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Cybersecurity Blog

South Florida CSI’s Blog  With Current News On Cybersecurity & Other Information

A Pint of Sweat…

There’s a famous quote by General George Patton: “A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.” In essence, a little bit of preparation saves a tremendous amount of pain and grief later. And what’s true in war with this quote is also true with cybersecurity. Most people and companies don’t give it a second […]

The problem is in the walls

Most companies, large and small, can be forgiven for thinking that data breaches and instances of hacking are caused by pimple-faced basement dwellers staring bleary-eyed into a dozen monitors in the middle of the night.However, they would be wrong for thinking so. An increasing number of studies are showing that the greatest threat to a […]

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Why Third-Party Pen Testing?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately, asking me why someone should hire a company like SFLCSI to do pen-testing when the company, organization, etc., already has its own in-house IT department? The answer is several fold. First off, doing these sorts of tests by your own IT people is a conflict of interest. […]

WannaCry: Don’t Let It Make You Cry

The recent threat of the WannaCry ransomware virus has been all over the news. It’s been fairly devastating, but the irony is, it could have been worse. The ransomware was one developed as a tool to combat criminals online. Several months ago, it made it out into the wild after the NSA itself was compromised. […]

Ransomware: Gimme Or The Files Get It

With the recent spat of ransomware programs out there like WannaCry or NotPetya, there’s more questions as to who’s responsible, and what can be done to prevent it. One nice thing is that for the most part, and which isn’t widely reported in the news, Microsoft has released patches that render computers immune to these […]

Social Media: Criminals’ best friend in the digital age

With the explosion of social media sites, people have found new ways to communicate with each other and share their lives with the world. This has had an unfortunate side effect. With all the photos, posts and check-in’s people do on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat and other popular social media sites/apps, this allows […]

Phishing scams: Please don’t feed the phish

One of the most common ways for hackers and criminals to get your private information is via a technique called phishing. In essence, some ne’er-do-well creates a fake website, email, or some other method to confuse you into coughing up your information. The way they do this is to copy legitimate emails or pages, complete […]

Identity Theft: What To Know?

These days, identity theft is becoming more and more of a fact of life. If you’re reading this and you’ve yet to be affected by it, chances are good you at least know someone who has. And it’s becoming increasingly easy to do so, for an increasing number of reasons. One of the easiest ways […]

Engage Your Brain

One of the greatest quotes ever uttered by a military commander in the 21st Century came from Marine Corps General James Mattis. He famously told his Marines before the 2003 invasion of Iraq to “Remember your training, and engage your brain before you engage your weapon.” In essence that means to think before you act. […]