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Online Banking Security Deserves More Attention

As more Americans are turning to online banking to handle their financial transactions and interact with the economy, we must look for better ways to improve our digital security and protect our important monetary activities.
Why do we use online banking?
Global banking consumers are turning towards digital banking solutions and financial technology “fintech” to manage their financial information and interact with businesses. A survey conducted in late 2017 [1] by the American Bankers Association shows a growth in the […]

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National Cyber Security Awareness Doesn’t End in October

National Cyber Security Awareness Doesn’t End in October
Each year as the Fall season approaches, technology firms, universities and government agencies come together and prepare for the annual October celebration known as the National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Created by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2004, the program has a goal to create awareness and share resources for people and businesses across the globe to be familiarized with cybersecurity and data protection [1]. […]

Every Business Needs Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
Passwords have been forever considered the modern key to our digital world. However, we are beginning to see these keys rust as the Internet of Things generates a storm of security issues for companies of all industries. Although the classic password has allowed users to access their data easily and readily, they are often time not enough of a deterrent. The use of password-only authentication can make your data more prone to a cyber threat incident, as […]

phishing emails

Phishing Emails: Origins, Damage, and Protection

In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in cyber attacks originating from phishing emails. Attackers are becoming more sophisticated in the crafting mechanisms to deploy malware on systems. This article will analyze the different ways that we have seen malware attack a system as well as it’s origins and how we can stay protected.
Based on our research, most of the IP addresses that we are seeing originate from Eastern Europe. Cybercriminals utilize various methods of malicious code […]

The Future of Cybersecurity Careers and Education

Proven Data is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month during October! As a 2018 NCSAM Champion, we are dedicated to promoting and pursuing the next generation of education in Cybersecurity, encouraging our nation’s youth to explore careers and paths to success! The Cybersecurity Jobs Report 2018-2021 predicts that there will be an estimated 3.5 million unfilled positions by 2021. As more businesses move into the digital economy with their operations, the needs of organizations will continue to grow.
Cybersecurity and […]

Small Business and Cybersecurity

What can small businesses do to improve their Cybersecurity strategy? As a small business owner, you may be asking yourself: How can I prevent cyber threats from attacking my business, and where do I get started?
Cybersecurity has been such a hot topic for businesses of all shapes and sizes during 2018. Cyber threats are continuing to grow and create more complex and frustrating issues across the intersections of business and technology. As a small business owner, you must determine: […]

Securing Your Home or Business Router

During the month of October, Proven Data will be celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month alongside StaySafeOnline.org and the 2018 NCSAM Official Champions! Our goal is to provide the community with more resources and information regarding some basic topics on how to stay safe and protect your data.
What is a router?
A router is a network hardware communication tool that connects all of the devices in a digital setting and connects them to the Internet. It serves as the […]

2018 National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Proven Data Supports National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018 as a Champion
(This press release was drafted by the National Cyber Alliance for the NCSAM 2018 campaign Champions) [1]
Proven Data today announced that it has become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018. It will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.   
A multi-layered and far-reaching campaign held annually […]

The Next Big Digital Threat: Business Email Compromise

What is BEC? (Business Email Compromise)
Email is considered one of the largest and accessible mediums of communication technology that connects people from every corner of the globe. With the rise in email-communication develops the rise of cybercrime and other malicious activity. Business Email Compromise, better known as BEC, is a security breach that is executed through deceitful email targeting. Every business of all shapes and sizes have been targets of BEC, and the results can be disastrous.
According to the […]

Protecting Your Data During A Hurricane

It’s probably the last thing you’re thinking of as you prepare for the worst during a Hurricane: protecting your data! With Hurricane season upon us, and Hurricane Florence heading towards the East Coast, think to yourself: when is the last time I backed-up my files on my computer to make sure they are safe? In a survey conducted by BackBlaze [1] it was concluded that 24% of computer owners have never backed-up their files and data! This is discerning because […]