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Back to School: To Share or Not To Share

By |August 26th, 2016|

We talk a lot about social media best practices on the blog. With every tweet, post, check-in and like, we’re revealing more and more information – many times, unknowing. With school back in session this week, we noticed another social media trend that may be putting your children’s identities at risk: proud parents posting pictures […]

App Safety 101: Keeping Your Device Secure

By |August 18th, 2016|

We saw how a mobile app can become a global sensation across the global with the launch of Pokemon Go. As mobile activity and the number of apps increase, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the security of our devices. Here are some tips for accessing the apps on your phone safely.

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The Growing Talent Gap in Cybersecurity

By |August 11th, 2016|

In the first half of 2016 alone, there were 500 breaches with over 12.8 million records exposed, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. With cyber attacks and data breaches becoming a statistical certainty in today’s digital world; the number of cybersecurity professionals has grown in tandem. However, there are not enough qualified professionals to […]

How much is your Uber account worth on the dark web?

By |August 5th, 2016|

Let’s start with the basics: What is the dark web? The dark web is inaccessible through standard web browsers. These dark web sites use tools like Tor and I2P to hide their IP address. Here, it is not uncommon for cyber criminals to sell your personal information for a profit.

So what’s the going rate for […]

Safe Digital Wedding Etiquette

By |July 22nd, 2016|

The use of mobile devices is increasingly present in the wedding planning process. Brides are using their smartphones as a tool to work with vendors, manage their registry, reserve hotel blocks and more. With technology taking over this process, it’s important that privacy and security is still top of mind.

The National Cybersecurity Alliance and STOP.THINK.CONNECT recently […]

Pokémon Go Privacy: How to Stay Safe While Using the App

By |July 15th, 2016|

Earlier this month, Niantic launched Pokémon Go – a location-based augmented reality game you can play via your mobile device – available to both iOS and Android users. The app was a sensation across the globe with 26 million users in the U.S. alone!

And, as the hype continues, it’s important for users to think about […]

How to Recognize an IRS Imposter Scam

By |July 8th, 2016|

We’ve talked about tax identity theft in the past, however, IRS imposter scams are a bit different. Imposters go to great lengths to manipulate their victims, and there appears to be no slowing for this type of crime. Here are some things to look out for to recognize these scams.

What is an imposter scam?
Let’s […]

The State of Cybersecurity in 2016 Thus Far

By |July 1st, 2016|

July 1st marks the halfway point of the year. What better time to review the last six months of 2016? The Identity Theft Resource Center reports 500 breaches with over 12.8 million records exposed since January 1, 2016. The breaches span the verticals of financial services, business, education, government/military, and government/healthcare. At this rate, we may […]

Internet Safety Month – Protect Your Kids from Cyberbullying

By |June 17th, 2016|

June is National Internet Safety Month, which began in 2005 in order to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among kids and teens. In honor of Internet Safety Month, this week we’re diving into how to start a conversation with your family around cyberbullying.

Pew Research Center recently found that, “92% of teens […]

Internet Safety Month – Online Gaming Safety

By |June 10th, 2016|

June is Internet Safety Month, an initiative to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among kids. With more and more kids spending their free time online, it’s important to ensure kids’ online activities remain protected. Looking at the gaming industry specifically, parents should be aware of online threats and play a more […]

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