Equifax was Careless With Your Data

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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The Cost of Carelessness Is it possible to quantify carelessness? Recent news about Equifax has shown the veracity of carelessness seen in the cybersecurity department of major corporations and countries. This year alone, we have seen many companies that we trust with our personal information fail us. Because of this, the catastrophic failures of cybersecurity … Read more

Password Safety: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Good Password

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Password guesses on a notepad. First two are bad passwords and the third one is a more complex password.

Password security is the most basic and ubiquitous form of cybersecurity. Every single account created online has a password attached to it. They predate the internet by hundreds of years and to this day, they remain the most reliable form of user authentication. So why does everybody choose such terrible passwords? What Makes a Password … Read more

Pretexting: The Art of Impersonation

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Patrick Putman, ,

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What is Pretexting Pretexting is a social engineering tactic that uses deception and false motives. Simply put, pretexting crafts fictional situations to obtain personal, sensitive, or privileged information. Pretexting often involves researching the target prior to the attack. The data collected is then used to manipulate and deceive the victim. The main goal of the … Read more

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Each October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month rolls around. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division, this month encourages us to approach our digital lives with awareness and caution. The NCSA takes time this month to reach out to Americans with tips for cyber hygiene. Additionally, the NCSA provides educational guides to online security. The … Read more

Child Internet Safety

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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As a 23 year old, I belong to the very last age group of people who remember a world before internet connection became ubiquitous. My internet connection was dial up. Once I was old enough to start browsing the web, my parents sprung into action. They installed intense internet safety child blocks all over the … Read more

Learning Cyber Hygiene through Esoteric Cosmology

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Sam Mercaldo, ,

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Learning Cyber Hygiene Through the Esoteric Cosmology of the Onmyōji The onmyōji of ancient Japan were practitioners of magic. The onmyōji were a part of the Imperial bureaucracy in Japan. According to records, they defended the empire against malicious spirits and unseen attacks. Modern cyber warriors who fight in cyber space bear much similarity with the … Read more