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What Sensitive Information is On Your Computer?

I have been working in the field of cybersecurity for close to a decade now. I love my job. I help protect organizations from a variety of threats. I work with large corporations, small business and even non-profits. Over the course of my time in the field I have seen cyber attacks become more and more prevalent. That is why it is so important for the people in charge of their organization to understand exactly what it is they store within their computers. As a cybersecurity consultant it is my job to perform risk assessments. This is a tedious but necessary task. The first thing I do when I walk into an organization is interview the individuals that are in charge. This is a great first step to understand what the organization does but it does...

Stop Saving Passwords in your Internet Browser

For anyone that browses the internet it is not uncommon to log into secure accounts to access sensitive data. I am sure that you more than likely do this yourself. I am also rather sure that when you go to log into these accounts you have been prompted to allow your browser to save your username and password. While this may seem convenient it is actually a security risk. There are a variety of internet browsers out there. Some of the more popular are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox and Safari. Depending on which browser you choose, they are often linked up to a user account that allows you to sync various settings across devices. These settings may include bookmarks, browsing history and even your login information. This can be convenient but it can also be...