Safeguarding Your Children’s Privacy

Facebook’s recent announcement that it plans to launch an Instagram for Kids under the age of 13 has put children’s privacy in the headlines and in the forefront of parents’ minds.  In 2017, Facebook – who owns Instagram –  launched Messenger Kids for children between the ages of 6 and 12. At that time a … Continue reading Safeguarding Your Children’s Privacy

Digital Spring Cleaning

The days are getting longer and the nights shorter. Daffodils are blooming and birds are chirping. Spring is in the air! Cracking open the windows to let the warm breeze in, it’s also the time of year when many homeowners participate in the annual rite of passage known as spring cleaning.   As you dust and … Continue reading Digital Spring Cleaning

5 Steps to Secure Your Mobile Device

Instead of being chained to a desk and PC (or Mac) or even a laptop, people are increasingly connecting for work, play, and entertainment “on the go” via smartphones and other mobile devices. According to Pew Research, nearly all Americans (97%) own a cellphone of some type, and 85% own smartphones.  The number of smartphone users worldwide is … Continue reading 5 Steps to Secure Your Mobile Device

Operation Data Privacy Defense

From the time you joined the U.S. armed forces and solemnly swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, the military has prepared you to fulfill that mission. You are armed with the training, knowledge, skills, and weapons to launch an effective defense against enemy forces. … Continue reading Operation Data Privacy Defense

It’s the Most Fraudulent Time of the Year

Seeing an increase in financial crimes and fraud during the holidays is par for the course in this industry. But as with nearly everything we’ve experienced this year, we can expect a “new normal” in seasonal fraud and scams. The coronavirus isn’t the only thing hitting record numbers as it surges across the country and … Continue reading It’s the Most Fraudulent Time of the Year

Stranger Danger: Kids and Risky IoT Devices

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for holiday shopping and getting the best deals on the latest tech gadgets and gear.   According to the 2020 U.S. Retail Holiday Trends Guide, the holiday shopping season will begin earlier this year. Brick-and-mortar sales will be down due to COVID and online retail sales … Continue reading Stranger Danger: Kids and Risky IoT Devices

Why You Need to Watch the Great Hack

Four years ago, Americans across the country were preparing to cast their ballots for the 45th President of the United States.  The 2016 election not only spawned unconventional and divisive campaigns that led to a stunning upset but also features the kind of cloak-and-dagger stuff that movies are made of.  In fact, a movie was … Continue reading Why You Need to Watch the Great Hack

The Social Dilemma

On September 9, Netflix aired a documentary-drama that provides insight into the impact social media has had and continues to have on society.  “The Social Dilemma,” directed by Jeff Orlowski, is designed to provoke thoughts, questions – and hopefully actions – that every member of society should be pausing to consider when they use social … Continue reading The Social Dilemma

BEC: What’s In Your Inbox?

We’re all familiar with the ubiquitous Capital One ad campaign featuring celebrities asking the now cliché’ question “What’s In Your Wallet?” Leveraging a misconfigured web application firewall on a cloud server used by one of the largest credit card issuers in the U.S., the investigation continues into the massive Capital One breach that exposed the … Continue reading BEC: What’s In Your Inbox?