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Mar 24
2014

7 Social Media Security Tips To Protect Your Business

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Robert Siciliano

Your employee's online life could open your business to some serious dangers.

Mar 23
2014

Be your Family's Chief Security Officer

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Robert Siciliano

Schlage is all about safety and security. But you need not be in the profession of security analyst to be vigilant about your home and family’s security. And when it comes to security, this doesn’t just mean protection from home invasions and burglaries, but anything and everything, such as online security and guarding against viruses, hackers and other fraudulent invasive cyber crimes that can really mess things up for you or a family member.

Mar 21
2014

Ransomware demands Dollars for Data

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Robert Siciliano

“Ransomware” is what holds data hostage by invading one’s computer when the user clicks on a malicious link in an e-mail or downloads an infected attachment. Visiting a fraudulent web site can also trigger an attack.

Mar 20
2014

Credit Card Theft increasing for Banks and Retailers

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Robert Siciliano

2013 was the year of 740 million records involving data breaches. And that number may be erring quite on the conservative side, according to the Online Trust Alliance. The records come from a list on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Chronology Data Base.

Mar 18
2014

Top Security Techniques That Work For The Masters

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Robert Siciliano

Banks know security just about better than anyone. Find out what they can teach you about safeguarding your small business.

Mar 18
2014

Businesses fail in Customer Privacy

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Robert Siciliano

The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index, released by TRUSTe®, shows an alarming trend: A high percentage of U.S. people over age 18 are unnerved about their online privacy, and this trend is worsening.

Mar 16
2014

7 Ways to Tell If It’s a Fake

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Robert Siciliano

Unfortunately in today’s world, scammers are coming at us from all angles to try and trick us to get us to part with our hard earned money. We all need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves online. If you aren’t paying attention—even if you know what to look for—they can get you.

Mar 11
2014

Banking and Brokerage Accounts vulnerable to "Account Takeover"

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Robert Siciliano

It wasn’t pretty: those fairly recent credit card breaches at a few big-name retailers. As newsworthy as these were, they’re actually not the greatest risk for wealthy folks; a bigger foe is a money management firm lacking sufficient checks and balances.

Mar 06
2014

Small Business Protect Your Wifi

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Robert Siciliano

With Wi-Fi, your data is literally in the air, up for grabs by anyone with the right tools. It needs protection from nearby users who may want to freeload off you (which can slow you down) or…hijack your accounts. You need encryption.

Mar 04
2014

Mortgage Brokers put Client Data at risk

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Robert Siciliano

Your private information may not be safe with your own mortgage lender, even a small one, says cybersecurity firm HALOCK Security Labs. The leak may occur when data goes from applicant to lender.

Feb 26
2014

Evaluating Physical and Information Security Risks

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Robert Siciliano

When it comes to protecting an organization’s information, flaws with this can involve either implementing strong technology to protect too much trivial data, or inadequate protection of important and sensitive data.

Feb 26
2014

7 Laptop Security tips for the Traveler

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Robert Siciliano

Here are nine ways you can add a lot of security to your laptop when traveling.


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