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Welcome to the New Wild West

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In the digital world, cyber security is the new Wild West. The Internet is a vast, open expanse where anything goes, and everyone can participate. But like in the real Wild West, dangers lurk around every corner. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to gain access to your personal information, so they can steal from you or do other harm. In fact, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), more than 840,000 complaints were received in 2021 related…

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A Cybersecurity Guide for Staying Safe Online

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In the last 20 years, cybercrime has gone from being a curiosity to one of the world’s most pressing issues today. The number of hacks and data breaches is increasing every year, and there’s no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. Everyone, from individuals to major corporations, is at risk if they do not adopt good cybersecurity practices for their business or personal use. Good cybersecurity is a must in today’s world (and not just for governments and major…

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Cybersecurity Training for Users

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Cybersecurity training is essential to any organization’s defense against cyber-attacks—the more people who understand how to spot and protect themselves from these threats, the better. But a lot of cyber security training feels like it was written by a robot: dry, dull, and not very memorable. Boring training is a problem. If your employees don’t learn anything from your cybersecurity training, then it doesn’t matter how much of it you give them. The solution is to focus on making the…

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The Security of Things

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IoT is the technology that connects everyday objects to the Internet, enabling them to send and receive data. This way, IoT devices can communicate with each other and people over long distances. The use of IoT in business has grown significantly in recent years. IoT has many benefits, like better customer engagement and improved efficiency in operations. However, there are also many challenges to consider when implementing IoT. One of the biggest challenges is security. The Security of Things refers…

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Have you ever wondered what your devices are listening to?

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You’ve probably heard about smart speakers and how they can help you in your daily life. You might even have one of these devices in your home or office. But have you ever wondered what your smart speaker is listening to? The answer may surprise you. Millions of people have smart speakers in their homes or offices. These devices, such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home, make life easier by allowing you to order groceries, adjust the thermostat, or…

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2021 – Another Record Year for Wire Fraud Losses

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2021 was another record year for wire fraud losses. Even though we have been working to educate everyone within the real estate transaction for the past several years, it seems that the criminals still have the advantage. The FBI recently released the 2021 Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) report, which was not good news. Reported losses from wire fraud (BEC/EAC) increased to over $2.3 billion. Overall, in 2021 over $6.9 billion and losses were reported to the FBI. That is…

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