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Oct03, 2016

Giveaways for #CyberAware Month 2016 – Enter to Win! [RAFFLE]

By |Free Stuff, Miscellaneous|

Several months ago we made a promise to ourselves to make this year's #CyberAware Month our biggest yet; help us make good on that promise! Each day of the (business) week throughout October, we'll be rolling out something new for you: blog articles, #ChatSTC weekly Twitter chats, new videos, and LOTS of free stuff for you to download and use! But this isn't enough for us... We also want to give you the opportunity to [...]

Oct20, 2016

Love At First Site: 10 Tips For Secure Online Dating

By |Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101|

If we were to rewrite a famous rom-com with a 21st century twist, it might go something like this: Harry swipes right on Sally. Sally swipes right on Harry. After exchanging several cutesy, flirty, funny messages that would make Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan jealous, Harry invites Sally to catch them all with him at a well-known PokeStop. After the two catch many PokeMon, they finally exchange phone numbers and take a selfie together before [...]

Oct19, 2016

Common Sense Isn’t Enough: Behavior Change Is The Key To Cybersecurity

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Common sense – noun: sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence. There’s a reason why we often use the line “common sense is your best defense” regarding information security. As the definition suggests, general matters of cyber awareness are founded on using “practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge”. In other words, you don’t need to be an IT guru to know that a random [...]

Oct13, 2016

Security On A Budget

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Earlier this year, President Obama launched a $19 billion proposal to beef up the United States’ cybersecurity infrastructure. Thanks Obama. If you want to read about what’s included in his plan, this article does a nice job of summing it up. Following in his footsteps, it’s time we review our own cybersecurity policies, and make upgrades wherever possible. Of course, none of us have $19 billion dollars to spend. Or even $10 billion. Or even [...]

Oct12, 2016

Security Awareness For Educators

By |Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Educators have lots of free time, right? Let’s go over a few of their responsibilities: Prepare lesson plans. Organize classrooms. Wrangle students. Interface with parents. Grade homework. Participate in cafeteria and car duty. Be a disciplinarian. Maintain office hours. Go to conferences. Grade more homework... Basically, squeeze a 60-hour workweek into five days and use the weekend to prepare for the next one. Underpaid and overworked, the people in charge of cultivating our youth rarely [...]

Oct10, 2016

5 Tips for Homeschooling Securely in a Connected World

By |Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Much of the day-to-day toolbox for homeschoolers has moved online just as it has for the rest of us. The majority of of home-based curriculum structures, schoolwork, planning portfolios, testing, and other interactions can now occur over the internet. It only makes sense that we recommend those who are in charge of homeschooling should do so with cybersecurity at the forefront of their mind. Currently, there are 2.3 million children being homeschooled in the United [...]

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