SEVEN STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMARTPHONE


Our previous blog posts have examined the various cyber-based threats posed to Smartphones.  In this post, we examine seven steps that you can take to help mitigate those risks:   1. Use Two Factor Authentication:   This is also known as “2FA” for short. Two factor Authentication means that you are using two layers of […]

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4 Reasons Why Online Education is an Effective Tool for Instructors


Many institutions have introduced online learning tools into course content.  According to Online Learning Consortium, about 28 percent of higher education students were enrolled in at least one online course in 2016. With more and more students entering institutions of higher education, online coursework has become an effective tool for instructors as they struggle with […]

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The Top Security Threats to Smartphones – Part 2


In this post, we continue our series on the top threats to Smartphones in 2018. Here is what you need to know about Network Spoofing and Phishing Attacks.   Network Spoofing This Smartphone security vulnerability goes back to the use of public Wi-Fi Hotspots that are found in places like Starbuck’s or Panera Bread.  Before […]

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Pillars of a Secure Organization


Columns, or pillars, have been an architectural staple since as early as 2600 B.C. Every significant civilization of the Iron Age (1300 B.C. to 100 B.C.) used pillars in their architecture. Even to this day, in many instances, those pillars of the Iron Age have proven to withstand the test of time.   Anyone who has traveled […]

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The Top Security Threats to Smartphones


What are the top threats to smartphones in 2018?  There are many of them, and we will be examining them in detail over several blog posts.  We begin with Data Leakage and Unsecured Wi-Fi Hotspots.   1. Data Leakage: This is not a direct attack by a Cyber attacker per se but is a flaw […]

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5 Tips to Avoiding a Data Breach


Small business owners always have a lot on their minds. They are consumed by thoughts about delivering great customer service and keeping products and services on the cutting edge to keep up with competitors.   With all of this on a business owners mind, something that often gets overlooked is security.  Security may be thought […]

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Time to Face the Online Learning Music


Face the Music The phrase, “time to face the music” started appearing in American literature and verbiage in the mid-19th century. The origin of this phrase is unclear, but there are two good possibilities. The first likely origin came from the tradition of a disgraced military officer being drummed out of their regiment. The second […]

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An Introduction to the Public Key Infrastructure


Part three of our Cryptography Series Just using Private Keys is no longer the norm in cryptography today – using a combination of both Public and Private Keys is, and it’s known as “Asymmetric Cryptography.” A type of Asymmetric Cryptography that is deployed widely today is known as the “Public Key Infrastructure,” or PKI for […]

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An Introduction to Public and Private Keys


Part two of our Cryptography Series As discussed in a previous blog post, cryptography is the science of scrambling and unscrambling a message while it is in transit.  The primary purpose of this is to keep the message content safe, in case it is intercepted by a malicious third party.   It is important to […]

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