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Ensure tech-savvy kids are safe online

Today, kids are online from an early age for education tools, games and connecting socially with peers. While parents want to make sure that children behave in a safe and secure way, it can be difficult to navigate kids’ security since older generations didn’t necessarily grow up with the same technology access at their fingertips.… Continue reading →



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Social engineering – A hacker’s psychological attack

According to cybersecurity experts at the SANS Institute, your best defense against social engineering is common sense. Believe it or not, hackers have learned that the easiest way to hack into a person’s computer or account is by tricking them into making a mistake. The cybersecurity world is using the term social engineering to describe… Continue reading →



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What’s the passphrase?

To prevent hacking, we are often prompted to create “strong” passwords, which may include a numeric figure or symbol. But, have you ever considered going a step farther and using a passphrase? According to a SANS Institute newsletter, passphrases are, “Phrases or simple sentences that are easy to remember, but hard to hack.” The example… Continue reading →



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How to keep online accounts and social media safe

During a time when technology is fast-changing and constantly evolving, staying current with online safety measures is difficult. Add on social media, and you have a plethora of cybersecurity advice to keep straight. As a refresher, here are four key steps to stay safe online, followed by a few updates to keep in mind when… Continue reading →



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Cybersecurity roundup

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so we’re offering readers a recap of the most important cybersecurity posts we’ve put together courtesy of The SANS Institute. In today’s digital age, when most communication occurs via the internet, it’s imperative that people take precaution. Preventing a potential phishing attack Email serves as one of the main… Continue reading →



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