What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

Let’s level for a moment, shall we? Sure, we love the holidays (whatever holiday it is that you may be celebrating at this time of year). We savor cozy memories of cocoa and fireplaces, we revel in the warm and fuzzy emotions that come with spending time with friends, and we almost enjoy the biting cold nipping at our noses. But what we really like the … Continue reading What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

The Gooligan Android Breach – What you Need to Know

As if worrying that your Android might suddenly explode wasn’t enough to worry about. Researchers at Security fIrm Check Point have just announced the emergence of a new strain of Android-attacking malware, which they’re calling Gooligan, a particularly powerful variant of an older Android malware called Ghost Push. Spreading through apps in third party app stores, Gooligan is affecting 13,000 devices a day and targets … Continue reading The Gooligan Android Breach – What you Need to Know

25 Tips for a Safe Computer Security Day (and every other day, too!)

There sure are a lot of reasons to celebrate this time of year. Between all the great food, good cheer and amazing deals, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities. Perhaps that’s why November 30th was designated as Computer Security Day back in 1998 and we still “observe” it today — to remind us that no matter how much fun we’re having, posting … Continue reading 25 Tips for a Safe Computer Security Day (and every other day, too!)

Lessons Learned From the Election Shocker – Don’t Let Hacks Take You by Surprise

As morning hits around the globe, the world is waking up to find out that Donald Trump has been elected the 45 president of the United States of America. It’s a shocker to say the least. The proverbial dark horse, coming in from behind, beset with scandals, a less-than-stellar reputation and no political background — who would have ever seen this coming?! All the polls … Continue reading Lessons Learned From the Election Shocker – Don’t Let Hacks Take You by Surprise

Creepy Tales from the Internet of Things Crypt

Gather ‘round and we’ll tell you a tale (okay, a few tales) of mystery, murder, intrigue, and…. computers. Big computers, small computers, and most of all computers that aren’t really computers at all – they are coffee machines, or insulin pumps, or traffic lights, or baby monitors, or those frying pans that alert your phone so you can know when you are about to burn … Continue reading Creepy Tales from the Internet of Things Crypt

NCSAM and the Evolution of Cyber Crime

Even though here at RCS every month (and every week and every day too) is cyber security awareness month, October has been granted the distinction as the official National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NCSAM, as it’s called for short has been observed for thirteen years and over those years, the need for a national effort to strengthen cyber security habits has only grown in importance. … Continue reading NCSAM and the Evolution of Cyber Crime