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).
Mar 01, 2018

Phone Addiction and the National Day of Unplugging

By | March 1st, 2018|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Have you ever tracked the amount of time you spend in front of a screen on a given day? What about the number of times you check your phone or smartwatch? It’s a huge part of our daily routines that barely requires a second thought as if it’s completely natural [...]

Feb 15, 2018

Selling Your Stuff Online? Watch Out for These Scams

By | February 15th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

The downside of the internet is never more prevalent than when you attempt to sell a personal item online. Whether it’s via eBay or Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, scammers are on the constant hunt for fresh victims, especially first-timers who venture into the world of selling goods and services. For [...]

Feb 05, 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

By | February 5th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

February 6 marks the celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID), an awareness campaign that started in Europe in 2004 and is now a global event that joins over 100 countries. The goal, per http://saferinternetday.us, is to “not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is [...]

Jan 25, 2018

Understanding the Internet of Me

By | January 25th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

In celebration of Data Privacy Day 2018, our friends over at StaySafeOnline.org created an excellent infographic that neatly visualizes “Your Privacy in a Growing Internet of Me”. You can download it here or from the source below. The Internet of Me is your personally connected world of apps and devices [...]

Jan 18, 2018

5 Common Cybersecurity Mistakes to Avoid in 2018

By | January 18th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

2017 brought new challenges for personal security, and 2018 will likely do the same. While we have little control over major data breaches as individuals, we do have control over our own personal security processes. Here are five common cybersecurity mistakes to avoid in the coming year and beyond.   [...]

Jan 11, 2018

What’s the Difference Between Privacy and Security?

By | January 11th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Clearly, privacy and security work together and are often interchanged in casual conversation. But there is a difference and it’s important to understand that difference. Privacy refers to the appropriate use of data that is collected, stored, and transmitted.  “Appropriate” being the operative word. When a doctor or organization collects [...]

Dec 07, 2017

What is the GDPR?

By | December 7th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

We’re a few months away from the official implementation of a game-changing regulation. Once enforced, the GDPR will make sweeping changes for organizations worldwide, and will ultimately set the gold standard for data protection.   What is the GDPR? Back in 1995, Europe adopted a regulation called the Data [...]

Nov 30, 2017

Happy Computer Security Day!

By | November 30th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

On November 2, 1988, an unprecedented event occurred. A computer worm named Morris, one of the first of its kind, began making its way across the internet. Estimated to have infected 2,000 computers within 15 hours (which was fast for the ‘80s), Morris compromised 10 percent of the 60,000 systems [...]

Nov 16, 2017

Tis the Season…

By | November 16th, 2017|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, [...]

Sep 28, 2017

Security Awareness Program Planning Calendar

By | September 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Managing SA Programs|

From determining the needs of employees to delivering the proper content, while also dealing with budget constraints and deadlines, those put in charge of managing an organization’s security awareness program (SAP) have their hands full. Unfortunately, that’s how planning—the most important stage of any successful SAP—often gets overlooked. Setting goals [...]

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