Category Archives: Online Privacy

Webcams May Be Watching You – Without Your Knowledge

You just purchased some new monitors with built-in webcams and speakers or you added external webcams. Now your employees can easily make video conference calls and speak to each other face to face, even when they’re off-site. You may think … Continue reading

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Texting Security Concerns – AWTTW

Admit it. Texting is easier than sending an email on your smartphone. Just open the message icon and type a very brief message. Then hit send. Done. Most people don’t normally re-read the message to check for proper spelling or … Continue reading

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Tips for Internet Safety Month (and the Other 11 Months Too)

June has been designated as Internet Safety Month. While I believe it’s important to bring the topic of Internet safety to the forefront for discussion, I also believe it’s important to practice safe online surfing every day all year long. … Continue reading

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Security vs. Personnel and Employment Applications

Does your company use those out-of-date applications where the applicant must provide his or her Social Security number and driver’s license number? If so, throw them out immediately. You could be setting your business up for a potential lawsuit. In … Continue reading

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How Secure Is Your Mobile Device?

Today, the world of mobile devices includes smartphones and tablets. This post doesn’t favor any specific brands, but let’s agree that the industry leaders are iOS and Android devices. The jury is still out as to whether or not BlackBerry … Continue reading

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How do you protect your online identity?

Most of us spend a great deal of time online, whether conducting research for our jobs or connecting with friends and family on our social media sites. But let’s be honest, how often do you think about protecting your online … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Recognize Data Privacy Day

January 28 is the day each year that everyone’s attention centers on data privacy. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting people’s privacy and maintaining control of our … Continue reading

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Holiday Thanks to 12 Security and Privacy Experts

In the spirit of the holidays, I’d like to share the websites of 12 amazing security and privacy experts who, day in and day out, have provided valuable content throughout 2012. Join me in thanking them by continuing to follow … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Cyber Monday?

With so much focus on Black Friday, let’s not forget about the online version known as Cyber Monday. If you still have some money left to spend on Cyber Monday, be safe online. Here are my favorite online safety tips: … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading as National Cyber Security Month Nears an End

National Cyber Security Month reminds us that we have an obligation to practice safe and secure surfing each and every day. So, have you done something special to recognize this once-a-year reminder? Did your company implement stronger security practices and … Continue reading

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