Dealing with Phishing Messages

By Michelle Drolet . 18 Oct 2012

According to the article in Dark Reading,  Study: Phishing Messages Elude Filters, Frequently Hit Untrained Users, many people are still being tripped up by phishing emails. The article summarizes the findings of a survey that was conducted at the Black Hat USA security conference held in July 2012. Of the 250 conference attendees that were polled, … Continue reading Dealing with Phishing Messages

BYOD means Bring Your Own Dilemma

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Oct 2012

It’s becoming more and more common for workers to store work-related documents on their smartphones, tablet computers and other devices they bring to and from work each day. While this can be convenient–employees can access important documents at home or on the road–it also creates greater security risks for businesses. Employees’ Devices May Not Be … Continue reading BYOD means Bring Your Own Dilemma

Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Oct 2012

Beware any emails which claim to come from privacy@microsoft.com – it could be that you’re being targeted in an attack designed to steal your AOL, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live password. At first glance, if you don’t look too carefully, the emails entitled “Microsoft Windows Update” may appear harmless enough. But the grammatical errors and … Continue reading Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

Webinar: Separation of Corporate and Personal: Best Practices for Securing Data on Mobile Devices

By Michelle Drolet . 25 Sep 2012

As the BYOD trend gains momentum, not all employees are comfortable having their personal phones locked down and controlled as tightly as a corporate-issued device. To get around this issue some organizations are turning to separation techniques to securely manage corporate email, apps, and docs on employee devices while keeping personal data out of sight … Continue reading Webinar: Separation of Corporate and Personal: Best Practices for Securing Data on Mobile Devices

Beware of BYOD Harming your Company

By Michelle Drolet . 23 Sep 2012

It’s becoming more and more common for workers to store work-related documents on their smartphones, tablet computers and other devices they bring to and from work each day. While this can be convenient — employees can access important documents at home or on the road –it also creates greater security risks for businesses.   Employees’ … Continue reading Beware of BYOD Harming your Company

Introducing our Security Training Toolkit

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Sep 2012

A customizable security training program for your review. We’re giving you all the tools you need to keep your employees out of trouble. Whether you’re starting a program from scratch, or just in need of some refresher materials, we’ve got you covered. Here’s whats included in the Towerwall Security Training Toolkit: Program launch guide Employee … Continue reading Introducing our Security Training Toolkit

Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Sep 2012

To cap off a summer of devastating corporate data breaches, hackers yesterday posted online what might be the crown jewel of 2012 data dumps: 1 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch’s, all purportedly stolen from the FBI. There may also be an additional 11 million Apple device IDs yet to be … Continue reading Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

Why You Need A Mobile Device Policy

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Aug 2012

Whether you choose to embrace it or try to resist it, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is set to grow. A study by Cisco Systems found that 78 percent of white-collar workers in the U.S. use a mobile device for work and 41 percent indicated that most smartphones that connect to the company … Continue reading Why You Need A Mobile Device Policy

Symantec Update Causes Some XP Systems to BSOD

By Michelle Drolet . 18 Jul 2012

Security firm Symantec released malware signature updates for it antivirus software that caused some Windows XP machines to crash into a Blue Screen Of Death — BSOD. The update was sent out to users of Symantec’s security products over about an eight hour period between July 11th and 12th.  “The root cause of the issue,” … Continue reading Symantec Update Causes Some XP Systems to BSOD

The worst passwords you could ever choose

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Jul 2012

For those on our Security Alert and Update list we just emailed this great article by Graham Cluley on the worst possible passwords you could ever choose. Many of you know this is something we preach to our clients on a regular basis and is part of our comprehensive 4E Program. Too many internet users … Continue reading The worst passwords you could ever choose

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