Author: Eric Zematis

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Security Threats: Targeting Higher Education

Ransomware has been one of the top information security concerns for years, but in 2020 we have seen a disturbing new trend. In traditional ransomware attacks, data was encrypted and a University would have the opportunity to pay to have the data un-encrypted. Now...

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Unemployment Scam

What happened? Several staff members have reported receiving large unemployment checks without filing for unemployment. This is caused by false claims for unemployment being filed. This has become a problem across the state and across the country. On May 24th the PA Department of...

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Zoom Security & Privacy Concerns

As Zoom moved from 10 million users in December to 200 million there have been numerous articles published revealing various security and privacy concerns. Zoom CEO, Eric Yuan, responded with a commitment to address these concerns over the next 90 days. We will continue...

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FBI Warns of COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

Beware of emails, voice calls and text messages proposing to offer relief from some effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FBI has seen an increasing level of fraud as criminals exploit COVID-19. https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/fbi-warns-of-covid-19-phishing-scams-promising-stimulus-checks-vaccines/ If you receive a message that could be suspicious report it...

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5 Steps for Working from Home Securely

Information security related crime thrives on change. Responses to COVID-19 are pushing changes to the way we work faster than we have ever experienced. As we transition from a “go to work” to a “work at home” culture we will become inundated with attacks....

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