Hacking the White House

According to cyber-security experts, if someone were ever going to try to hack the White House, now would be the time… Why is now the time? Well, the White House’s first line of defense against cyber-attacks, the metaphorical ‘nights watch’ of White House cyber-security, are slowly beginning to abandon their post due to current leadership. […]

Scammers Target Nicholls Employees at Home

Students and faculty at Nicholls State University are no stranger to receiving alerts about incidents of online scammers targeting the Nicholls community. It appears one of these alerts is sent out by the IT department every week. There always seems to be a new threat of social engineering facing Nicholls. Still, on October 3, 2019, […]

The Future of Ransomware

One thing is for sure, hackers like to get creative. The exploits that a hacker finds is their masterpiece. With more and more devices that were once ‘dumb,’ such as refrigerators, light switches, and ovens, being connected to the internet, there is no shortage of mediums for hackers to practice their art. This leads to […]

Iranian Hackers Attack Louisiana Sheriff’s Department

Louisiana natives are used to dealing with predators, such as alligators and the occasional water moccasin, but there is one threat lurking in the swamp that many residents are not aware of, hackers! Although Louisiana is not the most technologically advanced state, it still has to deal with cyber-security risks and the other pitfalls that […]

Your Best Friend -The VPN!

One of the best ways to stay safe online can be as easy as flipping a switch. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, can help protect your personal information by making sure that most of your online activity is invisible to all other users on a network. This added privacy makes a VPN crucial when […]