Don’t Fall for Multiplying Spam Calls — Here’s How to Keep Your Business Safe

If you feel like robocalls are increasing, you’re right. A recent article in the New York Times reported that 3.4 billion automated calls were placed to landlines and cell phones in April 2018 — an increase of 900 million a month compared with April 2017.

These calls run the gamut of scam attempts, from callers claiming to be with the IRS, customer service for companies like Microsoft, credit card companies, student debt lenders, utility firms, and even foreign governments.

Data Breaches Are Back in the News — Here’s How to Keep Your Personal Information Safe

Just when you thought the nonstop wave of data breaches had slowed down, a flurry of activity made recent news. In Pennsylvania, a hack of the Department of Education’s website compromised the information of 360,000 teachers and staffers. The city of Atlanta suffered a ransomware attack that took down municipal services and even caused Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest, to turn off its Wi-Fi.

Although it wasn’t technically a breach, 50 million Facebook users had their information accessed without consent in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election.

Cybersecurity Defenses Save Internet from Largest DDoS Attack in History

Last week, the largest DDoS (or distributed denial of service) cyberattack in Internet history struck GitHub, a large web-based hosting service for computer code. At 1.35 terabits per second, unidentified hackers sent the largest flood of traffic ever recorded via an online mechanism called “memcaching” to try and bombard GitHub and bring their web infrastructure down.

Five Ways to Securely File Your Taxes

Whether you’re paying your own taxes or working as a professional tax preparer this filing season, cybersecurity experts have issued several recent bulletins about hackers working hard to steal sensitive information.

On the tax preparer front, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies, and the tax industry revealed a new round of phishing emails with bad actors posing as potential clients or even the IRS to trick professionals into disclosing sensitive information.

VIDEO: The Evolution of the Computer Virus


In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, encrypting data, demanding Bitcoin ransom for its return, and disabling computer systems at the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, Spain’s biggest telecommunications provider, Russian banks, and much more.

Enhance Your Next PowerPoint Presentation with These 10 Tips and Tricks

The prospect of giving a PowerPoint presentation can be downright petrifying. All that energy spent writing concise bullet points, making sure fonts, photos, and formats match up, building transitions between slides, getting the finished package to play properly… That’s all before you have to stand up in front of a crowd and command the room for 15 or 30 minutes with winning conversation and an easygoing attitude.