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Are Your Teens Safe Online?

"It's 11pm and you decide to check in on your 15 year old daughter before you call it a night. As you make small talk, you realize she's fully engaged in her phone bouncing from Snapchat to Instagram to Twitter. Her phone is blowing up with snaps and you...

The American Dream

The American dream. Depending on who you talk to or even what century it is can determine what that dream looks like.

Not to Scare You but...

Covid-19. If you’re just waking up from an 18-month long nap; first off, welcome back. Secondly, you’re in for a real treat. March of 2020, we saw what most of the population would have assumed was impossible, the entire world shut down. Businesses came...

Four Risks and Solutions When Using QR Codes

If you've been out to eat in the last year, there's a high chance you saw a virtual or touchless menu option offered at a restaurant. What you saw was likely a Quick Response, or QR, code, and despite their controversial history, they've become widely...

How to Talk to Your IT Admin About Compliance

Have you ever tried bringing up compliance with an IT Admin? It usually ends up in one of two ways. The first is that the administrator’s eyes will glaze over as they begrudgingly accept their fate to add yet another responsibility onto their already...

Why FERPA Isn’t Enough to Keep Student Data Safe

The new school year marks the end of summer and while some schools are returning to in person learning, the Delta Variant has many sticking to virtual classrooms. Over the last year and a half, we learned that the education industry, like many others,...

What You Should Know About CISA’s New Joint Cyber Defense Initiative

On August 5th, at the Black Hat USA conference, newly appointed director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Jen Easterly, called for a partnership between the government and private sectors. Officially titled the Joint Cyber...

Awareness ≠ Behavior Change

Let’s face it: the term “Security Awareness Training” has most people’s eyes glazing over on sight. For some, those words even bring about memories of past failed attempts at shifting how employees view their role in security. They are often a stark...

Our Connected World Invites Attackers, Here’s How to Keep Them Out

Today people are always online no matter the time or place. This convenience is an essential part of doing business. Constant connection does come with a cost - increased risks for cyberattacks. In business, connectivity has become a necessity you must...

Why Every SMB Needs a Cybersecurity Roadmap

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are at risk of experiencing a cyberattack now more than ever. In fact, SMBs are a top target of cybercriminals now that there are more remote workers, cloud services, and internet-connected devices than ever...

Stop Spam From Flooding Your Inbox

Spam – We all get it. We all hate it. It can flood our inboxes and cause us to miss important messages. We all know someone, or maybe you are someone who has 50,000 plus unopened emails on a personal account. That is often due to giving an email out too...

How to Know If the Employee Training Program Is Working

Studies show that companies are spending a lot of time and money on employee training. So, we know that companies care about getting employees up to speed, but the real question is: "Is it working?" There are multiple ways to measure the effectiveness of...

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