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Static Code Analysis – A Developer’s Best Friend

With computer hackings and cyber attacks rising exponentially worldwide, organizations are struggling to clearly define their security strategies. Applications are becoming more and more advanced with their functionality, but they are also allowing hackers to access sensitive user information (data theft) or even carry out Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Static Code Analysis – A […]

Teaching Kids About Passwords

Passwords are not going away anytime soon. If kids don’t learn basic password management skills for the devices, apps, sites and games they use, we’re setting our kids up for long-term failure from a security perspective. The security skills kids learn today are extremely important as passwords (in some form) will most likely be used […]

Social Media Sign In: Risk or Reward?

These days every website seems to require a password. In truth, I have lost track of the total number of accounts and passwords I have. When you find yourself needing to sign up for the 79th time, it can be quite exhilarating to be offered the ability to sign on using Facebook, LinkedIn or another network […]

Protecting Your Children on the Computer and Internet

The Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (2013) by the Crimes Against Children Research Center informs us that many children report that they have received an unwanted sexual solicitation via the Web. That is a shocking, to say the least. See the report and others about teens and their experiences on the internet at the […]

You Can Help Prevent Cyberbullying

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time when we bring awareness to cyber security in hopes of making the Internet safer and more secure for everyone. It would be a disservice to ignore a growing trend of the Internet as a haven for cyberbullying, particularly with teens. According to the Cyberbully Research Center the […]

One Phish, Two Phish, Bad Phish: Don’t Click!

You’ve most likely heard about an online threat called phishing. Although it’s been around for many years, it’s still a pretty big security issue. While there are all kinds of threats on the Internet, many people find phishing to be one of the most worrisome ones because it is so common, and because it seems […]

Older Adults Can Navigate Their Way to Being #CyberAware

For a lot of older adults, adopting digital technology – and learning how to navigate and use the Internet as a fundamental part of that – can be a daunting task. Many express similar reservations about taking their first steps towards crossing the so-called “digital divide” that separates the current generation from previous ones. But […]

Is Cyber Security Just Another IT Project? #CyberAware

This blog is not going to try to scare you with real world stories of hackers taking over a company’s network and dragging it to its knees. For that, you can watch the USA Network’s critically acclaimed series, Mr. Robot (and you really should watch every episode). The intent of this blog is to demonstrate […]

Being #CyberAware in the Online Marketplace

Just about everything is online these days. Many of the items that used to require going to a store to purchase can now be acquired from the comfort of your living room or on the go with your smartphone or tablet. Shopping isn’t the only thing that can be done online, either. It’s also possible […]

Mozilla Hack Highlights 2 Basic Security Mantras

Mozilla announced on Friday, September 4, that a hack of their Bugzilla bugtracker enabled unauthorized access to data about unpatched bugs. By using this insider’s knowledge of Firefox’s weaknesses the bad guys were able to exploit at least one bug before it was patched. In other words, bad guys found a way to get in […]