Any time we log in to socials, we should be cognizant of the information we're willing to reveal and how for-profit actors could use that personal data. Sharing our time, tastes, and feedback with online communities is what draws us to the apps, but it’s easy to “overspend” your seemingly limitless personal data in exchange for entertainment. The TikTok application is unlike its contemporaries because its information-gathering technology is steps ahead and much more powerful. That information is primarily used to tailor the user’s feed and promote engagement with targeted advertisements.
Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Security, risk, Social Media
Phishing via employment-focused social media is on the rise. While performing incident response over the last few months, ProCircular encountered multiple incidents where LinkedIn was used in employee phishing attacks. Several news articles raised awareness of this phishing vector over the last year, and the trend continues with a new wave of attacks by sophisticated threat actors.
Topics: Incident Rsponse, hacking, risk
How do you know if you have a solid cybersecurity program? You may have anti-virus installed and you change your computer password quarterly, but how do you know if your security program is truly effective? When you can’t see your gaps, it’s hard to make improvements and even harder to pick up the pieces after a security breach. That’s why Cybersecurity Consultants, like ProCircular’s Andrew Chipman, collect all the information they can, then measure your active security controls against their library of applicable standards.
Topics: HIPAA, Information Security, Data Protection, it risk assessment, DFARS, Manufacturing, risk
New to the world of cybersecurity and wondering where to even begin? Ever wonder what it takes to become a professional hacker? Varying levels of IT knowledge and understanding? Everybody must start somewhere, and here is your chance! Reimagine your career as an Information Security Specialist and stop wasting your time with "what ifs." Allow yourself to grow and shine in a field that you are passionate about. Outreach your potential with this fantastic new course!
Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, risk