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Help! I Can't Remember All My %&*!# Passwords

Posted by Mike Jaworske on Jun 2, 2017 10:45:53 AM

Q: I am fed up and frustrated trying to keep—and remember passwords that are both complex and creative. This is frustrating and I am at my wit's end. What can I do to make it easier for me to remember but more secure against attacks? -Mary Kay C, Business Executive, Brookpark, Ohio


A: Thanks for your question, Mary Kay. Yours is one that almost everyone can relate and you are not alone in your frustration. Fortunately, I may be able to provide some insight and an alternative for you. 
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Topics: fraud, cybersecurity, Mike Jaworske

Bad Phish: Don’t Get Caught in the Net of the Latest Scam

Posted by Mike Jaworske on Jan 29, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Do you remember when you were in school and the teacher would give each student a worksheet to “spot the difference” between two side-by-side detailed scenes?  You would look carefully at each of the two images, trying to spot subtle details, such as an extra button on a shirt or a missing shoe on a person. Maybe it was the number of petals on a daisy or a cone of ice cream missing the cherry on top. The directions would indicate there would be six differences, but try as hard as you did, (and even when you asked a classmate for help) you could still only find four or five differences, and were convinced there was never a sixth.

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Topics: identity theft, fraud, Mike Jaworske

Cybersecurity: 5 tips in 5 minutes

Posted by Mike Jaworske on Sep 9, 2016 4:40:39 PM

 Cybersecurity. What if I said I can give you five security tips you can implement in five minutes that will help greatly mitigate the risk of your home or business computer system from becoming a target for cybercriminals?  Yes, it can be that easy! 


While there are certainly savvy hackers out there, the reality is many breaches of security stem from common, no-cost proactive measures that most overlook.

Here are our top five:

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Topics: cybersecurity, Mike Jaworske

Philanthropic Vision: Seeing beyond the "Z"

Posted by Zinner & Co. on May 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Zinner & Co. has held steady to many founding principles. The integrity of the firm is supported by a long-held belief to not only to show community support through fundraising events and company sponsorships, but also from a boots-on-the-ground approach. 

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Topics: Firm news, Barbara Theofilos, Mike Jaworske

Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches: Protecting your email accounts

Posted by Mike Jaworske on May 12, 2016 1:32:47 PM

You have read security warnings advising you to stay away from particular websites and of course, not to click on the link to become the beneficiary of a far-away royal.

You know not to download free apps, to stay clear of file sharing, and are current with anti-virus and firewall protection. Rightfully and confidently, you feel good about the protective steps you have taken to reduce your risk of identity theft. Then -  WHAM! Along comes a hacker who successfully infiltrates some of the largest technology companies in the world and as a result, steals your email password.

Related read: Classic Hackers: What War Games taught us about technology in the workplace

I recently read  the following news on Forbes.com: 

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Topics: fraud, Mike Jaworske

Classic Hackers: What War Games Taught us About Technology in the Workplace

Posted by Mike Jaworske on Apr 26, 2016 8:53:36 AM

Classic Hackers: What War Games Taught us About Technology in the Workplace

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Topics: fraud, security, technology, cybersecurity, Mike Jaworske

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