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So far Rex Wilson has created 28 blog entries.

Episode 24: Dr. Melissa Dark – a cybersecurity education specialist, whose passions include the forest, DIY, and deviled eggs

2022-05-10T15:02:05-04:00May 11, 2022|

Episode 23: Larry Whiteside Jr. – the motorcycle-riding founder of Cyversity who values mentorship and inclusivity above all else

2022-04-04T09:00:51-04:00April 6, 2022|

Episode 22: Thomas Vaughn – the philosopher CISO of Tallahassee who lives to help other people

2022-03-01T12:08:56-05:00March 1, 2022|

Episode 21: Chase Fopiano – a kindhearted former police officer who embodies all the qualities of a great leader

2022-01-28T13:42:52-05:00January 28, 2022|

Episode 20: Debbie Janeczek — Cyber Threat Management Leader at Wells Fargo who has a passion for the Goonies, adventure, and the shores of Lake Superior

2021-12-09T14:08:07-05:00December 9, 2021|

Shop safe this holiday season!

Each year, cybercriminals try to take advantage of online holiday shoppers through a variety of scams. Keep your holiday season merry and bright by keeping an eye out for these common online shopping scams. This year our mascot, Pixel, gets some great ideas on how to shop safer online.

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2021-11-30T16:24:16-05:00November 30, 2021|

Episode 19: Asim Fareeduddin — a child of the 1980s with a knack for storytelling, comedic timing, and building an elite cybersecurity team

2021-11-16T19:03:38-05:00November 16, 2021|

Complaints about spam texts were up 146% last year. Now, the FCC wants to take action

Even as the federal government has worked to crack down on robocalls, scam texts have boomed in recent years, and that has captured growing attention inside the Federal Communications Commission. More than 47 billion spam texts have been sent so far in 2021, up 55% from the year before, according to an August report from RoboKiller, a spam-blocking company. In 2020, the report estimates, scam texts cost Americans $86 million. The FCC received roughly 14,000 complaints about unwanted text messages in 2020, up 146% from the year before. Already in 2021, the commission has received nearly 10,000 complaints about scam texts.

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2021-10-20T16:42:04-04:00October 20, 2021|

NSA to Pentagon: Lock Down Your Weapons Before Hackers Get to Them

The NSA wants the military to take cyber vulnerabilities seriously. Almost all American weapons, with the exception of small arms and crew-served weapons (like machine guns), include built-in computer systems. The computers add functionality, including fire control (correcting and adjusting aim against distant or fast-moving targets), navigation (receiving GPS signals), and communications (voice and data transmission). These computers often tie into large, sometimes globe-spanning networks to issue orders, collect data, report enemy sightings, and even coordinate attack or defense among geographically disparate forces. In a world where the Pentagon wants advanced weapons that can wirelessly transfer data to one another, nearly all of them rely on computers, networks, and data links that hackers could exploit.

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2021-10-14T14:28:48-04:00October 14, 2021|

Episode 18: Winn Schwartau – an infowar expert who was almost certainly the first to pave the path from rock-and-roll to cybersecurity

2021-11-16T19:02:45-05:00October 8, 2021|
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