Set your clocks back. Check your Crypto protection!

Since we have reached the time of the year to shift our clocks by an hour, it is a great time to talk about some other housecleaning duties that you need to remember. Check the batteries in your smoke detectors and take a few moments to remember the security precautions needed to protect yourself against […]


CyberSecurity Awareness

October is known for Halloween, cooler temperatures, and the beginning of Fall where leaves start changing colors and fall from the trees.  October is also well-known as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, but did you know it is also National CyberSecurity Awareness Month? National CyberSecurity Awareness Month has been observed in the US during the […]


7 October 2014
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Protect yourself during online purchases!

The christmas shopping season is rapidly approaching. And, with each passing year, online purchasing becomes more and more prevalent. With the ease of online shopping, people can become lax in their security practices. If you are in a crowded mall, you will be aware of your wallet or purse. People know to keep an eye […]


Will my credit card information ever be secure?

Christmas is just around the corner and cyber thieves are ready for the holiday shopping season. Most of us will be using credit and/or debit cards with the magnetic stripes to pay for our online and in store purchases. The credit card magnetic stripe was created over forty years ago and revolutionized the way we […]


4 September 2014
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I’m backing up. Right? What, exactly?

There have been several different events in recent weeks that have brought up recurring concerns with backing up data and just how backups may work. There are two reactions when considering data in a backup and they can be equally damaging: “I didn’t know that was being backed up” and “I thought that was being […]


Are you Predictable when it comes to Password Security?

Isn’t it fairly common knowledge that we should use strong passwords that are not easily “guessed” and change them regularly to protect our sensitive and confidential data? That good password security is the first and most effective strategy for protecting our private data and accounts? Well, apparently not. We hear, way too often, about systems […]


5 August 2014
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An Internet Fast Lane? Can I speed?

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in internet usage around the world. In the United States, everything from smartphones to cars can connect to the internet and, instead of reading email or stock prices, people are streaming Netflix, playing high-end video games, and using video chat like never before. Advancements in […]


Can you really unplug? I mean REALLY unplug?!

Smart phones, tablets, laptops, PDAs, netbooks… these are examples of just a few mobile devices that we use daily to make our lives easier. Ok, well maybe you used a PDA and/or netbook back in the day. But since the adoption of smart phones and tablets, does anyone still use PDAs or netbooks? I’d be […]


1 July 2014
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Facebook Test Subject

In case you were wondering (and you use Facebook), there is a chance that you were guinea pig for Facebook in 2012. The data team for Facebook recently published a study in the journal for the National Academy of Sciences (check it out here). The study was designed to test the ability to transfer emotions […]


E-Waste… Huh?

What?  You’ve never heard the term “e-waste”?  How about “e-scrap”?  Well, don’t feel bad.  It’s not that surprising, really.  The general public knows very little about e-waste, much less how to properly dispose of it. We all use electronics everyday.  I would bet you would be hard pressed to find someone who does not use […]