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Providing Cybersecurity Training to Ultra High Net Worth Executives

On December 6th, Kevin Hyde, Managing Director of Layer 8 Security was the guest lecturer at UBS Financial Services Inc.’s ultra high net worth individual meeting on cybersecurity. Kevin provided practical security training to using scenarios executives can imagine themselves in as they encounter their work and personal lives. The training detailed the nature of [...]

By |2017-12-20T00:35:07+00:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Providing Cybersecurity Training to Ultra High Net Worth Executives

Smarter Phones Lead to Smarter Hackers

Smartphones have opened a new world of connectivity, giving users unprecedented and unwavering access to the Internet at the touch of a button. It has been widely reported that the average smartphone owner checks their device around 85 times per day (I do it more than that ;-) ), and many claim that they need [...]

By |2017-12-20T18:19:10+00:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Smarter Phones Lead to Smarter Hackers

Massive Phishing Scam From a Surprising Source

By now you’ve likely heard about the nation-wide phishing scam that struck through what many consider a surprising source, Google Docs. What everyone down to the user level needs to keep in mind is that no avenue of attack is ever expected, but none should be surprising. If there is a way, any way, hackers [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:36+00:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Massive Phishing Scam From a Surprising Source

This is why we preach ‘Layered Defenses’

As they say in the Intelligence Community, ‘our dear friends’ have shared some rather important news and it’s a big deal because you the human can do a lot to prevent the losses that are being yielded to the profiting cyber criminal groups. Ransomware is on the rise. This may come as a surprise to [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00March 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on This is why we preach ‘Layered Defenses’

What can we learn from celebrity cyber attacks?

Celebrity hacks seem to dominate the news. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/entertainment/celebrity-photo-hacking-scandal-man-sentenced/index.html These high-profile cases are illustrative of the kinds of scams we all need to be aware of.  For most of us, naked pictures are not likely what potential bad actors are after, but the methodology used by Mr. Majerczyk in this case was quite common; e.g. he [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on What can we learn from celebrity cyber attacks?

Carrots and Sticks – Incentivized Cybersecurity Measures

The Economist argues that, "Incentives need to change for firms to take cybersecurity more seriously." http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712138-software-developers-and-computer-makers-do-not-necessarily-suffer-when-their-products-go Businesses need both carrot and stick with regard to cybersecurity measures. Yes, legislation will force companies to do the bare minimum; but leaders need to see the upside of creating a thorough cyber risk management program which will make sharing [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00December 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Carrots and Sticks – Incentivized Cybersecurity Measures

Week 3 – Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

Cybersecurity must be viewed as a 'top-down' concern; when the executive team takes the time to highlight its Cyber Risk Management Program internally, team members are far more likely to recognize the significance of cyber-hygiene.  Viewed holistically, the entire company is more secure. Layer 8 Security preaches the significance of each individual’s on-line behavior as [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Week 3 – Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

Week 1 – Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop. Think. Connect.™

Our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month series has begun and Week 1 is upon us. This week, the Department of Homeland Security is proffering their Stop. Think. Connect. campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. The goal we want to drive home [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Week 1 – Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop. Think. Connect.™

Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL Back-to-school time is exciting for kids and parents alike. There is much to think about and anticipate when embarking on a new year and a new adventure. One crucial task you should be sure to tackle is protecting your online security. The need for tablet, laptop, and smartphone security is just as [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Back to School

Dialing for Personal Data Dollars

Understanding PII and Why Criminals Want It Series 1 of 6 Layer 8 Security wants our community to be safe with their personal information by playing it smart. Please pass this information along to co-workers, family and neighbors. These recommendations will benefit not only yourself but also your workplace. Cyber criminals want your personal data. [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Dialing for Personal Data Dollars