Worrying about data privacy isn’t enough: Here’s how to own your online presence

“Who has access to my data?” If you’ve asked yourself this question and can’t help but feel concerned, you are not alone. According to a National Cyber Security Alliance study from 2016, more than 90% of American internet users worry to some extent about their data privacy. For almost 70% of the surveyed Americans, their … More Worrying about data privacy isn’t enough: Here’s how to own your online presence

Black Friday approaches milestone. How to e-shop safely

This year’s Black Friday is predicted to be historic. If Deloitte’s analysts are right, more people than ever before will hunt for deals and shop online. It will also be the first time shoppers will spend just as much money in the virtual realm as in bricks and mortar stores. The same survey estimates that … More Black Friday approaches milestone. How to e-shop safely

Secure your router: How to help prevent the next internet takedown

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of webcams? After the Dyn DDoS last month, this is a question on the minds of a lot of security people. Someone recently asked me if we shouldn’t adopt a new name for the Internet of Things (IoT) because the existing term is too vague. I responded … More Secure your router: How to help prevent the next internet takedown

Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure

Ransomware is malicious software that criminals use to hold computers or computer files to ransom, demanding payment from victims to get them back. Sadly, ransomware is an increasingly popular way for malware authors to extort money from companies and consumers alike. Paying criminals is never a good idea, even when it seems expedient. Ransomware authors … More Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure