School’s Back But Phishing Season's Still Open

School’s Back But Phishing Season's Still Open

It’s that time of year again, school’s back in session. For many, that means putting down the fishing rod and picking up the books. However, not for cybercriminals whose phishing season never ends.

In a recent example, Macleans reported MacEwan University got “duped out of $11.8 million” in an apparent spear phishing incident. It’s more proof that hackers don’t discriminate, like jumping in at an opportune time for a busy school system readying for the new academic year.

Human Error: It’s Not “An I.T. Thing”

Human Error: It’s Not “An I.T. Thing”

First, it was HBO and now it's Time Warner Cable. These are just a couple of household names we’ve seen in the news lately experiencing issues with data leaks and breaches. We’re talking about industry titans with droves of I.T. personnel and high-grade security measures in place. How in the world are these kinds of companies exposing data?

To LinkedIn, or not to LinkedIn... That is the Question

To LinkedIn, or not to LinkedIn... That is the Question

It’s not uncommon to receive seemingly random (and harmless) Linkedin connection requests from people you don’t know. Maybe it's from someone in the same industry or with a similar personal interest. Or even someone completely unrelated but with an irresistible smile, just wanting to “network.” So how do you know that person is real and if you should make that connection?

Good People Who Do Bad People Things

Good People Who Do Bad People Things

The past couple of weeks have been busy for the cybersecurity industry. Many professionals converged on Las Vegas to attend Defcon—one of the biggest hacker conventions on the planet. There is no registration, as many attendees want to stay incognito. Those attending know it can be a dangerous place. So why is there a legal event where hackers get together and are invited to do bad things? Well, it’s actually just the opposite.