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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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The Holidays Arrive Early for Hackers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for hackers. From now through the end of the year, the number of phishing attacks and online scams soar. The tremendous growth in online shopping has resulted in a veritable cornucopia of phishing emails purportedly from retailers, delivery services, credit card companies, banks, and let’s not forget charities. Not all of them are legitimate. 

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New Ransomware Threat Poses as Adobe Flash Player via Compromised Websites

By Lee Snead| October 25, 2017 |

Tags: Security Awareness, cybersecurity, ransomware

News Alert: Bad Rabbit Ransomware

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Phishing scams are serious—except when they’re funny

Turn the tables on scammers  

Phishing scams are nothing to laugh about – unless you’re watching British comedian James Veitch and his hysterically funny gigs on scam emails and the nature of the Internet.  He’s made a career out of scamming the scammers, from Nigerian princes to investment opportunities. One of our favorite performances is below.

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A Practical Guide: Controlling Your Data Privacy on Facebook

  • Facebook makes its security and privacy tools easier to find and alter in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy.

With all the news swirling around Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that gained access to the private information of millions of Facebook users, many people are asking what information was collected and how they can better protect themselves.  The issue of...

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Part II: The Beginner's Guide to Securing Yourself in the Modern Digital World

The Philosophy

This blog post is a continuation from The Beginners Guide to Securing Yourself in the Modern Digital World. Read Part 1. 

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The Beginner's Guide to Securing Yourself in the Modern Digital World

Part 1: A Brief Introduction

Each time a major data breach, like the one at Equifax, makes news, the company offers identity theft protection. How do you prevent this happening again? And again? And again?  Many people don’t know what to do to secure their personal lives, so we’ve invited guest blogger Zachary Cohn to share his six-step beginner’s guide to securing your digital life.

I wrote...

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Happy October and Welcome to Security Awareness Saturation Month!

The official name is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), but perhaps a rebrand is in order. Each October, the annual onslaught of security awareness news, tips, and warnings comes out from almost everyone. Until this information starts to take hold, we will continue to hammer away at the simple steps businesses and individuals can take to avoid joining the 2017 Walk of Shame. 

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Summit’s Mike Cohn Interviewed for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Michael Cohn| September 29, 2017 |

Tags: Security Awareness, Security, cybersecurity

With all the security awareness programs on the market, why are more than half of data breaches still caused by human error? Two years ago, Summit CEO Mike Cohn began looking at these programs and where they fell short. He shared his thoughts on the problem and solutions in this interview today with the Baltimore and Washington DC editions of Citybizlist.

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Moving Offices into a New vs. Existing Building

By Kimberly Scolaro| September 18, 2017 |

Tags: Office relocation

14 Questions that should be Answered Before Every Office Relocation

So you’ve been tasked with the office move!? Exciting, right?

The employees are excited, the visibility to customers is improved, and even your commute is better. While choosing between paint swatches of “Pacific Rim Blue” and “Harbor Side Teal” is fun, have you come up with a strategy for how your IT services are going to be...

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