October crept up on us as hot summer nights quickly turned to cool, crisp evenings and green leaves have begun transitioning to yellows and reds in preparation for the annual autumn spectacular. Children across the country are deciding which favorite Superhero or villain they want to be when they participate in the annual tradition of … Continue reading Be Cyber Smart. Are You Doing Your Part?
It’s that time of year when anglers take to the waters and cast their lines in hopes of hooking bass, salmon, and other savory fish. While spring and fall are peak times for sport fishing, there’s a different kind of “phishing” that’s always in season. Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts (even … Continue reading Beware the Lure of Data Phishers! Don’t take the bait.
Data privacy is a fundamental right. When you engage in online activity or share your data with a company who has requested it to provide products or services, you have the right to trust that your personal data will be handled with care and safeguarded against misuse. At the very least, you should have the right to be informed when your personal data will be, is being, or has been, collected and shared.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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