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NY SHIELD Act Compliance Checklist for Nonprofits

The New York SHIELD Act (“SHIELD”), which went into effect in 2020, provides needed clarity around what constitutes reasonable data security. The use of the word reasonable serves a legal purpose; terms like “reasonable cause” or “reasonable doubt”...

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Protect Yourself from Fake QR Codes

With the pandemic also came a resurgence of QR codes. Once thought dead, at least in the United States, they are now more widespread than ever. From restaurant menus to Super Bowl advertisements (good one CoinBase!), they are ever-present in our lives...

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What is Pretexting? How to Avoid Being Victimized

Pretexting is a type of social engineering attack that is often used to gain access to confidential information. In a pretexting attack, the attacker creates a scenario in which they can extract personal data from the victim. For example, the attacker...

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A Crucial First Step in any Data Privacy Program

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the relationship between data privacy and cybersecurity is a symbiotic one. Data privacy depends upon cybersecurity.

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How to Fix a Computer That Won't Turn On: 5 Easy Steps

Your computer won't turn on. This is a problem that can have a lot of different causes, but don't worry, we are here to help! In this blog post, we will walk you through a few easy steps to fixing your computer. So don't stress out - just follow our...

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How to Spot Fake Job Postings on Indeed

Job seekers beware! Cyber criminals are now posting fake job postings on Indeed and other job boards in an attempt to steal your personal information. They may even ask you to send them your resume and other personal information, which they will then use...

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Phishing: Protect Yourself from a Social Engineering Attack

Phishing is one of the most common and well-known social engineering techniques. It's the process of sending emails (or texts, which is known as smishing) appearing to be from reputable sources in an attempt to get someone to reveal personal information.

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How Often Should You Restart Your Computer?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how often you should restart your computer. It depends on a variety of factors, including what type of work you do on your computer, how many programs you have running at once, and how long it's...

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6 Ways to Speed Up a Slow Computer

Do you feel like your computer is running slow? If so, don't worry – you're not alone.

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The 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

What Nonprofits Need to Know

The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) is one of the most comprehensive studies on data breaches in the world. Every year, Verizon releases a report that analyzes data from thousands of breaches across dozens of...

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