Stop Local Government Data Incompetence – A SCARS Commentary

Stop Local Government Data Incompetence A SCARS Commentary SCARS Commentary How Much Longer Are We Going To Tolerate Incompetence And Neglect? Local governments are allowed to get away with almost anything when it comes to our data! Some of their functions are covered under HIPAA and a few other regs, but most are as incompetently managed as the rest of local government functions. A recent post by a processional [...]

Thoughts from the War on Scams … Things Have to Change

Thoughts from the War on Scams ... July 17, 2021 Things Have to Change! A SCARS Commentary on Privacy A Commentary on The State of Scams & Privacy By Dr. Tim McGuinness, Member of the Board of Directors, Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. I recently heard from a friend who was applying for a new position and was declined because of #data that was discovered - [...]

SCARS™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update

SCARS™ Government Report: FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer, released its annual report highlighting its privacy and data security work for 2018. [See Below] The FTC’s privacy and security enforcement actions in 2018 included shutting down revenge porn website MyEx.com, approving a settlement with peer-to-peer payment service Venmo over deceptive privacy settings, approving an expanded settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. to resolve data security and privacy [...]

RSN™ Special Report: It’s Time To Leave Yahoo Mail

RSN™ Special Report: It's Time To Leave Yahoo Mail It's Been Two Years Since Yahoo's Data Breach - What Have You Done To Stay Safe? Far Too Often Victims Believe "THEM, NOT ME" Except, 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked The massive data breach can be an opportunity to do some cleanup and implement security recommendations. If you had a Yahoo account in 2013, your name and password were stolen. Not maybe, they were! Yahoo expanded the [...]

RSN™ Insights: Top 8 Events That Changed Cybersecurity [Infographic]

RSN™ Insights: Top 8 Events That Changed Cybersecurity [Infographic] While threats continue to develop, so does the defense against them. It’s important to remember these past events in order to combat impending attacks. Milestone incidents are what made cybersecurity what it is today – take a look at the top 8 events that changed cybersecurity, and why they (still) matter. Why does this matter to a romance scam victim? Because you are the victim of a [...]

Top USA Cybercrimes

The Top 30 Cybercrimes in the USA According to the U.S. Department of Justice, July 5, 2017 The top 30 Cyber Crimes in Reverse Order are: 30. Denial of Service Attacks - A cyber-attack that makes a computer or server unavailable by disrupting its connection to the internet. 29. Online Gambling - Online or internet gambling. 28. Malware Attacks - Malicious software intended to damage or disable computer systems, sometimes accompanied by demands to solicit [...]