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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

Phishing – Don’t get Hooked!

A good bit of information and infographic from Digital Guardian. Phishing attacks are by no means a new issue, but rather one that has plagued individuals and businesses for many years. In fact, the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

2-Step Verification

This week’s topic is 2-Step Verification. The Tip It’s easier than you think for someone to steal your password Any of these common actions could put you at risk of having your password stolen: Using the same password on more

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) is built upon the fact that the internet is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility. Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public

Passwords vs Passphrases

Welcome to the first in what we hope to make a weekly series of Cybersecurity tips. This week’s topic is Passwords and Passphrases. The condensed version is, “passwords are bad, passphrases are better”. This is a ‘b@dPas3Word!’. ‘This is a

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