Cybersecurity

Webinar: Gone Phishing? Cybersecurity Essentials for Language Professionals – Recording Available

The recording for my webinar on cybersecurity essentials for language pros is now available on demand. To view the webinar and receive the handouts, visit the NCTA page here. Specific topics covered include: Passwords, passphrases, and hacking Internet security: routers, Wifi, and VPNs Securing other (mobile) devices HIPAA, remote interpreting etc. Phishing, smishing, spoofing and…

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AB5: Do you know your ABCs?

At February’s NCTA General Meeting, two representatives of the language industry discussed the ramifications of AB5 for the industry and suggested what independent language professionals can do to help. On January 1 of this year, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) went into effect and brought sweeping changes to California’s labor laws. The intention of AB5 was…

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A not so new kind of scam – email spoof

So, the following arrived in my inbox today, allegedly sent from me, to me. Further down in that longwinded text, they demand a payment in Bitcoin to release my email domain from the hack. I immediately checked the header to see whether my account has indeed been hacked. Of course it hasn’t, they just spoofed…

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