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 16, 2017

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

By | March 16th, 2017|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 [...]

Feb 09, 2017

Parenting A Geek Part 2: Changing Behavior

By | February 9th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Kids and Security|

In Part 1 of Parenting a Geek, we discussed the threats kids face online, how to identify those threats, and recommended a few technical solutions to keep kids safe. And while we're all about utilizing the tools we have at our disposal, the biggest challenge is raising awareness and ultimately [...]

Feb 07, 2017

Safer Internet Day

By | February 7th, 2017|Kids and Security|

It’s already time for another holiday in the cyber world! Today we celebrate Safer Internet Day and this year’s theme is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet.’ Every year Safer Internet Day aims to further spread the word about safe online practices and raise awareness about emerging issues. [...]

Feb 02, 2017

Parenting a Geek Part 1: Identifying Online Threats

By | February 2nd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Kids and Security|

I’m a technologist. I love technology. Whether it’s automating my ceiling fans or tinkering with my router, I’m into it. Not only have I been to a Star Trek convention, I dressed up as a member of the crew. And so did the family, including my ten-year-old daughter. Yeah, that’s [...]

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 12, 2016

Security Awareness For Educators

By | October 12th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Educators have lots of free time, right? Let’s go over a few of their responsibilities: Prepare lesson plans. Organize classrooms. Wrangle students. Interface with parents. Grade homework. Participate in cafeteria and car duty. Be a disciplinarian. Maintain office hours. Go to conferences. Grade more homework... Basically, squeeze a 60-hour workweek [...]

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 [...]

Oct 05, 2016

Cyber Security in Classrooms: Who’s Teaching Kids to be Safe Online?

By | October 5th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Kids and Security|

“The mere imparting of information is not education” – Carter G. Woodson   We know it’s cliché to pull a random quote and apply it to our chosen subject matter, but the one above is a perfect fit for the cyber security industry (and Mr. Woodson was an inspiration in [...]

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