Sep 13, 2019

How to stay safe on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more

By | September 13th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Miscellaneous, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

In case you haven’t offered up enough of your personal information to Facebook, the social media giant recently announced a new tool for data mining: Facebook Dating.  It’s the latest from a company that is admittedly useful as a means of communication, but disappointingly useless as a protector against privacy [...]

Aug 28, 2019

Internet Safety for Kids, Teens, and College Students

By | August 28th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Last week, we received an email from Dean Chester of CoolTechZone.com. He’d come across our 2018 guide to Internet Safety Month resources, and thought SAC might be interested in his new Full Guide to Internet Safety for Teens, Kids, and Students. That got us nostalgic about our content for kids, [...]

Jun 27, 2019

Multi-factor Authentication: What it is and Why You Need It

By | June 27th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Utilizing strong, unique passwords across all accounts qualifies as a fundamental part of security. But it’s also “security at a minimum.” Meaning, it’s the least you can do. Multi-factor authentication, or MFA (sometimes called two-factor authentication or 2FA), enhances security by alerting you when an account is being accessed, and [...]

Jun 20, 2019

Summer of Security 2019

By | June 20th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Kids and Security|

Ask anyone that has ever participated in community camping trips and other excursions, they’ll happily explain the fundamental value those experiences provide to adults and kids alike. That’s why our third installment of the Summer of Security takes on a camping and scouting theme. We don’t need to worry about [...]

May 28, 2019

How Much for That Data in the Window?

By | May 28th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

What follows is an edited excerpt from Winn Schwartau’s latest book “Analogue Network Security”, available here.  Question: How much is an autographed picture of Chuck Norris worth? Answer: Whatever someone is willing to pay for it. In the real, physical world of commerce, the free market economy does a good [...]

Apr 01, 2019

Incident Response: Time Is Not On Your Side

By | April 1st, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

For almost three decades, the security industry has harped on incident response as the single most important security process for every organization: “See something? Hear something? Say something!” Or, “Report all potential security incidents immediately,” experts warn. But why the urgency? Why is "immediately" so necessary? Why can’t you wait [...]

Mar 14, 2019

5 Traits of Security Aware Parents

By | March 14th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

There are many traits parents wish to pass along to their kids, such as honesty and kindness. But what about security awareness? Our young, digital citizens live in a connected world that hosts everything from gaming to school work. More than ever, they need guidance to help them avoid the [...]

Mar 01, 2019

Bad Habits of Senior Managers That Put Security of Organizations at Risk

By | March 1st, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

With great job titles come great responsibilities. C-level employees, senior management, and upper-level members of all organizations work challenging shifts. Sometimes, those challenges lead to habits that could undermine the security of an organization. If you’re in a position of power, it’s your job to reduce risky behavior, such as [...]

Feb 11, 2019

Why Personal Security Is Important to Awareness Programs

By | February 11th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

No organization wants to end up in the headlines as the next corporate victim of a major data breach. For that reason, security awareness programs have become a staple component of every business, in nearly every industry, regardless of size or global reach. But there’s a huge difference between programs [...]

Jan 24, 2019

Data Privacy Day and You

By | January 24th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

January 28 is the annual celebration of Data Privacy Day, the goal of which is to raise awareness and highlight the importance of protecting data. This year’s theme is “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust.” To learn more about what the day means and how to get involved, check [...]

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