Political scammers excepted to increase as mid-term election nears (Trivalent on WWMT Newschannel 3)

Political scammers excepted to increase as mid-term election nears (Trivalent on WWMT Newschannel 3)

 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — It common, especially during an election year, for political pollsters, campaign volunteers and fundraisers to reach out, but the Better Business Bureau is warning of impostors who want much more than just your vote. The BBB said it anticipates scammers will call your phone, pretending to be a political candidate, fundraiser or […]

Trivalent on WLNS 6 News: Cyber security conference to focus on keeping you safe online

 LANSING, MIch (WLNS) – October is Cybersecurity Awareness month and this Thursday in Grand Rapids is the 2018 Michigan Cybersecurity Conference. That’s why John Hey with the Trivalent Group stopped into 6 News This Morning to talk with Jorma Duran about identity theft and how to protect yourself. He made it clear that most […]

Your Ultimate Guide to Password Security

In a recent survey on passwords, only 24 percent of respondents reported using a password manager. The rest of you have a serious problem. It’s almost certainly true that you are using passwords that are easy to remember, which makes them easy to crack. Furthermore, the plethora of sites you visit that require logins probably […]

Rehmann adds Trivalent Group, expanding technology services and launching managed IT solutions practice

TROY, Mich., March 19, 2018 – Rehmann, a top 40 accounting and advisory firm, and Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, will combine effective April 1. This unique combination brings together two established firms, launching a managed IT solutions practice that will broaden both firms’ service offerings. Backed by experienced engineers, technicians and […]

W-2 Phishing Scams Likely to Resurface After the New Year

W-2 phishing season is just a few weeks away.  For the past several tax seasons, cyber criminals have duped hundreds of payroll departments into providing W-2 information on their employees, which results in the filing of fraudulent tax returns and other identity theft issues.  These attacks are incredibly disruptive to employees, extremely expensive for employers […]

Which of Your Employees Are Most Likely to Expose Your Company to a Cyberattack?

When poet Alexander Pope first said “to err is human,” he probably didn’t realize how prescient those words were in capturing the world of cybersecurity. Yes, the root cause of most security breaches can be traced to human actions, or lack thereof. However, the bigger mistake is to believe that cybersecurity can be attained simply by correcting […]

There Are 1.9 Billion Stolen Passwords and Usernames Available on the Black Market, and Up to 25% of Them Will Still Work on a Google Account

There are hundreds of millions of usernames and passwords traded on black markets that can be used to access Google accounts, write Google and Berkeley researchers in a major new paper. The study, published over the weekend, uses Google’s own, carefully controlled internal “proprietary data” as a case-study to see whether the hacked passwords and other accounts traded on hacker […]

The Devious Netflix Phish that Just Won’t Die

The email hits your inbox with an urgent warning: Your Netflix account has been suspended, due to a problem with your billing information. It offers a link, which takes you to what looks very much like a Netflix landing page. It’s not. Instead, it’s a phishing scam that collects extensive personal data on victims. But as with all […]

How to Protect your Credit Rating in Light of the Equifax Data Breach

Follow these steps on a regular basis: Early detection and immediate action is the only way to limit the damage that’s done when your personal information is fraudulently accessed and used. Here are a few steps you can do to help detect and reduce the possibility that your personal account information is used fraudulently: NEVER […]

New Malwarebytes Report: Ransomware Attack Downtime, Not Ransom Demand, is the Business Killer

Malwarebytes has released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report,” which surveyed 1,054 companies with less than 1,000 employees across North America, France, U.K., Germany, Australia, and Singapore. The report, conducted by Osterman Research, explores ransomware attack frequency, impacts of attacks in SMB environments, costs of attacks, attitudes towards ransom payments, preparedness and more. 22% […]

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