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Oct 05

Dust off your digital devices inside and out

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , Digital Security , digital devices

Robert Siciliano

Hackers know small companies are more vulnerable to data breaches due to limited resources. Cybersecurity should always be a high priority. But when a company’s IT staff consists of maybe 1-2 people who are provided limited budgets and are constantly solving other tech problems, the focus on security suffers. And hackers aren’t the only problem. One significantly overlooked part of the security process “cleaning” the IT infrastructure.

Sep 28

7 Ways to protect Yourself Online

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , online privacy , hacker

Robert Siciliano

The biggest mistake that you can make to threaten your online safety is to treat the online world different—as far as your private information—than you would treat the physical world. In other words, if someone walked up to you and said, “Hi, can you please provide me with your name, address, birth date, home phone, cell phone, email, usernames, passowords all your friends names and all their contact info?” I think not.

Sep 23

Ins and Outs of Call Center Security

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Privacy , Online Security , Cyber Security , computer security

Robert Siciliano

Companies that want to employ at-home workers for their call centers to save money and reduce the hassles of office space have to look at security considerations. In addition to thorough vetting of the agents and their equipment, organizations also need to ensure that the security is top-notch. A cloud-based contact center combats these issues. Here are some considerations:

Sep 21

How to prepare for Digital Disasters

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online privacy , Digital Security , data security

Robert Siciliano

Editor’s Note: In this week’s guest blog security expert Robert Siciliano explains how to protect your IT systems and your business from hardware failure. To learn more, download our new e-book, “5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about Disaster Recovery.”

Sep 14

Human error is inevitable: Ways to protect your business

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , data breach

Robert Siciliano

National Preparedness Month is happening right now. It’s the perfect time to take action for you and your community. It’s all about making plans to remain safe, and when disasters do strike, to keep communications going. September 30th is the culmination of NPM, with the National PrepareAthon! Day.

Aug 18

How to stop Browser Tracking

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online privacy , Browser Security

Robert Siciliano

Maybe you don’t mind the ads for that bicycle rack following you around in cyberspace after you visited a site for all things bike, but browser trackers (“cookies”) also create a profile of you that gets sold to other advertisers and third parties.

Jul 31

App Tells Who's Digging into Your Personal Data

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online privacy , data security

Robert Siciliano

Did you know that sometimes, the apps you use for your smartphone have access to your personal information and are capable of sharing it? Are you aware that your privacy can be invaded across the network board? That includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

Jun 16

How to plan for Digital Disasters

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , Digital Security , digital devices

Robert Siciliano

In this day and age, we should never hear someone proclaim, “Oh my God, my computer crashed! I lost everything!” You can’t lose something that’s been properly backed up.

Jun 15

What is a Cache?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , Browser Security

Robert Siciliano

Perhaps someone has told you that you need to “clear your cache,” but what does this mean and why should you do it? A cache is a folder of recently visited webpages, which is stored on your computer’s hard drive, and maintained by your Internet browser.

Jun 03

What is the Cloud?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , online privacy , Cloud

Robert Siciliano

You’ve probably heard of people storing information in “the cloud,” but what does that really mean, and is it safe to put your data there?

May 04

3 Ways We are Tricked into Cyber Attacks

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , hacked , Cyber Security , cyber fraud , cyber crime

Robert Siciliano

So just how are hackers able to penetrate all these huge businesses? Look no further than employee behavior—not an inside job, but innocent employees being tricked by the hacker.

Apr 29

Protect Yourself from Online Fraud

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Online Security , online safety , online privacy , online fraud , cyber crime

Cinthia Pilar

Yes, it’s possible: preventing fraudsters from getting you via online trickery and other stealthy actions. Yes, it’s possible to be thinking one step ahead of cyber criminals. Let’s begin with e-mails—the conduit through which so many cyber crimes like ID theft occur.

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