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#Cybersecurity is not an App! Yoda and Padawan

Jan 07 2016
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#‎Cybersecurity‬ is not an App! A process it is, daily steps it takes my young padawan. Learn to ‪#‎KeepItSecure‬ and be ‪#‎CyberAware‬ ‪#‎SID2016‬ amzn.to/1ME6h9c

#Cybersecurity is not an App!

Jan 06 2016
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#Cybersecurity is not an App! Rome wasn’t built in a day; neither is security. Learn to #KeepItSecure and be #CyberAware #SID2016 amzn.to/1ME6h9c

Why Don't Many Online Retailers Enforce Complex Passwords?

Nov 19 2015
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Why don't online retailers, banks, or other financial institutions for that matter require users to choose a complex password? This is something that puzzles many security professionals. I do not know the answer but I've got a few thoughts. Let me know if any of these resemble your behavior or attitude when it comes to passwords.

Cybersecurity is not an App!

Nov 17 2015
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Cybersecurity is not an app, it's a habit. Change your habits not your app. Be more #CyberAware.

Special Edition of Cybersecurity for Everyone With Your Organization's Logo

Nov 10 2015
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Cybersecurity for Everyone was written to address the needs of everyday Internet users who make up the largest demographic using both computers and mobile computing devices. Everyday Internet users are not IT or Cybersecurity professionals, they don’t have a degree in computer science yet they are using IT devices daily. In today’s Internet connected world where many organizations provide invaluable services to their customers worldwide it is important for everyone to work together to ensure our mutual security. This principal was espoused by President Obama through his Presidential Proclamation leading into the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this past October.  He said, “When our Nation's intellectual property is stolen, it harms our economy, and when a victim experiences online theft, fraud, or abuse, it puts all of us at risk.” Last summer we heard about the cyber-attack on JPMorgan Chase where 76 million household and seven million small busines ...

Signal App for iPhone & Android

Nov 04 2015
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If you like your privacy and use text and/or talk to others using a VoIP app over your phone then you should check out "Signal". If you were already using it with your iPhone or were using "TextSecure" on your Android phone then you need to get the update if you haven't already. Signal combines secure texting and secure phone calls to other Signal users. If you are an Apple user and want to be able to text privately with Android users then you need Signal. Signal, unlike Apple's iMessage will allow you to text and talk securely with other users who have it installed on either an iPhone or an Android. Apple's iMessage will only give you secure texting with other iMessage users so Signal allows you to cross the digital divide and increase your privacy when chatting with anyone who also uses Signal. You do not need to use a separate messaging app if the person you are chatting with doesn't use Signal so don't worry about compatibility issues. Go ahead and start enjoying secure texting and ...

Why You Should Consider Using a Personal VPN Service

Nov 01 2015
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What exactly is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service and how can I use one without setting up my own network? Since this is a two-part question we’ll look at each independently and go from there.

Day 31 #NCSAM - Review of Some Resources Shared this Month #CyberAware

Oct 31 2015
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I thought about sharing another well thought out blog post and then decided to go in a different direction. There have been so many good things shared this month I decided to give you a recap. Check out these links for information on topics that may interest you.