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Use Password Day to renew your online security

Happy Password Day! Or, at least I hope it’s a happy one for you. I know that for many denizens of the online world, today won’t be so happy, and it seems that almost every day there’s a story making headlines that reminds us of this point. One of the latest big Internet security (or […]

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PII and Its Life Cycle in Business

By Robert Siciliano In high school, you learned about pi. Now it’s time to learn about PII. PII stands for personally identifiable information. This can mean an assortment of things, such as name, address, SSN and biometric data such as voice and fingerprint. PII isn’t necessarily very private information, by the way, but often, it […]

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Password Managers First Step in Online Security

By Robert Siciliano There are too many people who use the same passwords for every online account, and this could be one of the most dangerous mistakes that you could do. It is extremely important to have a unique and strong password for any online account, as this is the first step to protect your […]

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Creating a Back-Up Plan for Your Data

By Robert Siciliano I always scratch my head when business people contact their client and say, “I had a computer crash; do you have those files to send?” Whoa! What?? Why? When I describe this to people, I often think about a boxer who is focusing on the big knockout. If they are too focused […]

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Protecting your small business from ransomware

By Robert Siciliano Consider this: You go to pull a certain file from your computer, such as your company’s payroll records. Instead of seeing this file, however, you instead see a message that says “Compromised computer. To open the file, you must pay $400 for file decryption software.” This message is a form of malware […]

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Social Networking Disasters that Strike Small Businesses

By Robert Siciliano There are at least 15 ways that small businesses could become ensnarled by social networking. How many can you name? Knowing what all of these nightmares are means knowing how to prevent them. Ignorance isn’t bliss; it’s misery. Online reputation integrity. Do you keep tabs on your company’s Facebook page to see […]

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Data Breach Protection Made Smart with Two-Factor Authentication

By Robert Siciliano There are ways you can protect yourself or your company from a data breach. Don’t assume this is an unsurmountable task just because so many “big” outfits get slammed with data breaches. Though it’s been said that sooner or later, an enterprise will get hacked, the truth is, many will never get […]

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Creating Security Awareness: a Primer

By Robert Siciliano In your dreams: Sensitive customer data is impenetrable, hardware is secure, and every single IT specialist has the resources and funds to carry this out. Pinch yourself to wake up to the reality: No matter how secure the non-human end of things are, the existence of people will always mean the potential […]

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11 Tips to Secure Mobile Devices and Client Data

By Robert Siciliano You have employees. They bring smartphones to work. All is fine, right? Wrong. First of all, the second an employee brings their personal mobile device to work, you can bet there will be a fusion of personal and business affairs. Recently 2,000 office workers were surveyed. Here are some of the findings: How […]

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How Password Managers Make Your Accounts Secure

By Robert Siciliano Many people make mistakes when choosing passwords, and they will use the same password from site to site. To assure safety, it is important to use a strong, unique password on each site you use. How do you make this easy? Use a password manager. According to a recent survey from uSamp, which […]

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