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).
Oct 11, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

By | October 11th, 2018|Ask The Experts|

The second week of NCSAM is themed around promoting careers in the cybersecurity industry and spreading awareness that, year after year, thousands of positions remain vacant. From CISOs to IT professionals, the world needs motivated individuals capable of leading the charge in the battle against cybercrime. Whether you’re a student [...]

Sep 27, 2018

How to Protect Your Family from Mail Fraud

By | September 27th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Most of us know to ignore those email scams that offer life-changing sums of money for a little investment up front. But what about the scams that get delivered right to your front step? From phony job offers to fake sweepstakes, mail fraud plays all the same notes as phishing [...]

Aug 09, 2018

Why Clickbait is Dangerous and What You Can Do About It

By | August 9th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101|

This Couple Stopped Drinking Tap Water for a Year: The Results Will Shock You! A distant relative to spam, clickbait has long plagued social media sites and search engines. The ever-important “click” generates more value than the actual content hidden behind the headline. Most of this is the direct [...]

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 [...]

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