National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Every year, the Department of Homeland Security has a campaign to raise awareness about the significance of cybersecurity. The essential systems that support our daily lives – financial institutions, electricity, water resources and transportation – all depend on the Internet. Because of this, building resilience in critical infrastructure is vital to our local and national security. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry. Working together creates resources for all Americans to be safer and more secure online. In ...

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Quick Ways to Prepare and Protect Yourself from Ransomware

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Your Sacramento Cyber Experts

Ransomware is an increasingly prevalent cyber threat throughout the world. During a ransomware attack, Attackers hold a PC or files hostage and demand owners pay a ransom to get their files back.

Ransomware is transferred just like a normal computer virus, through email attachments, file transfers. Another way ransomware is transmitted are dirty USBs or downloads from websites. While there is a misconception that having anti-virus software is enough to stop ransomware from occurring, this is ...

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DATA PRIVACY DAY 2017: Manage Your Privacy in Five Minutes

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As Sacramento Cyber Security experts, Trofholz understands the challenges everyone faces maintaining their on-line privacy. Even though managing your data is an ongoing effort, it doesn’t have to be a big investment of time. As part of Data Privacy day, follow these simple steps to manage your privacy in five minutes or less.

Data Privacy Day is an international effort, held annually on Jan. 28, encouraging individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust. Digital devices are convenient. ...

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Data Privacy Day 2016: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

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Data Privacy Day, held on January 28, creates awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Above all, this day raises awareness of data protection best practices. Data Privacy Day promotes the development of tools that allow individuals to control their personally identifiable information. This day is an extension of the European Data Protection Day. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding treaty on privacy and data protection.

The National Cyber Security ...

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How to Protect Against Phishing Scams

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Just as fishermen use false bait to catch their prey, criminals “fish” for information using similar tactics. Don’t fall victim to the allure of fake chum. For once you bite, there will be “no catch and release” under these circumstances.

Phishing is one of the most common cyber-crimes, claiming 80,000 victims every day. Even with solid network and information security, it can be easy for individuals to fall victim to phishing scams. The best way to guard against these scams is ...

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