Virtual Reality on the Verge of a Breakthrough

Virtual reality (or VR) has been featured in science fiction for decades. After several failed attempts to commercialize the technology in the 80s and 90s, VR is finally on the verge of a major breakthrough. The VR industry has benefited from more and more powerful computers, the shrinking size of electronics, and huge multi-billion dollar […]

Guidelines to help keep your children safe online

As an adult, it’s a struggle to stay secure online—creating strong passwords, maintaining a basic knowledge of malicious online content, and knowing what to post and what not to post on social media accounts.  As a parent, this struggle can become almost impossible.  At this point, you’re not only trying to keep yourself secure, but […]

How Does Encryption Work?

Information security is provided on computers and over the Internet by a variety of methods, but the most popular form of security relies on encryption. So what’s encryption? It’s the process of encoding information in such a way that only the person (or computer) with the key can decode it. Nowadays, it’s easy to buy and sell goods all […]

6 tips to work better from home

In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in home-based workers, among the self-employed as well as telecommuting employees who work for traditional businesses. Whether you work for yourself or an established employer, you are likely to face obstacles in adapting to working in a home-based environment. Here are a few tips that might […]

Protect Your Business, The Importance of Strong Password

It’s simple. Make sure that your passwords are strong and unique. Don’t use your birth date, phone number, social security number, family members name or your pet’s name – these can be easily guessed by a cyber crook usually just by looking over your social profiles. It’s also important that you don’t reuse passwords between your accounts or […]

3 daily habits you should pick up today

  As a business professional, you’re constantly pulled in a million different directions. As soon as one task is crossed off the list, another action item rises up to replace it. And if it’s not something work-related, there’s always something personal that’s in need of attention, as well. Because of this constant struggle, it’s important […]

9 red flags to help you Identify a phishie email

Would you know if you were the subject of a phishing attack? Many people claim that they’d be able to tell right away if they received an email from an illegitimate source. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be 1.5 million new phishing sites every month, a 65% increase in attacks in the last year, and hackers […]

Why are phishing campaigns so rampant despite awareness from media coverage?

While the number of people falling for sending personal information to the crown prince of Nigeria in hopes of receiving his promised wealth and riches seems to be dropping, phishing remains a major issue. In fact, the number of phishing campaigns pursued by hackers around the world increased 65% in the last year. What exactly is […]

Home Smart Home

In the past several years, there’s been a lot of talk about “Smart Homes” and “The Internet of Things” but the reality of it seemed elusive. No more. It’s now safe to say that a genuine Smart Home is no longer a futuristic concept.   We are featuring a few Smart Home products here that […]

Employees bringing increased security risks to the workplace

You can have every piece of security hardware in the books: firewall, backup disaster recovery device, anti-virus; but your employees will still be the biggest vulnerability in your organization when it comes to phishing attacks. How do you mitigate as much risk as possible? Create and Strictly Enforce a Password Policy: Passwords should be complex, randomly generated, and replaced regularly. […]