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).
Jul 12, 2018

Pretexting and the Psychology of a Scam

By | July 12th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness 101|

Social engineering–the use of psychological manipulation to gain and abuse the trust of humans. Social engineers have long taken advantage of human emotions. It’s how they’re able to convince people to divulge sensitive information or provide access to controlled areas of buildings and offices. The tactics that scammers use have been [...]

Jun 28, 2018

Festival Security Infographic

By | June 28th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Summer ushers in a variety of wonderful festivals, outdoor events, and celebrations. From beer, food, and wine, to music, arts, and crafts, the warm months offer something for everyone. But public gatherings also come with safety hazards, especially if the event takes place outside in the peak of summer heat. [...]

Jun 14, 2018

How to Prevent Cyberbullying

By | June 14th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Tips and Tricks|

Cyberbullying presents a tough challenge for parents and kids alike. Young people spend a lot of time on social media sites and various chat apps, both of which offer common ground for cyberbullies. Unlike physical bullying, it’s difficult for parents to identify when their child might be a victim, especially [...]

Jun 11, 2018

Internet Safety Month 2018

By | June 11th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Security Awareness 101|

The celebration of Internet Safety Month happens every June and focuses on the security of families and kids. Internet safety requires daily attention all year long, but as summer heats up and kids are blessed with ample amounts of free time, security awareness becomes just as important as sunblock. Here [...]

Jun 01, 2018

A Word About Passwords

By | June 1st, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

For years, security experts have recommended complexity as a measure of strength. Your password should contain double-digit characters. Your password should contain symbols, numbers, and letters. Your password should utilize upper and lowercase letters. Shuffle in some randomness, change them periodically and finally, your password passes the minimal requirements of [...]

May 25, 2018

Understanding the Ransomware Business Model

By | May 25th, 2018|Ask The Experts|

In May of 2017, a ransomware cryptoworm called WannaCry claimed thousands of victims in a span of just a few days. Experts estimate that in total, the malware infected over 200,000 computers across 150 countries, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. WannaCry was, by far, the largest [...]

May 17, 2018

The Rule of 3: Applying Triads for Effective Security Awareness

By | May 17th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

A priest, a rabbi, and an atheist walk into a bar. Location, location, location. Reading, writing, and arithmetic. The number three surrounds us. We find it in mathematics and science. Only three primary colors are needed to mix most other colors (red, yellow, blue). The three-act structure is the predominant [...]

May 10, 2018

3 Steps to Living a Healthy Cyber Life

By | May 10th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Most doctors agree that the key to living not just a healthy life, but a better life, begins and ends with developing healthy habits. Eating right, exercising, sleeping more, and drinking lots of water all contribute to health and happiness. Similarly, living a healthy cyber life requires healthy practices. If [...]

Apr 26, 2018

Verizon Data Breach Report 2018: 5 Things We Learned

By | April 26th, 2018|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report returns for an 11th straight year. In this edition, the study includes over 53,000 incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches sourced from multiple data contributors. We encourage you to download it for yourself and read it cover to cover. Please note that all statistics [...]

Apr 19, 2018

BEC Attacks: How They Work and How to Survive Them

By | April 19th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The FBI defines business email compromise (BEC, and sometimes called CEO fraud) as a “sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) component of BEC targets individuals that perform wire transfer payments.” From October 2013 to December [...]

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