How Safe are SMS Text Messages?

Many of us have used SMS (short message service) text messages before. These allow mobile devices to send back and forth short-form text messages, often as an authentication process to send you passcodes to accounts and services you’re trying to access. They can also be used to relay important announcements from companies and brands. WhileContinue reading “How Safe are SMS Text Messages?”

Why You Should Think Twice About Purchasing Smart Doorbells

We live in an era where most common appliances we know and take for granted are now “smart” and connected to the Internet. You might want to reconsider purchasing some that bring with them severe security vulnerabilities. Retailers like Walmart and Amazon are selling “smart doorbells” and other connected devices that bear serious security threatsContinue reading “Why You Should Think Twice About Purchasing Smart Doorbells”

The Massive SolarWinds Hack and What it Means for You

It’s considered one of the biggest, most wide-reaching hacks in American history — U.S. governmental agencies like the State, Treasury and Homeland Security Departments, private companies such as Microsoft and even the city network of Austin, Texas. All were the targets of a major security breach due to malware that infected the Orion software, aContinue reading “The Massive SolarWinds Hack and What it Means for You”

What Does the Riot at the Capitol Mean for Your Security Concerns in 2021?

January 6, 2021 — it is now a day that lives in infamy in the United States. It’s a day that saw an unprecedented riot occur at the U.S. Capitol, with what started as a protest against the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results turn into what’s been deemed a violent insurrection. So far,Continue reading “What Does the Riot at the Capitol Mean for Your Security Concerns in 2021?”

Global Family Offices Say Cybersecurity is Chief Concern

As we near the end of 2020, leaders and in all sectors — from politics to the financial world to the media to healthcare — are taking stock of what influenced their bottom line, what drove the markets and what shaped the world over the past 12 months. While COVID-19 has clearly been the drivingContinue reading “Global Family Offices Say Cybersecurity is Chief Concern”

Why Cybersecurity is Important for Your Brand’s Image

We all know how crucial it is for you and your business that you stay abreast of proper cybersecurity protocols. It is necessary for your safety as well as that of your employees and clients. Beyond that, have you thought of cybersecurity as a central issue of branding? If your company has been the victimContinue reading “Why Cybersecurity is Important for Your Brand’s Image”

Why 2020 Has Been a Bad Year for Cybersecurity

This year has certainly been unprecedented — from political debates to natural disasters to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Central to it all has been how we interact with technology, how it is at the center of day-to-day life and how proper cybersecurity practices are necessary in keeping ourselves and others safe. Now, 2020 is beingContinue reading “Why 2020 Has Been a Bad Year for Cybersecurity”

Why It’s Important You Update Your Device’s Operating System

Anyone who has any kind of smartphone, a Mac or a Dell computer knows that updating your device’s operating system is part of the regular routine. Periodically, your device will receive a notification that a software update is ready. Why is it necessary to click “download?” Not only does it ensure your computer or phoneContinue reading “Why It’s Important You Update Your Device’s Operating System”

Why Climate Change is a Security Issue

Geoff Dabelko, Professor and Associate Dean at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University and Senior Advisor to the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, recently spoke about the impact of climate change on security. According to New Security Beat, the blog of the Wilson Center’s Environmental ChangeContinue reading “Why Climate Change is a Security Issue”

COVID-19 Safety Tips for Cyclists

Since COVID began, cyclists have increased everywhere. Many prefer to ride bikes to work instead of using public transportation. Others find cycling an enjoyable way to get exercise and fresh air. Here are some of the best tips for staying safe on two wheels, from SF Weekly. 1. Wear a face mask Wearing the rightContinue reading “COVID-19 Safety Tips for Cyclists”