Eavesdropping On Computers From Afar
When I teach Learning Tree’s Cyber Security introduction, participants are often amazed at the ways bad actors can eavesdrop on computers. Most of them are aware of software that can be planted by bad actors that can capture keystrokes, for instance, but few are aware that noises from keystrokes, the vibration of a notebook, and […]
Microsoft SATVs Updates — What’s Changing and What You Need to Know
Microsoft is now updating Software Assurance benefits, which includes the retirement of Software Assurance Training Vouchers, or SATVs. Here’s what you need to know. What are SATVs?
Social Engineering Basics – Is Your Business At Risk?
What is Social Engineering? A hacker who uses social engineering effectively preys on people, not technology. A few common practices include: Researching targets on social media to get personal data such as birthdays, addresses, and historical information that may be used to answer security questions. Calling customer service representatives for service providers an individual works […]
Data Doomsday: The Ransomware Call
It’s a Tuesday afternoon, the office is bustling, your servers are down and your tech team is stumped. The phone rings – the call you’ve been dreading. Your data and critical servers have been compromised. The attackers are demanding a hefty fee to undo the damage. It’s a scenario that has played out thousands of […]
BYOD Recharged: 3 Security Challenges to Consider
Security is a critical issue surrounding the BYOD landscape, but the issues have changed a bit in the past few years as the trend has evolved. A few years ago, discussions tended to center around the fact that BYOD was coming and organizations had to start preparing for it. Now it’s here, and it’s time […]