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Why a Child’s Identity and ID Information is the #1 Target for Some Cybercriminals 

Why a Child’s Identity and ID Information is the #1 Target for Some Cybercriminals 

As reported in a study by Carnegie Mellon University, children were 51 times more likely than adults to be victims of identity theft…

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Out of nearly 160,000 reported cyber incidents affecting businesses in 2017, 93 percent could have been prevented by following basic security measures such as regularly updating software, blocking fake email messages, using email authentication, and training employees, a new report claims.

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

This article...does 4 important things. 1. It states the obvious, that password only authentication is an extremely inadequate from of authentication; 2. It lists roughly 30 commonly used sites and accounts that offer two-step authentication; 3. It walks the reader through how to set up a two-step verification system on each of these accounts (including videos and screenshots); and 4. It discusses the inconvenience of security. 

What Steps Businesses Should Take In Order To Be GDPR Compliant

What Steps Businesses Should Take In Order To Be GDPR Compliant

"American companies are not exempt – GDPR applies to any business that processes consumer data belonging to EU residents, even if the company is outside the EU and even if the data is collected, stored, secured, and processed outside of outside of the EU."

4 Experts' Tips For Improving Your Small Business Cyber Security

4 Experts' Tips For Improving Your Small Business Cyber Security

How’s your cybersecurity these days? If you’re like most small businesses, it’s probably not that great.

In fact, recent statistics show that fewer than one-fifth of small businesses report their cybersecurity as highly effective. That’s a problem, given that over half of respondents say their small business has undergone a cyberattack or a data breach in the past year.

I am Cyber Cautious... But What About My Children?

I am Cyber Cautious... But What About My Children?

What can you do to avoid an infected computer at home when you have kids around?  You might know you shouldn't click that questionable link in that email to avoid negative consequences but how can you be so sure your child is exercising the same level of caution? Well, you can't be.