Cyber Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rest of the holiday shopping season upon us, the NJCCIC compiled the following tips and best practices to help all of our members stay safe in stores and online. The holiday shopping season is one of the most attractive times of the year for money-hungry criminals and fraudsters to take advantage of eager shoppers and unsuspecting victims.

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DEFCON 24 – Hacking’s Gone Mainstream

“I can’t believe this many people want to hack into computers,” the elderly woman said to her friend as they tried to navigate past the throng of DEFCON attendees at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, “there’s something wrong with that.” I heard this comment in passing and nodded slightly in subtle agreement.

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One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, Governor Christie signed Executive Order 178 establishing our State’s Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). Our goal has always been to elevate the barriers to entry for those seeking to nefariously exploit New Jersey’s cyberspace. We do this by promoting statewide awareness of cyber threats and the adoption of best practices.

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RSA 2016: Two Themes Take Center Stage

The 25th annual RSA Conference was held last week in San Francisco, California, and while many topics were carried over from last year’s conference, one topic seemed to be at the forefront – Apple v. FBI. Unsurprising, considering the event attracts mostly hackers and cybersecurity professionals, was the overall sentiment in support of Apple’s pro-encryption stance.

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