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Apr27, 2017

10 Ways to Stay Safe on Public WiFi

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

“If we were the bad guys, we could have taken a number of actions to infiltrate these devices using known exploits, phish for login credentials or credit card data using bogus splash pages, or snooped for other sensitive data with Man-in-the-middle attacks.” The above quote comes from WatchGuard Technologies—a threat management company—following an experiment they ran at last year’s RSA conference. They set up eight rogue access points with common network names (SSIDs such as [...]

Apr25, 2017

4 New Freebies for Security Cat™ Day

By |Free Stuff, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs, Security Cat|

Today is a very special day... It's Security Cat™ Day!   This day is in honor of our very own Chief Security Cat, Cheeto Shwartau (pictured above), who turns 11 today. He is an integral member of our team here at The Security Awareness Company. Without him, who would lay on our keyboards or help us catch phish? 🙂 If you have a special Security Cat™ in your life, be sure to give him a [...]

Apr21, 2017

Keep your Digital Life Safe this Spring

By |Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

We love, love, love participating in ChatSTCs! These Twitter chats, hosted by STOP.THINK.CONNECT, allow us to share our best cyber security tips and we get to connect with fellow infosec organizations. (Plus seeing the hilarious gifs everyone uses really makes your day!) Yesterday's chat was called Refresh Your Online Life With a Digital Spring Cleaning; you can easily read through the Tweet stream on href="">STOP.THINK.CONNECT's post summarizing the chat. If you've been following our blog [...]

Apr20, 2017

Best Parental Control Apps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

By |Guest Post, Kids and Security|

The increasing role that the internet is playing in our lives is bringing about the necessity to monitor the browsing habits of our children. And while your child may obey the rules set in place for browsing, there is always a chance that they will inadvertently be directed to a site they should not be viewing. To counter this, many companies are developing apps that are aimed at preventing children from viewing adult material. Here [...]

Apr19, 2017

5 Common Cloud Computing Threats and Solutions

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

In today’s technology-based world, chances are you’ve heard of the “cloud” or “cloud storage.” In fact, nearly 90-percent of all U.S. broadband users acknowledge that cloud computing exists, yet just 29-percent knowingly utilize the technology. However, with cloud technology becoming more applicable and relevant with each passing day, these statistics are expected to soar over the coming years and more people will turn to the cloud for storing data, files, media and more. Though the [...]

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