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My Three Words for 2018

Like many people, I never fully subscribed to New Year’s resolutions and only halfheartedly created them. Since I never really took them seriously, I pretty much doomed them to failure. Rather than continue something that didn’t work, I just stopped the practice altogether. Recently I read about the concept of Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 24

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: watch this video series This is it, you’ve reached the final tip. Today’s tip is a pretty passive one and won’t require much effort on your part. I’m sharing a video series with you. Varonis, a company specializing in insider threat software, published a series of Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 23

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: monitor your accounts Even with all the settings we’ve tweaked, browser plug-ins we’ve installed, and common sense in the world, you still might get hacked or there might be a breach in some service in which you have no control. Rather than rely on the institution that has Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 22

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: report any issues We can agree that no amount of security will keep you perfectly safe, right? That is to say, except completely staying off the internet and not using anybody with online connectivity … but that’s so user-prohibitive that it’s not very feasible. At any Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 21

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: use common sense We’ve spent a majority of the past few weeks reviewing technological tools to help keep you secure. But there’s a saying that goes “built something more idiot proof and they’ll build a better idiot.” Not to call anybody names, but a modicum of common sense Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 20

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: use HTTPS everywhere I’ve already touched on encryption in this series, so you’re aware of the importance of scrambling your data. I’ve also briefly touched on encryption of your data in transit using HTTPS. So today’s tip is a quick and easy one in which you Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 19

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: manage your privacy while browsing I’m sure it comes as no surprise that your browsing habits are tracked regularly by multiple sites. If you look at your cookies in your browser of choice right now, there are probably hundreds to thousands of cookies stored there. Those cookies Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 18

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: use ad-blockers First and foremost, I use a lot of free services on the internet. And I know many of those services rely on advertising revenue to remain in business. However, as somebody who assesses risk for a living, I look at the pros and cons of Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 17

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: review your connected accounts Many websites allow you to sign in using your credentials from another service (like Google, Facebook, or Twitter). While this is convenient, depending on what you agreed to when you connected the account, they may be seeing more information or have more Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 16

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: be careful what you post It seems obvious to say you don’t want to give away personal information online, but it’s surprising the information you can find about people with a simple search. When you think about “personal information”, a few obvious things come to mind: Read more…