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Mar29, 2017

10 Internet Security Tools for Online Privacy Protection

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security Awareness 101|

On March 24, 2017, the US Senate passed the broadband privacy law, authorizing broadband providers to sell users’ browsing data without their consent. Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted similarly to overturn FCC's internet protections for consumers. How can we protect our privacy in the face of this? There are thousands of tools, with both defensive and offensive security capabilities, to help internet users protect their privacy and data from the clutches of cyber [...]

Mar28, 2017

Don’t Be a Fool: Backup Your Data!

By |Free Stuff, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

March 31st is World Backup Day, but it isn't just another arbitrary holiday... World Backup Day is strategically celebrated the day before April 1st – aka April Fool’s Day. With phishing emails full of scams and viruses constantly going around, it’s a good idea to be extra vigilant on a holiday which glorifies trickery. After all, who knows if an innocent prank will lead to major data loss and unsaved documents, or if [...]

Mar23, 2017

5 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Identity theft hit an all-time high last year. According to a report conducted by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 15 million people in the U.S. alone had their identities stolen, resulting in over $16 billion in losses. The specifics of how these thefts occurred isn’t clear. They were most likely a combination of savvy criminals, and careless individuals. We certainly aren’t blaming end-users, as ID theft is often out of our hands, [...]

Mar21, 2017

Women in Film Taking on Cyber Crime

By |Security & Pop Culture|

March is not yet over and we’re still celebrating Women’s History Month! If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter you’ve been learning about many real life women in STEM fields. Everyone we’ve highlighted has contributed to society in their own way and we want to continue to inspire women to get their geek on! So let’s turn to the silver screen and see some examples of fictional cyber crime fighters. As [...]

Mar16, 2017

Security Awareness at Home; Developing an Online Safety Policy for Your Family

By |Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Launching SA Programs|

It’s easy to forget about data breaches and compliance regulations at home. At work, we have policies and procedures to follow, particularly when there is sensitive data involved like medical records or financial information. But none of that matters in our personal lives. Or does it? Our identities and personal data have plenty of value. So much so that every one of us is a target. This is why it is so important [...]

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