About Kayley Melton

Kayley manages our growing footprint on the web and develops marketing strategies to both keep us current & help us reach more people who might benefit from our message. A professionally trained artist and verifiable “weird girl,” she has 5 pet-children, cooks unbelievably good food, and can out-lift you at the gym.
Mar 30, 2017

Words of Advice & Encouragement for the Little Geek Girl in Your Life

By | March 30th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security & Pop Culture|

When we asked professional ladies of tech to tell us about what it's been like working in the industry last month, it was clear that sexism was being faced by the majority of these women. Coupling that insight with an overwhelming wealth of research, I was able to [...]

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 [...]

Nov 16, 2016

What is Data Classification? Why is it Important?

By | November 16th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

We come in contact with all kinds of information each day, but chances are that we don't think too much about how that info should be classified. We see, use, and store a variety of data in multiple formats. We give our credit cards to vendors at street festivals, but [...]

Nov 10, 2016

I’m not a doctor; I don’t need to pay attention to HIPAA. Right?

By | November 10th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

It's common to believe that HIPAA compliance standards are really only applicable to doctors and medical staff. If you work a 9 to 5 during the business week and sit behind a desk at a corporation; why would laws about healthcare or health insurance apply to your day-to-day? Let's take [...]

Oct 27, 2016

How Sexism Stalled My Progress in the Tech Field

By | October 27th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security|

(Picture is of our Director of Digital Strategy, Kayley Melton, at the age of 14.) I’m part of a transitional generation of adults who were raised at the dawn of our current “constantly-connected” age. I didn’t grasp the idea of texting "for fun" until college, yet I did [...]

Oct 10, 2016

5 Tips for Homeschooling Securely in a Connected World

By | October 10th, 2016|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Much of the day-to-day toolbox for homeschoolers has moved online just as it has for the rest of us. The majority of of home-based curriculum structures, schoolwork, planning portfolios, testing, and other interactions can now occur over the internet. It only makes sense that we recommend those who are in [...]

Oct 06, 2016

Simple #CyberAware Chore List for Connected Kids

By | October 6th, 2016|Kids and Security, Tips and Tricks|

Those of us who were born before the digital age like to joke about how today's children grow up having been given a tablet in their crib, something we can hardly imagine for ourselves. And while that may or may not actually be true, the fact remains that the next [...]

Aug 17, 2016

The Digital Divide: Parents & Teens in the Connected Age

By | August 17th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security|

Parents and teens often feel at odds with one another's daily lives. Parents want the best for their kids, but struggle to connect with them on a casual level, unable to understand the memes, trends, and social pressures that seem to rule their child's life. In turn, teens thrive on [...]

Aug 11, 2016

WAIT! Posting That Could Hurt Your Professional Future

By | August 11th, 2016|Kids and Security, Tips and Tricks|

Social media causes us to focus on the moment: what we're doing, where we're checking in, what's trending now. But have you ever considered how your posts will reflect back on you in the future? This year, CareerBuilder's annual social media recruitment survey found that 60% of employers actively research [...]

Jul 25, 2016

Security Aware Checklist for Pokémon GO: How to Catch ‘Em All Safely

By | July 25th, 2016|Kids and Security, Security & Pop Culture, Tips and Tricks|

Mere weeks after its launch, you would be hard pressed to find someone with access to the internet or social media who hasn't heard of the latest app trend sweeping across 30 countries worldwide: Pokémon GO. Boasting more daily users than Twitter and higher engagement rates per day than Instagram, [...]

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