Identity theft security expert Carrie Kerske explains that while fraudsters change their tactics to try and avoid being caught, there are some common characteristics of a scam call that remain true. As scam artists rev up to take advantage of people during the upcoming tax season, as well as exploit new anxieties of vaccination eligibility during the pandemic, Kerske helps you to protect yourself from being one of their victims.
An identity theft expert explains how scammers have changed their tactics to try and evade safeguards and exploit new anxieties of vaccination eligibility during the pandemic, all while gearing up for another profitable tax season.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to barrel on, some comfort has been offered by the two vaccinations showing astounding efficacy rates that were recently approved by the FDA, and have started to slowly find their way into the arms of more and more Americans. Unfortunately, that rollout could have scammers sharpening their claws to prey on the fears and anxieties plaguing many, and ultimately taking advantage of them.
As the world adjusts to the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber threats continue to grow in both impact and frequency. The increased adoption of digital technologies has expanded attack surfaces; simultaneously ransomware operators are refining their business models to generate maximum returns.
Mitigating the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 with MEP design
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our High Performance Buildings Group has conducted research into the role that mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design can play in mitigating the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 in the built environment.
In a typical, normal day, how many times a day do you think about touching your face? Or perhaps your phone? Most likely, very little if not at all; however, what we’ve witnessed during the global pandemic of COVID-19, is a heightened sense of touch awareness, or being cognizant of surfaces we touch. In this unprecedented season, people and society as a whole have become very aware and wary of touching objects within our surroundings.
The rapid advancement in technology pertaining to automation is revolutionary and it is a privilege to be witnessing this change during our lifetime. With all the discussions and debates around automation and the future of mobility, it is hard to ignore the role of self-driving cars. The wide-scale adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs) will be transformative, impacting almost every facet of our lives. AVs hold the potential to transform the way we live, travel, work, vacation and enjoy our leisure activities.
An application story by Hwee Yng Yeo, Keysight Technologies
The modern Connected Car runs on software from various sources. According to Code Complete (by Steve McConnell; Cob and Mills, 1990), even the best coding practices produce one coding error per 10,000 lines of code. With about 100,000,000 lines of code in a modern high-end car, this works out to about 10,000 software bugs onboard!
NortonLifeLock offers key tips to avoid an online giving scam
By Kevin Alejandro Roundy | Technical Director, NortonLifeLock Research Group
The holiday season is upon us again. For some of us that means cookies are baked, presents are bought, or we spend time reflecting on the past year. For many others, this time of the year is challenging, financially and emotionally. This year, as unemployment and poverty soar due to COVID-19, the need for help is greater than ever.
Developing smarter and more resilient infrastructure through cybersecurity
Matt House joined Tetra Tech in 2018 and is Vice President within Tetra Tech’s Federal Information Technology (IT) team. Matt oversees our technology solutions service offerings primarily out of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
Matt has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in IT. We talked with Matt as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.