Dec 11, 2019

Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping Scams

By | December 11th, 2019|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, [...]

Dec 05, 2019

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Phone Scams and Robocalls

By | December 5th, 2019|Guest Post, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

No one is safe from phone scams. Last year, $1.48 billion was stolen, and 5 billion robocalls were projected to occur in 2019.  The key to avoiding scam calls is knowing how to spot them. Scammers typically pose as trusted entities like a well-known company, a government agency, or a popular [...]

Nov 26, 2019

Venmo security: Peer-to-peer payment apps are riskier than you think

By | November 26th, 2019|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

Sending money to your friends is now as simple as tapping a button on your phone. It’s so easy, in fact, that mobile payment services such as Venmo have turned the experience into social media. When you pay your buddy for the hot dog and Pepsi he bought for you [...]

Nov 13, 2019

Disaster Plan: Your Business Needs One ASAP

By | November 13th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Tips and Tricks|

Maybe your business has never experienced a major disaster before, which is all the more reason to prepare for one. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods annually inflict billions of dollars in damages on businesses across the country. It seems fairly obvious that your business should have a disaster plan in [...]

Oct 15, 2019

Security Awareness: Get Management to Buy In

By | October 15th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

It's a question that many cybersecurity program managers have: How can I get management to buy into our security awareness plan? Oftentimes, organizations are slow to invest in prevention, and it can be taxing for a manager to convince them of the value of a strong SAP. The Security Awareness [...]

Sep 27, 2019

Home Security System: 5 Tips to Buying the Best One

By | September 27th, 2019|Miscellaneous, Tips and Tricks|

We cannot take our security for granted, especially in our own homes. It is where we should be able to relax and find peace. In order to keep our homes secure, we should consider having a  security system in place. Here are a few tips to find the right system [...]

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, [...]

Aug 22, 2019

Gambling on football? There are major security risks involved

By | August 22nd, 2019|Miscellaneous, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

The college football season kicks off this week, which means tens of millions of fans can breathe easy after a long dry spell. Inevitably, a sizable portion of them will wager money on the outcomes of specific games, as well as their favorite teams’ and players’ fates. Sports Business Journal [...]

Aug 15, 2019

Flight Info: Keep It Private, Or Risk Your Safety

By | August 15th, 2019|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

If you're an avid Twitter user, you see the same interaction play out again and again. A disgruntled traveler is fed up with their airline service — maybe there's a flight delay; maybe there's an out-of-line employee — and they take their beef public. "Hey, @SouthwestAir," the user might write, [...]

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