Category Archives: Security – News and General

What is The Dark Web? Shedding Light on This Mysterious Corner of The Internet

What is The Dark Web? Enstep, Houston TX

What comes to mind when you imagine the dark web? Perhaps a furtive young cybercriminal wearing a hoodie, crouched behind a keyboard in a darkened room? This perception isn’t that far off in many cases, but there’s still a good amount of misinformation where the dark web is concerned. What is The Dark Web? The […]

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Undetectable Phishing Attack Serious Risk for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera!

Phishing Attack, Enstep, Houston IT Services, TX

Chances are you and your employees use one or more of these very popular web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. If so, you need to know about a very dangerous phishing attack that’s currently making its rounds. It’s dangerous because it’s nearly impossible to detect by even the savviest Internet users. Hackers are using it to […]

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Drones and Big Data Security Issues

Drones and Big Data Security Issues, Enstep, Houston IT Solutions

Drones have altered the world in significant ways over the last several years. They have made so many things much, much easier- from national security issues to getting the perfect commercial video footage to photography and personal uses. One area they are revolutionizing is the collection of Big Data, but not without ramifications for security. […]

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Gmail Hack: Don’t Fall Prey to This Smooth Phishing Attempt

Gmail Hack: Email Phishing, Houston IT Solutions, Enstep

Hackers routinely use phishing as a method of acquiring sensitive information from unsuspecting victims. This information is then either sold or used to commit identity theft. There is a particularly dangerous phishing attempt currently targeting Gmail accounts. More and more businesses are using Gmail accounts for their professional email, making it extremely important to be […]

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Intro to Adaptive Security Architecture

Intro to Adaptive Security Architecture

There is a disconnect inherent between business and security objectives for today’s businesses. While business is postured to grow, improve, take risks, and always move forward, security seeks to protect, control, ensure compliance, and mitigate risk. With the widening of this gap and the ever smarter, stronger, and more sophisticated pool of cyber criminals, it is […]

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Your 2016 Complete Guide to Password Security

Password Security

Password Security is More Important than Ever Hacking is not an exaggeration. It’s become a major enterprise with billions of dollars stolen from financial institutions. Also, companies are hacked for proprietary information which thieves will sell to competitors. The media mentions all of the major hacking instances but many small and medium-sized businesses are at […]

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Top Tips For Staying Safe Online

Staying safe online has become one of the biggest problems in our time and age given the amount of phishing scams and viruses there are. The internet is full of dangers that lurk around all the time. A person who has experience in searching knows how to protect themselves from the danger but someone who […]

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How to Keep Your Data and Computer Safe While Traveling

Many senior business leaders travel regularly as part of their work. This means that they are often conducting business from connections that are less protected than what would be desired. A while back, the risk while traveling was limited to what documents could be stolen from a hotel or brief case, but now the risk extends to online […]

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Security Warning: Adobe Flash Contains Major Security Defect

  Adobe Released last week that Adobe Flash contains a security vulnerability. This effects Flash on all versions of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. If the vulnerability is exploited, it can cause the system to crash leaving it susceptible to targeted attacks. dobe has categorized this vulnerability as critical.   The Affected Software Versions […]

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T-Mobile Database Hacked

Database of 15 Million Consumers Hacked at Experian Did you apply for a new post paid connection from T-Mobile last month? If yes, then you have cause for worry as hackers have accessed data of nearly 15 million consumers who had applied for a phone connection with T-mobile. Experian happens to be the vendor appointed […]

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