GPDR – The Mother of All Data Privacy or Not

Depending on who you ask, General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) is here to stay, and possibly at a very high cost. Sometime between May 20, 2013 and June 5, 2013 Edward Snowden, a former CIA (not the CIA triad) employee leaked thousands of classified documents detailing how the United States collected and used individuals’ private […]

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Financial Crimes – A growing Epidemic

Some of you may have heard that there was  a breach at the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) back in 2016. However, the impact of the breach is only recently being detailed.  The hackers were able to breach the Edgar System, which is used to transmit data related to company filings.  Usually, the company would send […]

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KRACK Vulnerability

In case you missed it, recently researchers have found a new vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless encryption process.  This affects most home and small business networks as for years WPA2 has been the recommended wireless security protocol.   According to an article from, these new vulnerabilities are collectively referred to as “KRACK Attacks,” and were publicly […]

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Who is Safe? – Whole Foods Breach

In a June 2017 cost of security data breach study by IBM and Ponemon Institute, the cost of data breaches is going down, however, breaches are becoming more frequent.   Just as you were figuring out the news about the Equifax hack, Wholefoods grocery Stores announces that it is the latest victim of credit card […]

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Internet of Things

Tips for protecting IoT Devices

The internet of things (IoT) has become a point of focus for me lately.  Not too long ago I posted a YouTube video and wrote a blog about IoT and its relationship to data privacy.  In both the video and the blog my conclusion was very simple – there is an inverse relationship between more […]

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Cybersecurity Insurance

Cybersecurity Insurance – What you should know

As a small business owner, CarTek understands the importance of protecting your business.  Typically, we focus on helping companies to lower their risk by conducting assessments and providing cyber security solution recommendations.  However, there is another piece to the puzzle that is extraordinarily important in lowering risk.  That is the act of transferring risk with […]

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