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HB 1351 now law, requires all Indiana companies disclose data breaches in 45 days

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HB 1351 now law, requires all Indiana companies disclose data breaches in 45 days

House Bill 1351, an extension of new federal breach reporting requirements, is now law in Indiana, effective Jul 1, 2022. Governor Holcomb signed the relatively short bill that amends a section of existing Indiana law on computer data breaches to be disclosed to the public within 45 days. Continue Reading HB 1351 now law, requires all Indiana companies disclose data breaches in 45 days

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Larry Hamby joins VPC as senior HAZMAT training and exercise consultant

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Larry Hamby joins VPC as senior HAZMAT training and exercise consultant

Trainees in hazardous materials and other Vantage Point Consulting training exercises will now benefit from Larry Hamby’s extensive experience and expertise. He joins VPC as a Senior Consultant specializing in HAZMAT training and incident command exercises.  Continue Reading Larry Hamby joins VPC as senior HAZMAT training and exercise consultant

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New HSI CPR, AED, and First Aid course available to businesses and general industry

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New HSI CPR, AED, and First Aid course available to businesses and general industry

General industry and business operations have a new option to train staff and teams in first aid, CPR, and AED usage. Vantage Point Consulting is now a certified provider offering HSI’s program of high-quality training. Continue Reading New HSI CPR, AED, and First Aid course available to businesses and general industry

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Practical email security advice for small businesses, organizations, and everyday users

Email security guide

Practical email security advice for small businesses, organizations, and everyday users

For those who need a little email sanity and easy-to-understand email security advice Which of these sounds most like your email habits? I use one or two email addresses in a web browser (like Gmail) I use multiple email addresses in an email application (like Outlook) I use multiple email addresses in a never-ending dystopia… Continue Reading Practical email security advice for small businesses, organizations, and everyday users

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How to spot a suspicious email

Spot a suspicious email

How to spot a suspicious email

Which of these emails looks legitimate to you? The difference is small, but the one on the right is legitimate. It’s the “from” address that gives it away. The one on the left is from instantink.hpsmarrt.com with two “r” characters together in “smart”.  There are other ways to question this email: Is this from a… Continue Reading How to spot a suspicious email

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Like domestic and child abusers, the “hackers” are likely someone you know

Hackers you know

Like domestic and child abusers, the “hackers” are likely someone you know

Do you know what’s wrong with these? We’ve all seen these in our Facebook and social media feeds. They seem harmless and ask questions like: Where did you grow up? What’s your favorite color? First pet’s name? Street you grew up on? Favorite food? What’s your high school’s mascot? Favorite band? What elementary school did… Continue Reading Like domestic and child abusers, the “hackers” are likely someone you know

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The danger of phishing emails

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The danger of phishing emails

“Phishing” means any kind of email that’s sent from one person or bot to many people in hopes someone will click a link that leads to a malicious website or exploits some bug. Phishing emails are typically sent from bots or overseas actors who acquire email addresses from places that have been severely compromised, like… Continue Reading The danger of phishing emails

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