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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…

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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 email everyday for both personal and business reasons as well Read more…

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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 your phone’s lockscreen so you can quick check a text Read more…

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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 misplaced it, count yourself lucky; it is not a fun feeling. Read more…

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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 with the same care and consideration as your laptop or Read more…

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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 network traffic between your computer or mobile to the end Read more…

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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 router: Change Default Password. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) probably Read more…

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Cybersecurity Advent – Day 08

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: change your passwords Ideally you’ve chosen and setup a password manager. If not, this part will not be as easy … but still necessary. Changing your passwords will also be a time consuming process but one that should be ongoing in your life. As stated previously, the old school Read more…