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Tee Jay

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…

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…

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…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 15

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: be careful in email In reality, you should be careful and pay attention to all the information you post or share, links you click, or attachments you open online; not just in emails. But most people use…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 14

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: protect your lockscreen I don’t even need to mention how important protecting your mobile device is … this is the third day of tips dedicated to them. And while it’s convenient to have notifications displayed on…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 13

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: enable “find my phone” features This will be quick and to the point. As I mentioned yesterday, we pretty much carry our lives on our mobile devices. If you’ve never lost a phone, or even just…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 12

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: lock your mobile device Most of us carry (or have access to) everything in our phones: bank account, personal contacts, social media, and more. You’re basically walking around with a mobile computer, and should treat it…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 11

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: use a VPN I’ve already posted about the importance of encryption, but that focused on your “data at rest” – your hard drives and mobile device. Today’s tip is about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) which encrypts your…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 10

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: be careful with public wifi and hotspots Of course we’re all wary of public wifi, aren’t we? We never just join a hotspot at a cafe because it happens to have the same name as the cafe, right?…

Cybersecurity Advent – Day 09

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: secure your home wifi/router If you don’t have high-speed internet at home, today’s tip probably won’t be for you. Also, how do you survive? Anyway, here are some things you can do to shore up your home wifi…