About Justin Bonnema

Justin left the music business to focus on his true passion: writing. A talented writer and detailed researcher, he’s involved in every department here at SAC to make sure all content is fresh and up-to-date. In his spare time, Justin writes about fantasy football for FootballGuys.com and practices mixology (he makes a mean margarita).
Dec 11, 2019

Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping Scams

By | December 11th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Most of us associate the end of the year as a time of thanks and giving. But it’s also a time of taking! Scammers and fraudsters love getting into the holiday spirit. The biggest difference for them, of course, is they don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice. So, [...]

Nov 07, 2019

iPhone Privacy: It’s Not That Simple

By | November 7th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

With consumer privacy as the backdrop, Apple's recent iPhone advertisement promotes their commitment to protecting sensitive data with a "what happens on our devices, stays on our devices" promise. "It's as simple as that” the ad claims as it cautiously highlights the amount of data stored on smartphones. You can [...]

Oct 25, 2019

California Consumer Privacy Act: What it is and Why it Matters

By | October 25th, 2019|Ask The Experts|

“If people just understood how much we knew about them, they’d be really worried.” The above quote, pulled from the Californians for Consumer Privacy website, served as the catalyst for the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA. Effective January 1, 2020, the CCPA gives consumers in California control of their [...]

Jun 27, 2019

Multi-factor Authentication: What it is and Why You Need It

By | June 27th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Utilizing strong, unique passwords across all accounts qualifies as a fundamental part of security. But it’s also “security at a minimum.” Meaning, it’s the least you can do. Multi-factor authentication, or MFA (sometimes called two-factor authentication or 2FA), enhances security by alerting you when an account is being accessed, and [...]

Jun 20, 2019

Summer of Security 2019

By | June 20th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Kids and Security|

Ask anyone that has ever participated in community camping trips and other excursions, they’ll happily explain the fundamental value those experiences provide to adults and kids alike. That’s why our third installment of the Summer of Security takes on a camping and scouting theme. We don’t need to worry about [...]

May 28, 2019

How Much for That Data in the Window?

By | May 28th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

What follows is an edited excerpt from Winn Schwartau’s latest book “Analogue Network Security”, available here.  Question: How much is an autographed picture of Chuck Norris worth? Answer: Whatever someone is willing to pay for it. In the real, physical world of commerce, the free market economy does a good [...]

Apr 01, 2019

Incident Response: Time Is Not On Your Side

By | April 1st, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

For almost three decades, the security industry has harped on incident response as the single most important security process for every organization: “See something? Hear something? Say something!” Or, “Report all potential security incidents immediately,” experts warn. But why the urgency? Why is "immediately" so necessary? Why can’t you wait [...]

Mar 14, 2019

5 Traits of Security Aware Parents

By | March 14th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

There are many traits parents wish to pass along to their kids, such as honesty and kindness. But what about security awareness? Our young, digital citizens live in a connected world that hosts everything from gaming to school work. More than ever, they need guidance to help them avoid the [...]

Mar 01, 2019

Bad Habits of Senior Managers That Put Security of Organizations at Risk

By | March 1st, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

With great job titles come great responsibilities. C-level employees, senior management, and upper-level members of all organizations work challenging shifts. Sometimes, those challenges lead to habits that could undermine the security of an organization. If you’re in a position of power, it’s your job to reduce risky behavior, such as [...]

Feb 11, 2019

Why Personal Security Is Important to Awareness Programs

By | February 11th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

No organization wants to end up in the headlines as the next corporate victim of a major data breach. For that reason, security awareness programs have become a staple component of every business, in nearly every industry, regardless of size or global reach. But there’s a huge difference between programs [...]

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