Mar 23, 2017

Five Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

By | March 23rd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Identity theft hit an all-time high last year. According to a report conducted by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 15 million people in the U.S. alone had their identities stolen, resulting in over $16 billion in losses. The specifics of how these thefts occurred isn’t clear. They [...]

Mar 16, 2017

Security Awareness at Home; Developing an Online Safety Policy for Your Family

By | March 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Launching SA Programs|

It’s easy to forget about data breaches and compliance regulations at home. At work, we have policies and procedures to follow, particularly when there is sensitive data involved like medical records or financial information. But none of that matters in our personal lives. Or does it? Our identities [...]

Mar 14, 2017

What Cyber Security Questions to Ask

By | March 14th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

You may not of heard, but it is National Ask a Question Day! This day is marked to encourage anyone who has a question to do so. If you’re curious, concerned, unclear or seeking more information, now’s the perfect time to speak up! (Quick fact: March 14th is [...]

Mar 10, 2017

Does Sexism Still Exist in the Tech World?

By | March 10th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture|

In 2017, is it really necessary to keep talking about sexism in the tech world? After all, Carnegie Mellon University recently boosted the percentage of women enrolled in their computer science program to 40%. The pay wage gap has narrowed. Organizations like Girls Who Code are creating bootcamps [...]

Mar 09, 2017

Are WiFi Enabled Devices Posing a Risk to Your Company’s Security?

By | March 9th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

There will always be a need to have physical security measures in place, no matter how many new technological advancements crop up over the years. However, over the past few years, security concerns have revolved more around cyber security, as compared to the physical. The simple reason behind this is [...]

Mar 02, 2017

What Is Digital Forensics?

By | March 2nd, 2017|Ask The Experts|

You might never guess that a 1.4-megabyte floppy disk could lead the arrest and conviction of a serial killer whose crimes spanned nearly 30 years. But that’s exactly what happened to Dennis Rader. Known as the BTK Killer, Rader was famous for sending detailed letters to police and local news. [...]

Feb 23, 2017

Five Reasons Human Firewalls Are The Best Defense Against Cyber-Attacks

By | February 23rd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

There is no such thing as perfect security. We know this to be painfully true as new data breaches make the news every other day. Maybe, in the future, technological advances will pave the way to penetration-proof firewalls that block every threat, but we seriously doubt that day will come [...]

Feb 16, 2017

The Benefits Of Microlearning In Security Awareness

By | February 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Formal learning has long been the bedrock of school systems worldwide. We go to class. A teacher presents the information. We are then tested on that information. It’s a scheduled, systematic way of educating. This is also the way most security awareness programs are designed. Users take a course or [...]

Feb 09, 2017

Parenting A Geek Part 2: Changing Behavior

By | February 9th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Kids and Security|

In Part 1 of Parenting a Geek, we discussed the threats kids face online, how to identify those threats, and recommended a few technical solutions to keep kids safe. And while we're all about utilizing the tools we have at our disposal, the biggest challenge is raising awareness and ultimately [...]

Feb 02, 2017

Parenting a Geek Part 1: Identifying Online Threats

By | February 2nd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Kids and Security|

I’m a technologist. I love technology. Whether it’s automating my ceiling fans or tinkering with my router, I’m into it. Not only have I been to a Star Trek convention, I dressed up as a member of the crew. And so did the family, including my ten-year-old daughter. Yeah, that’s [...]

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