already been targeted by some form of attack, and 44 percent have noticed an uptick in calls, texts and emails from unknown numbers and sources. …