Mar 10, 2017

Does Sexism Still Exist in the Tech World?

By | March 10th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture|

In 2017, is it really necessary to keep talking about sexism in the tech world? After all, Carnegie Mellon University recently boosted the percentage of women enrolled in their computer science program to 40%. The pay wage gap has narrowed. Organizations like Girls Who Code are creating bootcamps [...]

Feb 28, 2017

March Madness and Malware

By | February 28th, 2017|Security & Pop Culture|

March Madness is right around the corner! Time to put together your bracket and prepare yourself for any security threats! That’s right, March Madness is another chance for cyber criminals to interfere with your fun and threaten your privacy. Being such a popular event (and one which involves online access [...]

Feb 07, 2017

VIZIO Settles Lawsuit; Privacy Concerns Remain

By | February 7th, 2017|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101|

TV manufacturer VIZIO agreed to pay $2.2 million in a settlement with the FTC regarding the improper use of customer data—which is a nice way of saying they have been stealing and selling your information to advertisers: “According to the agencies’ complaint, starting in February 2014, VIZIO, Inc. and an [...]

Jan 31, 2017

2017 Cybersecurity Check-In

By | January 31st, 2017|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101|

It may not feel like it, but it has only been a month since 2017 began. As with every year, there have been plenty of articles circulating the past few weeks that attempt to sum up 2016. One theme was touched on in many pieces was rampant lack of cybersecurity [...]

Dec 08, 2016

The Many Hats of Hackers

By | December 8th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture|

Hacker is a buzzword these days, with most news outlets generically plugging the term to describe someone (or some organization) that has hacked someone else (or some other organization). What’s unfair about sweeping generalizations is they often misrepresent the true meaning of the word. After all, it could be that [...]

Oct 20, 2016

Love At First Site: 10 Tips For Secure Online Dating

By | October 20th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101|

If we were to rewrite a famous rom-com with a 21st century twist, it might go something like this: Harry swipes right on Sally. Sally swipes right on Harry. After exchanging several cutesy, flirty, funny messages that would make Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan jealous, Harry invites Sally to catch [...]

Sep 21, 2016

The Nine Lives of Security Cat: Disaster Recovery

By | September 21st, 2016|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Cat|

Security Cat has nine lives. YOU DON’T. Once your data or personal information has been compromised, both your cyber life and your real life can be turned upside down. Follow Security Cat’s advice and protect yourself from the many cyber threats we all face every single day. If you’ve ever [...]

Jul 27, 2016

David Levinson: The Hacker That Saved The World

By | July 27th, 2016|Security & Pop Culture|

The term “hacker” gets thrown around a lot these days. While its definition—someone with an advanced understanding of computers, computing, and networks—is fairly simple, the application of the word is often misleading at best, and defaming at worst. Your typical headline will read something like “Hackers Steal Millions from Such [...]

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, [...]

Jun 22, 2016

What Does a Social Engineer Look Like?

By | June 22nd, 2016|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture|

There is no real answer to that question; a social engineer can look like anyone, because a social engineer is just a con artist. It’s not unusual to flip on the TV and see a variety of characters on popular shows and movies employing both technical and non-technical tricks to [...]

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