This blog was written by Bruce Snell. Ransomware has seen a huge increase over the past couple of years.  According to our June Quarterly Threats Report, there was a 113% increase in ransomware over the past year.  However, the real indicator for me has been an increase in questions about ransomware I get from people ...
Read Blog
This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I’ve had a number of questions come in lately via email, social media and even in the waiting room at my doctor’s office about the notifications people have been getting from Google about some “new features for your Google Account.” A lot of people will most likely default ...
Read Blog
This blog was written by Bruce Snell. One of my favorite scenes in The Avengers is when Captain America tells Bruce Banner that he needs to get angry and Banner replies, “That’s my secret Cap, I’m always angry.” That’s a lot like information security; websites are always under attack.  Today there were two account lists ...
Read Blog
This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. For basketball fans, March is a great month.  It’s time to fill out your bracket and cheer for your favorite team.  Sports bars will see increased business as friends get together to watch the game and have fun.  It’s also a time for scammers looking to make ...
Read Blog

Ransomware and You

By on
This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. This past weekend I was at a local roller rink where my kids were enjoying their first time on skates.  While I watching my oldest make a successful lap around the rink, one of the other parents came up and asked me, “Hey, you’re in security, what’s ...
Read Blog
This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Have you ever put your kids to bed only to have them creep down the stairs later? We deal with this all the time so I decided to place a motion sensor in front of their door.  Any time the sensor is tripped after 8pm a signal ...
Read Blog
This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, are you ready?  Have you bought the perfect gift and booked an intimate dinner?  Maybe a nice romantic movie like Zoolander 2 or Deadpool?  Or maybe, like many people out there, you’re still looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.  The ...
Read Blog
This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. One piece of advice I always give (after update, update, update) is to never click on a suspicious link.  A lot of times, those dodgy links are easy to spot, which is why cybercriminals try to be extra tricky to get you to click on them.  They ...
Read Blog
This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Soon after posting our Most Hackable Gifts blog, NBC 5 in Chicago released an investigative report on a popular interactive doll being hacked.  In the report, the security researcher detailed some of what he was able to get from the Barbie doll including wifi network IDs, account ...
Read Blog

What is a Hacker?

By on
You probably think you know what a “hacker” is, but the images portrayed in the media can be misleading. You may be thinking of a geeky-looking guy who causes peoples’ computers to get infected with viruses or cracks passwords to raid the accounts of big business. This is one kind of hacker, but in a ...
Read Blog