CYBERSECURITY STORIES

Meet Detective Cy, our cyber sleuth. These are the chronicles of her cyber investigations.

Let Detective Cy's cases help you recognize cyber threats and keep you safe from the cyber underworld!

Credential Copy Crisis
Municipality
Detective Cy

The Credential Copy Crisis

Hello readers, Detective Cy here! Did you know that using the same password for all of your accounts drastically increases your risk of being hacked? By using only one password, a hacker

The Vexatious Vendor
Education
Detective Cy

The Vexatious Vendor

Greetings everyone, Detective Cy’s back again! Did you know that many attempts to steal your private information are hiding in plain sight? In fact, one administrative assistant working at a local school

email impersonator
Municipality
Detective Cy

The Email Impersonator

Hello all, Detective Cy here with a story about phishing! Is it possible that an email from your employee could be a scam? In one district, an “employee” sent an email to

public wifi
Education
Detective Cy

The Coffee Shop Caper

Hello everyone, Detective Cy here with a lesson on using Public WiFi hotspots safely! While most teachers wouldn’t think much of submitting grades while at a local coffee shop, one such educator

blog image
Municipality
Detective Cy

The Overdue Deception

Hello all, Detective Cy here! Did you know that cybercrimes that target municipalities come in a variety of deceptive forms? For example, ransomware emails disguised as payment requests from a “trusted vendor”

Municipality
Detective Cy

The Gift Card Grift

Hello all, Detective Cy here! Did you know that there has been a significant increase in cyber-attacks since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic? In fact, there have been so many attacks