The Hollywoodization of the Hacker: Lessons From Mr. Robot

By | November 10th, 2016|Online Safety|

Current shows like Silicon Valley and Mr. Robot and movies like Blackhat have brought hackers into the ranks of pop culture’s most popular protagonists. Until recently, hackers in movies have largely been represented as zany sidekicks or mysterious recluses. But now hackers, and especially vigilante white-hat hackers, are being portrayed like real life, albeit unlikely, [...]

Loyalty Rewards Programs: A New Cybercrime?

By | November 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cyber criminals are getting creative. We constantly hear about hackers stealing credit card numbers and even Twitter handles. Now, they have also added your loyalty rewards points to their list.Brian Krebs wrote an excellent article highlighting a few of interesting cases where victims had rewards points stolen.One victim reported that he had about 250,000 Hilton [...]

Avoiding Hackers in College (AKA Jennifer Lawrence is a Millennial Too!)

By | September 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

This guest blog post is a part of our cyberSAFE blog series focusing on back-to-school security, privacy and identity topics. It comes to us from Cynthia Lieberman, co-founder of CyberWise, the go-to-to source for busy adults who want to learn how to embrace digital media fearlessly, and the CyberWise Certified online learning program (check out [...]

News Recap: Experts Working To Protect Cars From Cyber Attacks

By | July 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This week, Reuters released news that security experts Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller plan on displaying an "intrusion prevention device" in a prototype vehicle during August’s Black Hat hacking 2014 conference. This prototype will demonstrate ways to keep vehicles safe from cyber attacks.The automotive industry is finding that cyber criminals are using vehicles’ electronics to [...]

Keylogging malware on public computers is a growing concern

By | July 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

This month, the U.S. Secret Service issued a warning about the increasing practice of hackers installing keylogger malware on computers in hotel business centers. The malware captures keys struck by hotel guests that use the computers and then sends that information via email to the malicious hacker. The result – any sensitive information the traveler [...]

Cyber Criminals Pose Big Threat to Banking Industry

By | February 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

This guest blog post comes from Rebecca Gray who writes for As the world is flattened into cyber commerce, banking industry hackers have become progressively more dangerous. Ultimately, cyber criminals have tapped into over half of the world’s top 50 banking websites in the last eight years and are responsible for around $1 billion [...]

Join CSID: Talking Security at SXSWi 2014

By | February 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

One of the perks of headquartering in Austin, Texas is our proximity to the ever-growing South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival. And beyond the renowned parties, food and celebrities, we are most excited to host three speaking panels.Which one will you attend? While they all coincidentally overlap on the schedule, you can’t go wrong with [...]

News Recap: 2014 Security Predictions Roundup

By | December 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

As 2013 quickly comes to a close, the security industry has begun making predictions for coming threats and trends for 2014. Here’s a collection of five recurring 2014 security predictions.1. BYOD will continue to grow – and cause risks – in the workplaceMore and more businesses are adopting “bring your own device” (BYOD) practices and [...]

U.S. Cyber Security By The Numbers

By | October 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

IBM recently published the 2013 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index, a report detailing the global threat landscape across 3,700 IBM clients in 130 countries. The report analyzed the most affected industries and the most comment types of attacks, motivation behind attacks, how human error comes into play and suggestions on how to create a strong [...]

Security Insights: Web-borne Attacks Are On The Rise

By | May 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|

“Web-borne attacks are on the rise as cybercriminals and others who do harm to computer systems for profit or malice prey on the web’s areas of vulnerability, and businesses are feeling the effects of the attacks on their resources. Currently the weakest link is the web browser. Vulnerabilities in browser add-ons like Java, Flash and [...]

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