Cyber Attacks on the Rise, Increase Your Personal Cyber Security Before it’s too Late

Technology is becoming more advanced and complex by the day, but so are hackers. The number and degree of cyber security attacks are increasing significantly with the latest large scale ransomware attack affecting over 300,000 computers in over 150 countries. The damage that these attacks cause is estimated to be over 400 billion dollars worth. Whether it’s for your company, or for individual use, everyone needs to start thinking of their personal cyber security.


Cyber attacks include anything that was ever on your computer or is on your computer now that can be taken or tampered with. Some attacks could include identity theft, deletion or corruption of data, theft of intellectual property, or stolen money. Unless you look into your own personal cyber security you’re not safe, nobody is safe from it, not you, me, a big corporation, or potentially even politicians. In May 2017 the President of the United States signed an executive order to increase focus on the country’s cyber security needs.


With all these cyber attacks happening now is the best time to protect your own personal cyber security ( One of the most efficient companies out there right now protecting individuals from cyber attacks is Rubica. Although only founded in 2016, the company has over a decade of experience before splitting from a cyber consulting company to create Rubica. Not only do they have an algorithm that screens for security threats, but also have skilled experts, hired from the NSA, Navy, and Scottland Yard, who monitor and protect computers from cyber attacks.


Rubica is an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone, tablet, or computer and then their cyber ops team takes care of all your personal cyber security needs from there (YahooFinance). There’s no need for manuals or anything additional to worry about. Once you download the app Rubica’s cyber ops team works out every issue in the background, only alerting you if an action is needed.


As someone who’s computer was corrupted by cyber attacks, I suggest you look into cyber security right away. With technology increasing, we should all increase our protection as well.


Orange Coast College: Home to the Corpse Flower

Located in Costa Mesa, California, Orange Coast College is one of the nations largest community colleges. The school began holding classes in 1948 and currently offers two year associates degrees and certificates of achievement. They enroll more than 25,000 students every semester, and they lead other local community colleges in the number of students they send on to four year universities.

Located on a 164-acre campus, Orange Coast College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is part of the Coast Community College District, which is made up of three community colleges total. The school has a wide array of sporting activities available to its students, including baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, tennis, and women’s beach volleyball, to name a few. Orange Coast College also opened a new library in the past decade, built an on-campus Starbucks, and remodeled their student center.

In addition to their athletics and academics, Orange Coast College is gaining some notice around this time of year due to a rare flower located in their administration building that only blooms once every 3-5 years and is nicknamed the ‘corpse flower’ due to its smelly nature. The flower is over 5 feet tall and weighs almost 30 pounds- some of these plants can grow to weigh up to 200 pounds!

The ‘corpse flower‘ originates from the island of Sumatra and is an endangered plant. When it opens, it has bright magenta petals and typically happens in the evening. At Orange Coast College, once the plant blooms, it can be observed until 6 pm. Because of the smell, however, the horticulture department at Orange Coast College is offering views to the public via webcam on their website. This specific plant is being called “Little Dougie”, and its predecessor, “Little John”, was visited by over 1,000 people. The school is encouraging the visiting public to make a $3 donation to the horticulture department when visiting the plant.

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