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Employee Departures – What Are They Really Taking With Them?

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | January 9, 2020 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. In a recent study by Biscom, 87% of employees who leave a job take data that they created in that job. Employee Data Theft is now an unfortunate part of running a business today. The top 5 most common types of malicious insiders include: The Careless Worker (misusing assets). Employees or partners who misappropriate resources, break acceptable use policies, mishandle data, install unauthorized applications and use unapproved workarounds. This behavior is often referred to as “Shadow IT” and the actions are deemed inappropriate as opposed to malicious. Inside agents (stealing information on behalf of outsiders). Insiders recruited, solicited or bribed by external parties to exfiltrate data. Disgruntled employees. Insiders who seek to harm their organization via destruction of data or disruption of business activity. Malicious insiders (stealing information for personal gain). Actors with… Read more »

Are your employees helping hackers and hurting your Cybersecurity efforts?

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | October 17, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. Most of your employees know better than to send a password via email or open a strange document from someone they don’t know. They are careful about what is posted, or at least they think so. In a recent review of Facebook posts of individuals posting photographs while they are at work, about 20% of the photographs show an ID Badge or include details about the software that they use, in their social media posting. Do you remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of a few years ago? In a significant number of those posts, you could see the layout of the office, programs running on the computers, emails on screens, confidential data in documents, login credentials, and more. Below are some helpful tips to help you and your employees improve your Data and… Read more »

Cybersecurity – NSA Advisory To All Windows Users

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | June 13, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. On June 4, 2019, the National Security Agency (NSA) sent out a Cybersecurity Advisory to urge Microsoft Windows users and administrators to ensure that they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing threats. There is a flaw in the Windows operating system that could cause widespread havoc without user intervention. The flaw is called “BlueKeep,” and is the type of vulnerability that malicious cyber attackers could exploit through the use of software code that specifically targets the vulnerability. This software could be in the form of a virus, malware, or ransomware – and it could happen by simply having the computer turned on. The NSA urges everyone to invest the time and resources to know your network and run supported operating systems with the latest patches. Updating systems… Read more »

Beware Of Vishing – A New Type Of Fraud

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | May 30, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. There’s a new scheme in town, and it is called “Vishing”. Vishing is a type of fraud that attempts to access private information via phone calls and voice messages. These have become more frequent as the quantity of robocalls continue to increase. “Vishers” – the bad guys doing the vishing – often claim to need financial data to clear up an IRS matter, or needing birthdates or social security numbers to unfreeze bank accounts, or your address to restart a utility service. Vishers are sometimes just looking to make a copy of your voice, saying the word “Yes” or “I agree”. Vishers often get information about you from social media, such as: Facebook, Linked-In, and/or Twitter to create a sense of trust or familiarity. Vishers also often use “neighborhood spoofing,” in which the… Read more »

Robocalls – Are they Legal?

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | April 18, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. A Robocall is an automated telephone call which delivers a recorded message (as if from a robot), typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company. In 2017, 5% of all cell phone calls were robocalls. In 2018 the number rose to 30%. In 2019, the number is expected to rise to 50% and have a major impact on data and cybersecurity. So, are these legal? The short answer is yes. The Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 allows for the non-commercial robocalls to most residential telephone lines. After receiving more than 215,000 consumer complaints in 2014 alone, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) strengthened and clarified its regulations protecting consumers from unwanted robocalls and spam emails and texts. The Commission issued a package of declaratory rulings in June 2015 that… Read more »

What Are The 3 Key Things You Should Be Doing For Your Company’s Cybersecurity?

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | April 04, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. From a one person business to a 10,000+ person business, Cybersecurity applies to companies of all sizes. Not only do all businesses need it, but most businesses need to improve it. Cyber criminals and hackers are getting more creative and aggressive every day, and the average cybersecurity team is struggling to keep ahead. So, what should you do today? Plan All businesses need to develop a plan for a potential cyber-attack. But what works for one business may not work for the next business. One size does not fit all. There are several guidelines that need to be considered before creating a plan. You also need to understand the business, how it works, and where your critical business operations fit into it. Do you need to protect customer data? Or your data? Do… Read more »

Elijah’s Own Jon Isenberg Recognized

Jon Isenberg, Elijah Information Technology’s President, was recently recognized and featured by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce as their Ambassador of the Week. Jon was honored with the recognition for the final week of March, 2019. You can read more on the LinkedIn page of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber at

Make Cybersecurity Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | January 24, 2019 With the arrival of 2019, comes new motivations and resolutions. For 2019, the one thing every computer user should focus on is Data and Cybersecurity. After a long, busy year full of hacks, breaches, and ransomware infections, 2018 ended with an avalanche of fresh cybersecurity news. Weather Channel, for instance, was accused of having its mobile app track user location information for illicit reasons. Also making headlines was Marriott International – having acknowledged that its monumental 2018 breach, which exposed the reservation records of nearly 400 million users, included the loss of 5 million unencrypted passport numbers. Other nefarious schemes continue to proliferate. Hackers have recently started targeting Microsoft Office users through a phishing scheme that pretends to be an Office 365 non-delivery message. A prompt appears asking users to click “Send Again” before leading to a website that appears… Read more »

ELIJAH Recognized As Leading Data Security Adviser

IN THE NEWS – Elijah Digest – May 2018 We are excited to announce that ELIJAH was recognized as “Leading Data Security Adviser of the Year” in both Florida and Illinois by the 2018 AI Leading Adviser Awards. In addition to traditional cybersecurity services such as penetration testing and incident response, ELIJAH has developed two specialized offerings specifically geared to the legal community: (1) law firm managed cybersecurity services, designed to help small to mid-sized law firms safeguard client confidences and firm data; and (2) M&A cybersecurity due diligence, to augment legal teams’ efforts to evaluate the cybersecurity and IT posture of a potential acquisition. With company leadership comprised of data security experts who are former law firm partners, and a team of cybersecurity experts with decades of experience assisting law firms with meeting cybersecurity and digital forensic challenges, ELIJAH is uniquely positioned to help law firms meet their data… Read more »