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Raj Samani talks about the cost of cyber crime and why it worries him.

The Full Cost of Cyber Crime is Hard to Measure – Here’s Why

When it comes to the world of cybersecurity and cyber crime, it can be difficult to quantify anything. Protecting data and network infrastructure is a constant effort. When a cybersecurity expert is doing their job, nothing will happen, so it’s hard to recognize success. And since there is so little reporting done, it can be…

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Bryan Seely talks about wiretapping the FBI and tips to stay safe online

Tips to Stay Safe Online from the Guy who Wiretapped the Secret Service

Cybersecurity experts see security flaws and safety risks online every day. Since their job is to help people and companies stay safe online, they want to tell people about those flaws and help them avoid or fix them. But what are they supposed to do when no one will believe a particular security risk is…

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Dr. Jessica Barker talks about cybersecurity culture and the human element in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Culture and the Human Element

When we think about cybersecurity, we generally think about technology – new gadgets, fancy systems, and screens full of computer code that will keep the hackers out. The role that people play is often an afterthought. But in reality, every step of the cybersecurity process, from inventing new systems to implementing defense strategies, has people…

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Christy Harrison talks about health misinformation, diet scams, and the truth about weight loss.

How to Identify Health Misinformation Online

With our culture’s emphasis on appearance and health, it’s tempting to try anything that promises weight loss, improved health, or rapid results. But health misinformation and appealing claims can trick us into falling for scams or trying tactics that hurt our health instead of improve it. Conventional healthcare doesn’t always have the answers. But it’s…

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Ronnie Tokazowski talks about the complexities of Nigerian fraud.

Nigerian Fraud Combines Scams and Manipulates Emotions

Many scammers and fraudsters are operating internationally as part of large organized scamming organizations. And they cause a lot of emotional, psychological, and financial damage. We often think of scammers as bad people doing bad things. But to the scammers, that’s not always the case. In Nigerian fraud, for example, being a scammer is a…

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Eva Velasquez talks about identity fraud and recovery.

Identity Fraud and the Impact of Identity Crimes

Recovering from identity fraud, identity theft, and other identity-related crimes can be daunting. It’s a long, complicated, stressful process, and it takes a toll on your life. And this toll is not just financial and emotional. Depending on the crime, it can affect your life in different ways. And access to your accounts can let…

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Chris Hadnagy talks about what social engineering is and how it works.

Learn How Social Engineering is Tricking Your Brain – And What to Do About It

Most of us are aware that there are tactics that people can use to influence your opinions and actions. In both legitimate marketing and scams, for example, urgency can convince you to do something before you think it through. But urgency isn’t the only strategy. Social engineering is full of tools and tactics that influence…

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Check Fraud is Happening More Often

Check Fraud Alert! Your Parents and Grandparents Probably Still Like Writing Checks.

If a criminal can get their hands on someone’s personal check, they can alter the check using a variety of methods and direct the payment to themselves. They can alter the information on check amount, so, for example a $50 donation to a charity becomes a $500 payment to a total stranger.

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