Tuesday, May 7 was Password Day, as Intel, McAfee, the Department of Homeland Security and others provided tips and advice regarding strong password creation and memorization. The following is a partial transcript edited for brevity and clarity.
Jeff Bermant, Founder and CEO of Virtual World Computing, offers a number of tools and tips to provide for safe web browsing and to protect children from victmization, online and off.
Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, offers the infographic on children and mobile safety, "Keeping Up with Kids' Apps." It includes four things your kid's apps might do -- but might not tell you.
Michael Waksman, CEO of Jetico, a company that provides military-standard data protection software to the U.S. Department of Defense, offers his tips on how exactly to make your passwords 'long and strong'.
As a user, if you have never taken Facebook's impact on your privacy, reputation and security seriously, it's now time to do so.
When you work with personal data on a Windows computer, your privacy and identity are at risk. We will show you a few basic things you should keep in mind, to make sure your privacy and identity are always protected.
As businesses and organizations upgrade to the newest wireless devices, every day thousands of used mobile devices are being replaced and companies run the risk of inadvertently compromising confidential internal information contained on these devices.
Consumers today cannot avoid all risks, but there are a number of practical steps they can take to minimize the threats of viruses, credit card fraud and identity theft.
Every day, kids face a myriad of online decisions- which friend requests to accept, whether to forward time-limited and self-destructing images (have you heard of Snapchat?), whether to talk to someone online they don't know, even whether to join classmates in bullying someone.
With the rise of big data come big challenges, including how to deal with increasingly challenging privacy issues. To help protect information, which has become the currency of the 21st century, here are 10 resolutions for your enterprise to adopt in 2013.
Data Privacy Day is approaching, and as part of our awareness campaign, we wanted to review some of the best practices for safe password selection and management. It is surprising but true that even in today’s security-conscious environment, the word “password” and the sequence “123456” remain some of the most common passwords!
Getting a backup can be a hard thing to do because you don't know where to start. But don't give up just yet!
As increasing amounts of personal data are held on small, mobile devices, the risk of having that data stolen is also increasing.
Protection and separation of personal and public data in transit, in storage and at rest should not require extensive education and behavioral modification.
Symantec's mission to inspire confidence in a connected world requires that we ensure both our own operations and those of our customers are safe and secure. As the leading global information security company, this is not an easy task.
Teachers and parents need to commit to protecting their kids’ smartphones and teaching them how to use them safely. These 5 tips will help parents, teachers and kids work together to use the classroom as a place to learn how to take advantage of mobile opportunities while preventing the risks.
While the primary concern is always being able to provide shelter and food for you and your loved ones during severe weather, it is also important to have a plan in place for when your technology devices stop working.
In addition to supporting this National Cyber Security Alliance campaign and showing our commitment to cybersecurity through our involvement with the Champions program, miiCard is using this month to remind our members how to keep safe in their different online activities from shopping, social and dating to banking.
Looking past how cell-phone crazy this generation of kids has become, one question still remains – when can your child handle a mobile phone and the responsibilities that come with owning a phone?
We store our email and social accounts, access to mobile banking, photos, contacts and more, on our smartphones – so protecting it is more important than ever!
Airports, restaurants, coffee shops, businesses, dentists, libraries and even public parks offer public access to Wi-Fi for free. But surfing unsecured hotspots can open your data pipeline to some very unsavory characters.
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
A typical child in the 21st century is practically raised on technology.
In today's hyper-connected society, it seems that everyone knows just about everything about everyone. The amount of personal information we share online is staggering.
When you work with sensitive data, no matter what field you're in, regular cyber security checks are a must. Practicing routine 'cyber hygiene' will help protect against spillage or loss of your sensitive data.
We recently featured a blog post about the importance of setting bank alerts to prevent identity theft. Often times, the most convenient option for consumers is mobile alerts, which sends a text message to the account holder when their account is charged.
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has launched a national Cyber Security Pledge campaign to encourage citizens to declare their commitment to using good practices for staying safe on the Internet.
Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to protect business and government assets and networks from cyber attacks.
Now that this unusually hot summer is coming to a close, you may be going back to school with a new computer, or you may be the parent of such a student. No doubt you know that you should install a good antivirus program. What more do you need to know? Ever heard of rogue antivirus? If you use a PC, you are particularly vulnerable to this pernicious attack.
Over the last year, a trend has emerged in these complaints: consumers are being increasingly victimized by online businesses that aggressively market their services as one thing but bury in the fine print their actual services, which are far less desirable.
Reputable software publishers want you to use their software and recommend it to other people. This is why they spend money creating a quality product with good technical support.
Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, the last thing you want to think about is having your identity stolen.
There are steps that we can take to help prevent things like cyberbullying on social networking sites.
While finding a job today is hard, job-related scams and schemes seem to be all around us. To prevent job seekers from going through the pain of dealing with some of the more common online job scams, the SiteJabber community has flagged some common types of sites that are best avoided.