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 [...]

Aug 17, 2016

The Digital Divide: Parents & Teens in the Connected Age

By | August 17th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security|

Parents and teens often feel at odds with one another's daily lives. Parents want the best for their kids, but struggle to connect with them on a casual level, unable to understand the memes, trends, and social pressures that seem to rule their child's life. In turn, teens thrive on [...]

Aug 11, 2016

WAIT! Posting That Could Hurt Your Professional Future

By | August 11th, 2016|Kids and Security, Tips and Tricks|

Social media causes us to focus on the moment: what we're doing, where we're checking in, what's trending now. But have you ever considered how your posts will reflect back on you in the future? This year, CareerBuilder's annual social media recruitment survey found that 60% of employers actively research [...]

Jul 28, 2016

3 Things Everyone Needs on Their Back-to-School Shopping List

By | July 28th, 2016|Kids and Security|

It’s that time of year again, time for back-to-school shopping. Are you and your kids prepared for the school year? I bet these three important items are missing from your list. 1. Security Software Did you get a new computer or mobile device for the new school year? If so you need [...]

Jul 25, 2016

Security Aware Checklist for Pokémon GO: How to Catch ‘Em All Safely

By | July 25th, 2016|Kids and Security, Security & Pop Culture, Tips and Tricks|

Mere weeks after its launch, you would be hard pressed to find someone with access to the internet or social media who hasn't heard of the latest app trend sweeping across 30 countries worldwide: Pokémon GO. Boasting more daily users than Twitter and higher engagement rates per day than Instagram, [...]

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