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Where To Keep Your Data, And Why

This week’s topic is Where to keep your data, and why. It is more an information piece geared to getting you think, than a simple tip. The Tip These days, many of us work on laptops and take our work

Special Security Alert – Spear Phishing

In the last 48 hours, a huge increase in very sophisticated phishing emails are being reported by several major industry partners in the US and Canada, including finance, business and higher education. What is making these these ‘Spear’ Phishing attempts

Check Before You Click

The Tip Did you know that many viruses and other forms of compromise can now be spread just by visiting a website? This makes it more important than ever to be careful what you click on! The Detail Potentially harmful

Fraud Prevention Month

The Tip This week’s tip is not so much a tip as it is a public information message. Fraud Prevention Month is an annual campaign held in March that aims to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud. The Detail

5 Tips to Securing Your Webcam

The Tip January 28 was Data Privacy Day. Read this post about the importance of securing your webcam and protecting your privacy. This is a guest-post by Marc Saltzman, who has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a

The Culture of Security

This week’s topic is The Culture of Security The Tip Our community has its own culture. We have a standardized method of communication. We have dress codes. We have expectations, rules, and a collective personality that exists in the university.

The 10 Tenets of OpSec

From Beazley Breach Response Services and Lodestone Security Operations Security, or OpSec, is the mindset of using secure practices. Practicing OpSec helps keep us safe from ne’er-do-wells. Secure your space Don’t leave sensitive documents out when away from your workspace. Lock

Mobile Device Security, Are You Doing Enough?

This week’s topic is Mobile Device Security, Are You Doing Enough? The Tip Most of us don’t think about it, but chances are your smart phone is more precious than your wallet or your keys, and in many cases, your

Email Privacy, is it really?

This week’s topic is Email Privacy, is it really? The Tip There’s an old saying that email is about as secure as a postcard. Is that still true? The answer is yes and no. For most of us most of

Patch, Patch, Patch – You need to stay up-to-date

This week’s topic is Patch, Patch, Patch – You need to stay up-to-date The Tip There are going to be a lot of updates released in the weeks to come for your phone, your tablet, your computers… it is more

USB Flash Drive Security – It’s Important

USB drives are so pervasive in today’s world of technology, that it’s all too easy to become blasé to the many risks in using this very useful and ubiquitous technology. Risks inherent with USB Flash Drives fall into two broad

Password Managers – You should be using one

This week’s topic is Password Managers – You should be using one The Tip The majority of us use not-so-strong passwords, and reuse them on different sites. After all, how are you supposed to use and remember strong and unique

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