What is PII: Information You Should NEVER Share Online or Off

The term “PII” stands for personally identifiable information. PII is considered anything that can be traced back to you alone or when combined with another piece of personal information. According to McCallister, Grance, and Scarfone, PII is “any information about an individual maintained by an agency, including (1) any information that can be used to […]

Cybersecurity 101: Why Your Small Business needs Cybersecurity Today

Only 38 percent of the organizations surveyed by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) felt they were taking substantive steps to address the problem of cyberthreats. Over half of the organizations surveyed thought they were not doing their part in the fight against cyberthreats. Organizations know that they are not taking enough action in […]

Major ransomware attack on U.S. Gas Line – Why you should Care

Major ransomware attack on U.S. Gas Line – Why you should Care “The incident — the worst cyberattack to date on critical U.S. infrastructure — should serve as a wake-up call to companies about the vulnerabilities they face.” – CBS News Yesterday, my friend texted me, “Our gas pipeline was hacked by ransomware.”  At first I […]

Letting Go of Fear: 3 Tips to Achieve Big Goals

Letting Go of Fear: 3 Tips to Achieve Big Goals I always wanted to be an author. Cliche, I know. However, I was always too afraid to take that leap. Despite getting high praise for my writing throughout my schooling, I never thought that I was a good writer. It’s hard to believe that I’m […]

The cyber safety threat you’ve probably never considered

The cyber safety threat you’ve probably never considered Cybercriminals are after more than just your wallet. “The diverse threats we face are increasingly cyberbased. Much of America’s most sensitive data is stored on computers. We are losing data, money, and ideas through cyber intrusions. This threatens innovation and, as citizens, we are also increasingly vulnerable […]

Predators Have Wi-Fi Too: How to Protect Your Children Online

Every year, millions of children are targeted by predators. Over 25 percent of minors receive sexual messages from adults on the Internet each year. In 2020, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) Cyber-Tipline, the United States’ centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children, received over 21.7 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation, the highest number of annual reports ever.

Your Identity is At Stake

Crouse was a favorable target for a cybercriminal. He was a frequent online shopper, and he did the majority of his banking online. He would frequently use his debit card during his online shopping sprees without using any additional protection measures such as PayPal. One of his favorite pastimes was downloading songs from file-sharing websites, which are notoriously riddled with malware.