What Not to Post On Social Media

Many of the tips this blog provides are active measures to protect yourself from cyber security threats. However, sometimes less is more. You can be super secure with your security setup, then blow it all away by oversharing on social media. Here's a list of items you should avoid posting on social media sites like … Continue reading What Not to Post On Social Media

Tech Tip: Traveling Securely

Part 1: Cyber Security Millions of people travel through airports and airlines for business or personal reasons every day, and most of them will carry a laptop, smart phone or some other device during their travels. When you and your devices are in motion, particularly while going across international borders, you and your devices are … Continue reading Tech Tip: Traveling Securely

State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Every year, except for the first year of a new president's term, the President of the United States makes an address to a joint session of congress reporting on the status of America's economy and detailing his or her's administrations policy goals for the upcoming year. This address is called the State of the Union. … Continue reading State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Best Free Antivirus Security Suites

In previous posts, I've repeatedly driven the point that having up-to-date antivirus protection on your machine is a must. Some of you might not want to shell out $70-120 for antivirus services. While the paid services are generally much higher end and better quality than free antivirus programs, even free antivirus is better than no … Continue reading Best Free Antivirus Security Suites

Tech Tip: Using a VPN to Secure Your Internet Usage

Online privacy is of serious concern to many users of the internet. In today's age, the public should be wary of hackers, spy agencies and governments trying to tap into users online activities in order to monitor their sessions or steal their information. With the increased focus on information security and narrative control by many … Continue reading Tech Tip: Using a VPN to Secure Your Internet Usage

Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

In the modern era, services involving sensitive information, such as shopping and banking, are commonly conducted over the internet. However, many of us are not careful enough with accessing our banking accounts or inputting credit card and social security information while utilizing these services. Here's a couple of steps you can take to ensure that … Continue reading Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

NIST and the New Standards of Password Security

When it comes to password policies, most organizations have similar rules about what qualifies as a good password. Normally, they require a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case, lower case, numeric and special characters, cannot be one of the five most recent passwords used, and have a maximum age ranging from 30-120 days depending … Continue reading NIST and the New Standards of Password Security