Dec 12, 2017

Do You Trust Your Computer Repair Shop?

By | December 12th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

We’ve all heard horror stories of people's’ credit card information being stolen, or of their sensitive photos being shared with the public. The last thing we want is to have a scary cybersecurity tale of our own. So it’s hard to imagine just handing over our devices to strangers and [...]

Nov 30, 2017

Happy Computer Security Day!

By | November 30th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

On November 2, 1988, an unprecedented event occurred. A computer worm named Morris, one of the first of its kind, began making its way across the internet. Estimated to have infected 2,000 computers within 15 hours (which was fast for the ‘80s), Morris compromised 10 percent of the 60,000 systems [...]

Nov 16, 2017

Tis the Season…

By | November 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Most of us associate the end of the year as a time of thanks and giving. But it’s also a time of taking! Scammers and fraudsters love getting into the holiday spirit. The biggest difference for them, of course, is they don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice. So, [...]

Nov 14, 2017

How Should You Dispose of Your Electronics?

By | November 14th, 2017|Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Sometimes, our trusted electronics break. And we have to get rid of them. How far do you go to make sure your data-storing device is disposed of? Will anyone still be able to pull your private information from it even if you just dump it in the garbage? [...]

Nov 06, 2017

President Trump’s Twitter Account and Lessons in Privileged Access

By | November 6th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

The concept of privileged access to data and resources became a national headline when President Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated by a departing Twitter employee. The unauthorized account closure was first noticed when followers saw his Twitter page declare, “Sorry, that page doesn't exist!”. What happened to Trump’s Twitter account? pic.twitter.com/6FZBWhswoI [...]

Oct 19, 2017

How Do I Keep My Grandparents Safe Online?

By | October 19th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Cat, Tips and Tricks|

Dear Security Cat, My grandma recently moved to a nursing home where she has 24/7 access to internet. My sisters and I got her a laptop and set up email for her and even Facebook so she can keep up with family and communication. But we’re concerned with all the [...]

Oct 05, 2017

What Should I Do if I’m a Victim of a Data Breach?

By | October 5th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Cat|

Dear Security Cat, I consider myself a security-savvy person who does everything possible to keep my information safe. But I fear a recent data breach may have undermined my efforts and compromised my sensitive data. What should I do if I’m a victim? -concerned Human Firewall in San Diego, CA [...]

Oct 01, 2017

NCSAM Simple Steps to Online Safety Infographic

By | October 1st, 2017|Free Stuff, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Let's kick National Cyber Security Month off right with some Simple Steps to Online Safety. If you're new to information security this infographic is full of #CyberAware tips and tricks. Keep track of all our NCSAM infographics, freebies, #ChatSTCs and more at our Launch Pad throughout October! Download here!

Aug 29, 2017

Back-to-School Security for High School & College Students

By | August 29th, 2017|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Laptops are just about as ubiquitous on college campuses as flip-flops and kegs. Everyone has at least one. High school student lug along their Macs and PCs with the same social-media obsession as they have with their mobile devices. But… what about security? Do these ‘kids’ have a clue? It’s [...]

Jul 27, 2017

The Human Firewall’s Guide To Data Classification

By | July 27th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Data classification is essential to knowing how to handle sensitive information and which data requires extra effort to protect. It is based on level of sensitivity and the impact it would have if that data were to be accessed, modified, transmitted, stored or deleted without authorization. In general, data can [...]

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