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What’s the deal with LifeLock?

I often get questions from friends and family about LifeLock, an identity theft protection service - what it's all about, whether I use it (I don't), how effective the LifeLock services are, etc. Ironically, about a week and a half ago, LifeLock agreed to pay $100 million (see here) for allegedly breaching a FTC order [...]

Layer 8 Security Supporting Philadelphia Veterans at Union League’s Dining Out

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Casey Lipson, Sales and Marketing Coordinator casey.lipson@layer8cybersecurity.com December 11, 2015 Exton, Pennsylvania - Jeff Lipson, Executive Director of Layer 8 Security, and Dave Heilig, Software Solutions Director of Layer 8 Security, attended the annual Union League's Dining Out event at the Union League of Philadelphia. Proceeds from the event were donated to Philadelphia veterans. [...]

By |2015-12-23T17:38:27+00:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Layer 8 Security Supporting Philadelphia Veterans at Union League’s Dining Out

Protecting Our Seniors from Scams: The Importance of Education and Awareness

Recently, a friend of mine called me with a problem: his elderly father in law that was living with him had his bank account hacked; nearly $10,000 had been stolen. Could we help? We couldn't retrieve the money, but we did take a look at his father's laptop. Sure enough, it was rife with malware [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:41+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Protecting Our Seniors from Scams: The Importance of Education and Awareness

Anti-money laundering (AML) requirements for Investment Advisers – what you need to know

The United States Treasury, through its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has gone beyond publishing its notice of proposed rulemaking by imposing the Anti-money laundering (AML) requirements to both the opening and closing of the comment period, moving closer to implementation. When adopted, covered registered investment advisers (RIA’s) will be required to: File currency Transaction Reports [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:41+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Anti-money laundering (AML) requirements for Investment Advisers – what you need to know

You Are Only As Secure As Your Weakest Link

And, would you care to guess who your weakest link is, in terms of maintaining good security? According to a recent study, those folks most often tasked with keeping things secure for the enterprise, are also actually the ones most likely to cut corners themselves. When I saw that, I initially wanted to be stubborn [...]

By |2015-12-23T17:31:42+00:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on You Are Only As Secure As Your Weakest Link

This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Phishing Trip

One thing we've likely all gotten, is an email from some "rich Nigerian prince" offering us millions, in exchange for a little legwork or some such activity. The scam is old, but surprisingly effective. You wire them what seems like a pittance, for what you expect will be a major financial windfall on the return. [...]

By |2015-12-23T17:27:17+00:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Phishing Trip

The Developing Cybersecurity Marketplace

The Economist recently published an article, "Cyber-security: The cost of immaturity" in their November 7th edition. In the article, the authors discuss how the "business of protecting against computer hacking is booming." To quote part of their article, "A report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch reckons the market is $75 billion a year now [...]

By |2015-12-07T19:37:11+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Developing Cybersecurity Marketplace