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Aug 12, 2014 6:31am
When it comes to tightening your Internet and computer privacy security, one crucial step you can take is to learn more about how your online activities leave confidential traces behind on your hard drive.
May 29, 2014 4:31pm
Why are tablet owners the top target of identity thieves? One reason is the unique design features of tablets make them perfect for sharing.
May 8, 2014 7:00am
Data privacy is something that can be built into systems, taught to users of systems and valued by good old fashioned entrepreneurial techniques. All it takes is a little know how, creativity and the desire to build respect for data about people into technical solutions and organizations.
May 5, 2014 8:00am
Cloud computing is used by virtually every organization because it's a convenient way to use applications and share data in a web-based environment. But there are also risks to consider, says Private WiFi's Jared Howe.
Apr 7, 2014 8:30am
Private WiFi's Jillian Ryan delves into the data from its latest study by Harris Poll identifying WiFi users, practices and risks, and shares it all in a new infographic. A version of this blog appeared on Private WiFi's blog on April 3.
Mar 24, 2014 6:30pm
By now, we hope you know that hackers can steal your sensitive information any time you connect to a public WiFi network. But what you may not know is how fast they can do it. That's what WAFB 9 demonstrated in a hacking experiment on a university hotspot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. What happened should be a wakeup call for hotspot users everywhere.
Mar 11, 2014 2:30pm
Recent surveys have revealed how generations view and address online safety and security concerns differently, writes Private WiFi's Jared Howe. A version of this blog originally appeared on Private WiFi's blog on March 6, 2014.
Feb 6, 2014 7:15am
"Smiling feels easy and natural. However, this action is quite elaborate from a structural point of view," writes Jetico CEO Michael Waksman. "So the key to making data privacy more accessible would be to use software that allows encryption to be performed easily and naturally without even thinking about it."
Jan 24, 2014 2:05pm
"To avoid accidentally selling your identity on eBay or providing access to your bank accounts in the form of a broken tablet in the trash, you need to take secure measures to wipe the data clean," writes Frank Milia of IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG). "The good news is that many of the drive manufacturers have provided secure erasure utilities built into the disks."
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am
SpiderOak's Chip Black takes a look back at Ted Nelson's seminal 1974 works on computing and how they're relevant as ever in online privacy discussions 40 years later.
Jan 21, 2014 9:00am
In the first two installments of the Better Business Bureau's "Privacy Basics for the Savvy Small Business" series, Frances Henderson, CIPP, offered tips on reviewing and retooling your privacy policy and internal privacy practices. This final post highlights the privacy implications of activities your small business may engage in as it expands its reach - hosting online ads, expanding overseas, and launching a mobile app.
Jan 21, 2014 7:30am
"It's the start of a new year -- a time to look at our habits with fresh eyes, make positive changes and tackle life with renewed energy and enthusiasm," writes Linnette Attai of iKeepSafe. "It's also a great time to take a look at your digital footprint, and those of your children, and see if there are changes to be made there as well."
Jan 9, 2014 7:30am
Heather M. Federman, Policy & Outreach Director at the Online Trust Alliance, provides her New Year "data resolutions" for businesses to open 2014.
Dec 19, 2013 12:00pm
Reputation.com's Leslie Hobbs covers how to create a positive personal and professional presence online. "The potential to make the Internet work for you exists," she writes. "it just requires a bit of legwork and a lot of thought."
Dec 17, 2013 7:05am
Frances Henderson, CIPP, and Emma Fletcher, CIPP, deliver the second installment in the Council of Better Business Bureaus' series, "Privacy Basics for the Savvy Small Business", by discussing how companies should approach reviewing and updating their privacy policies.
Dec 12, 2013 7:20am
"In the Digital Age, one way a victim can start to feel empowered again is through controlling her privacy," writes Reputation.com's Leslie Hobbs, who offers some guidance that anyone can use to guard their personal information.
Dec 10, 2013 7:30am
In her second entry in the Data Privacy Day guest blog series, iKeepSafe's Linnette Attai expands on the conversation around data security and schools with a new paper that outlines concerns and serves as a guide for dialogue on assessing and implementing systems and practices.
Dec 5, 2013 7:01am
Privacy specialist Andrew McDevitt of AvePoint explains why the global privacy community should rally around Data Privacy Day this January 28: to heighten public awareness of privacy concerns and promote strong data stewardship practices among individuals and businesses.
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am
Private Wifi and the Identity Theft Resource Center have released a new infographic, "The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe on Public Wifi", which offers insight into about the overall consumer privacy beliefs in WiFi hotspots.
Nov 26, 2013 7:40am
David Dahl, director of development for the Crypton.io project at data encryption and storage service provider SpiderOak, provides the strategies he follows at home to maintain greater control over his online privacy.
Nov 20, 2013 6:36am
"Smart companies - the ones that are looking not just one quarter from now or one year from now - are anticipating the rise of the New Privacy," writes Reputation.com's Leslie Hobbs. "So what should companies do to start down that path?"
Nov 19, 2013 4:00am
"Whether your small business sells goods and services online, or you’re simply using your website to market to your customers, having a quality website privacy policy can build consumer trust and distinguish your business in a crowded online marketplace," writes Frances Henderson, CIPP, from the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Nov 14, 2013 6:30am
Linnette Attai from iKeepSafe delves into the issue of how schools protect the student data they collect, and a new iKeepsafe resource, "Data Privacy and Schools: Outlining the Conversation." The paper is a launching pad for dialogue about how schools collect and manage student data, with the ultimate aim of easing the development of successful and compliant partnerships with third-party technology partners.
Nov 12, 2013 6:25am
"Sharing your personal data can very much color your reputation, especially online," says Leslie Hobbs of Reputation.com. "In fact, the two often go hand-in-hand so take a judicious approach to revealing your personal details. Here's how."
Nov 12, 2013 6:10am
If you could ask a hacker how to protect yourself from his or her intrusions into your devices and data, what would you ask? McAfee's Taylor Tompkins details her first encounter with a white-hat hacker.
Nov 7, 2013 8:59am
"Privacy advocates, regulators and others raise worthwhile concerns about the growing Internet of Things," writes guest blogger Jason Meyer. "What happens when the data these devices capture about us misrepresents us or include errors that skew our profiles?"
Oct 31, 2013 8:15am
Tom Flynn, Vice President, Identity and Access Security, at Gemalto North America shares a new infographic naming the top five threats facing eBanking in the United States, but most importantly, the four tips the public should follow to thwart them.
Sep 4, 2013 12:21pm
Armor for Android security researcher James Green breaks down the mobile threat landscape to Android OS and importance of updates to protect your device from infection.
Aug 4, 2013 11:55pm
Karen Clark of SecurityChoice.com looks at how pop culture, and one summer movie in particular, opens the door to talking to pre-teens and teens about safe online behavior.
Jul 16, 2013 7:00am
McAfee blogger Taylor Tompkins looks at how to adjust the settings for downloading apps on some of today's most popular smartphones.
Jun 24, 2013 11:07am
Tech consultant Geoff Kenyon offers five ways to protect your personal information when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, including a digital security quiz to evaluate how well you safeguard your identity.
Jun 10, 2013 9:30am
Philip Alexander, founder of Data Privacy Network, offers advice on how you can protect your identity and personal information while on summer vacation.
May 30, 2013 1:02pm
John Skorick, Founder and CEO of personal privacy company MyAKA.com, LLC, discusses how your mobile phone number can be an access point to invading your privacy, and methods to securing both.
May 7, 2013 2:02pm
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.
Apr 24, 2013 11:30am
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.
Apr 3, 2013 1:00pm
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.
Mar 4, 2013 9:58am
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'.
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am
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.
Jan 31, 2013 9:15am
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.
Jan 30, 2013 9:30am
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.
Jan 29, 2013 8:00am
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.
Jan 25, 2013 6:15am
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.
Jan 24, 2013 8:00am
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.
Jan 18, 2013 8:30am
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!
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am
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!
Dec 19, 2012 8:00am
As increasing amounts of personal data are held on small, mobile devices, the risk of having that data stolen is also increasing.
Nov 20, 2012 5:16am
Protection and separation of personal and public data in transit, in storage and at rest should not require extensive education and behavioral modification.
Nov 2, 2012 8:49am
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.
Nov 1, 2012 10:05am
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.
Oct 31, 2012 6:08am
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.
Oct 29, 2012 8:00am
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.
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am
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?
Sep 25, 2012 7:22am
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!
Sep 9, 2012 1:08pm
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.
Aug 14, 2012 10:56am
Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.
Jul 12, 2012 2:06pm
A typical child in the 21st century is practically raised on technology.
Jan 26, 2012 9:30am
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.
Jan 13, 2012 11:16am
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.
Nov 28, 2011 9:00am
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.
Sep 23, 2011 4:42pm
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.
Sep 14, 2011 2:40pm
Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to protect business and government assets and networks from cyber attacks.
Sep 1, 2011 9:39am
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.
Aug 25, 2011 2:37pm
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.
Jul 27, 2011 4:33pm
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.
Jul 12, 2011 9:30am
Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, the last thing you want to think about is having your identity stolen.
Jun 3, 2011 9:27am
There are steps that we can take to help prevent things like cyberbullying on social networking sites.
May 20, 2011 11:19am
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.
Mar 22, 2011 3:10pm
Being a victim of fraud can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. Not only do you have to worry about the financial implications of the fraud, many people feel embarrassed for having fallen victim.