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Aug15, 2019

Flight Info: Keep It Private, Or Risk Your Safety

By |Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

If you're an avid Twitter user, you see the same interaction play out again and again. A disgruntled traveler is fed up with their airline service — maybe there's a flight delay; maybe there's an out-of-line employee — and they take their beef public. "Hey, @SouthwestAir," the user might write, "Thanks for delaying my flight and keeping me from reaching my son's graduation." (There are hundreds of variations of this every day, spanning dozens of [...]

Aug06, 2019

Romance Scam: Beware of Your Internet Soulmate

By |Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

So, you went looking for love online, and now you've found "the one." Congratulations! We assume you've done your due diligence. Confirmed this person's identity. Looked at your relationship through a critical lens, at least for the sake of avoiding a romance scam. Wait... you've never heard of a romance scam? Oof. Is there any chance your virtual betrothed is not who they say they are? For example, do they stand to gain financially from [...]

Aug01, 2019

Cybersecurity careers: Which one is right for you?

By |Guest Post|

Data breaches, hackers and viruses are a daily reality for organizations across the world. Cyberattacks don’t discriminate. From small business start ups to established commercial giants, no one is safe from a potential attack. This has put an even bigger spotlight on the cybersecurity needs and practices of organizations, which, in turn, has created a huge demand for cybersecurity professionals. There are many reasons to get into the cybersecurity field, including competitive pay and benefits, [...]

Jul25, 2019

What can ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ teach us about Security Awareness?

By |Kids and Security, Security & Pop Culture|

I am a little behind, but I just watched Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet (the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph) and loved it. Now, I know that animated children’s movies aren’t necessarily everyone’s thing, but hear me out on this one: the main point of the movie is acknowledging your insecurities and fixing them. Spoilers ahead. I try not to explain every detail, but you’ve been warned. Summary Vanellope (a candy-kart racer in a game [...]

Jul18, 2019

Disaster Recovery: Ensuring security and privacy

By |Guest Post|

When the unthinkable happens, it’s imperative that you have your critical systems and data backed up and ready for restoration. But if you aren’t taking the necessary measures to keep your disaster recovery process secure, you’ve only done half your job. Here are a few things every disaster recovery plan needs to take into account for privacy and security.  When it comes to disaster recovery, most businesses only cover the basics. They’ve got backups and [...]

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