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The Cybersecurity ‘Upside Down’

There is no stranger thing than being breached. Here are a few ways to avoid the horror. Any Netflix sci-fi fans out there? For those of you reeled in by Netflix’s Stranger Things, in the series the Upside Down is an alternative reality where none of us wants to be. Landing in the Upside Down diverts circumstances in different, unintended directions and, in some cases, permanently changes lives. As breach headlines and the resulting fallout of these compromises continue to stream in, it’s easy to imagine that the affected companies are Continue Reading

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Six Cyber Threats to Really Worry About in 2018

From AI-powered hacking to tampering with voting systems, here are some of the big risks on our radar screen. Hackers are constantly finding new targets and refining the tools they use to break through even the latest cyber defenses. Wondering what new threats are lurking around the corner for this year? Here are some to look out for 1. More huge data breaches The cyber attack on the Equifax credit reporting agency early last year, which led to the theft of Social Security numbers, birth dates, and other data on Continue Reading

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Equifax Fallout Guide – what you can do today to protect yourself

Before reading any further, relax. But take it seriously. This is important. What Happened? Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the United States, was breached and over 140,000,000 people (about 44% of the US population) had their entire credit history stolen. Credit history includes your Social Security Number, past addresses, all previously held accounts, all inquired accounts, any bankruptcies within the last seven years, and more. How do I know if I was affected? Are you an American adult that has ever held or inquired about a Continue Reading

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PBS Hawaii – How to attract, build and retain talent in our challenging job market

Hi there, I’m not sure if you tuned in last night at 8pm when I was on live PBS Hawaii talking about how to attract, build and retain talent in our challenging job market. The discussion was moderated by Yunji De Nies and the panelists included: Jeffrey Shonka, President/CEO of First Insurance Company Dalene Kaku, Project Manager for UFC Gyms Judy Bishop, Owner of Bishop & Company What a great show with some real insight and opinions I think you’ll value, especially if your organization has people in their 20’s Continue Reading

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How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Back in 2014 the company Code Spaces was murdered. They offered tools for source code management but their Achilles heel was that they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including their backups. One cyberattack later, and Code Spaces was out of business. Their killer had used some standard techniques, but the most effective was getting an unwitting Code Space employee to help — likely via a phishing attack. Employee Risk Management When it comes to cybercrime that targets businesses, employees are the largest risks. Sure, your staff are Continue Reading

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