The New Year has proven to be an eventful one so far. Between the bomb cyclone freezing everyone on the East Coast and the newest discoveries by security researchers, everyone at Summit is hoping the first week of 2018 isn’t setting the precedent for the year to come!
You know that TV show, The Walking Dead, about the zombie apocalypse? Your organization may have unwittingly joined the ranks of the “zombie-net”—infected computers used by hackers to unleash attacks on a much larger scale. Organizations with outdated and obsolete hardware and software are responsible, to some extent, for the rise of the zombie-net, because they are easier for hackers to...
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...
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.
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.
- 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...
This blog post is a continuation from The Beginners Guide to Securing Yourself in the Modern Digital World. Read Part 1.
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.
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.
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.