Cyber Security, Legal

Ransomware The Growing Threat to Law firms & Small Business

Cyber criminals are turning ransomware scams into a lucrative extortion-for-profit business. Law firms are quickly becoming a leading target for these attacks, due to the wealth of information stored on their networks, without proper security measures to guard them. These digital extortionists are fetching a price for everything from address books to the highly sensitive

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Cyber Security

Smart Car Security Threat

When you hear the words “Smart Car” you may have once thought it meant a car with great mileage or affordable for all it offers. Nowadays, the term, Smart Car refers to an automobile with some form of cloud management device, such as a remote starter, Bluetooth compatibility or a car that is simply connected

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Art Theft, Cyber Security

Digital Art Theft Security And Recovery

The Growing Art Theft of digital art and new media When you hear the words “Art Theft” you immediately imagine a rare painting or sculpture being hoisted from it’s home, be it a museum or a mansion. However, there is a growing trend of digital art theft, taking place every day online. Whether you are

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Cyber Security

Protect Yourself from Malware Like Mirai

A cybercriminal released the source code to malware,  known as Mirai, or simply translated from Japanese as “Future”. Mirai powered one of the worst-ever zombie armies, or botnet, made of the Internet of Things. (*the Internet of Things is a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to

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Cyber Security

Vishing and Smishing: Social Engineering Fraud

The latest scams and fraud attacks have evolved far beyond the infamous email from a “Nigerian prince” who wants to leave you millions.The dangerous rise here in the US and around the world, in Social Engineering fraud, now preys on human nature.  These tactics are increasingly sophisticated and can dupe you into thinking you are

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Corporate Investigation, Cyber Security

Social Media and Corporate Security

From protecting C-level executives, to preventing losses and identifying workplace violence, social media provides corporate security groups the ability to pinpoint and understand problems, react quickly to minimize the effects. This can become a useful tool to ensure the safety and well-being of both the organization and the people who work there. The evolution of

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Cyber Security

Alpha Group President Featured at LIBN Cybersecurity Panel

Long Island Business News hosted a Cybersecurity Executive Panel Discussion, featuring a panel of experts, including Alpha Group President, Frank Shea. On Thursday, October 6th, leading experts in the field discussed the growing cyber vulnerabilities in all business industries. The distinguished panel educated a packed house on increasing awareness of and protection from security breaches

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Cyber Security

The Sony Cyber Attack – How to Protect Yourself

What was considered to be the crime of the year in 2014, the Sony Cyber assault resulted in a $35 million dollar bill in investigation and remediation costs, not to mention the multi-million-dollar settlement of the Sony employee class action suit. Federal experts believe North Korea was responsible given the striking resemblance to Dark Seoul,

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Cyber Security

Data Security Tips

We’ve all been guilty of allowing Television shows like Person of Interest make us a little paranoid when it comes to protecting our Data. Are we really being watched? And if so, how effective is freezing a drive or pouring fluid into a hard drive to protect our precious privacy? The computer forensic experts at

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