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November 15, 2018
In this post, Ron Woerner covers various cybersecurity career field options to help you understand the benefits of each, and how you can grow your career as a professional.
August 01, 2018
Sketch Threat offers tips and advice for businesses on how to protect and recover from a rogue IT employee with access to internal systems.
June 20, 2018
Unfortunately, a child’s personal information is particularly susceptible to criminals looking to steal an identity. Although nothing can entirely prevent identity theft, a secure device and a little awareness can go a long way.
February 20, 2018
It is vitally important to consider how compromised online privacy can specifically affect marginalized groups such as the LGBT community.
    February 08, 2018
    Last year, Intel approached Jim Shields of Twist and Shout Media to work on a privacy edition of his wildly successful and tremendously funny Restricted Intelligence training series. Now, anyone can license these episodes for much less than they can create them.
      January 25, 2018
      In this post, we review what consumers should understand about their digital health data and what they can do to protect it and prevent misuse.
        January 24, 2018
        With customers all over the world, every company must be able to demonstrate how they are protecting data privacy to earn the trust of their customers, users, partners and employees. It starts with these three things.
          January 16, 2018
          It’s more important than ever to manage your privacy and keep your information secure. The challenge is knowing what to do.
            January 11, 2018
            AI and robots will cause societal growing pains, but both will largely prove valuable in many industries and applications such as health care, cybersecurity and transportation.
              January 08, 2018
              It's important to understand that connected devices rely on information about us – such as our behaviors and preferences – forming an “Internet of Me” rather than just an Internet of Things.
                December 21, 2017
                Guest authors from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee review different types of health technologies, weigh the benefits and risks and discuss how one's safety and privacy can be affected by exploited vulnerabilities in these technologies.
                  November 09, 2017
                  We are all aware of the recent headlines about major data breaches of personal information and similar cyber incidents. But of all the data that is at risk, a breach of our health information is probably the most concerning.
                    October 25, 2017
                    As a director of security at Facebook, Aanchal Gupta is in a position to help more than 2 billion people feel safe while using the service. Aanchal says it’s her unique experience that helped put her in this position. Here is her story, including some of the lessons that she's learned which led her to this role.
                      October 23, 2017
                      Surely there are few greater calls to adventure in higher ed than an institution's information security. In 2016, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research conducted a study on chief information security officers in higher education.
                        October 20, 2017
                        As our expectations of the internet to enrich our lives and enable our businesses grow, so too does our collective concern about the seemingly threat-infested waters.
                          October 19, 2017
                          Four in 10 American teens say a friend sought help from them because of a negative experience they had online, results of a new Microsoft-sponsored study show.
                            October 13, 2017
                            Cyberbullying has been stereotyped in the media as a problem that occurs with teenagers, cell phones, sexualized photographs and social media. But what happens when cyberbullies graduate and join the workforce?
                              October 12, 2017
                              The old model – putting up security awareness posters in break rooms or making people read policies every year and assuming knowledge will translate to behavior – is broken.
                                October 11, 2017
                                Ultimately, the most powerful way to protect the organization is to create a culture of security.
                                  October 04, 2017
                                  Thankfully, there is plenty you can do to step up your security game and surf the internet with greater peace of mind.
                                    October 03, 2017
                                    Just these five simple behaviors could make a big dent in the online safety universe.
                                      September 05, 2017
                                      This October is the 14th National Cyber Security Awareness Month, otherwise known as NCSAM or #CyberAware Month. Co-founded and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM is a global event focusing on cybersecurity.
                                        July 24, 2017
                                        Here are a few insights about each generation's technology use and tips on how anyone can improve their online security.
                                          June 15, 2017
                                          Citrix ShareFile, a partner of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ campaign, recently created this infographic that discusses the simple tricks hackers use to access your email accounts and how to avoid becoming a victim.
                                            April 04, 2017
                                            Fortunately, there are many ways to protect your home whilst smart home security protocols catch up with the market. Here are some simple but effective ways to protect your home, family and devices.
                                              March 24, 2017
                                              Safeguarding against a data breach – and preparing for one – is something small business owners really need to have on their radar. The good news is that there are some effective, if not infallible, defenses small business owners can easily – and inexpensively – implement.
                                                April 05, 2016
                                                When we think of cybercrime, we often think of strangers who we will never meet online, identity theft and financial fraud. What we may not typically consider is that survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse and other violent crimes may also be vulnerable to stolen personal information used to conduct cybercrime.
                                                June 30, 2015
                                                Our carbon footprint impacts greatly on the environment; only, we don't realize it until we actually see the rising sea levels, melting glaciers and animals dying out. The same goes for our digital footprint: until we can see the damage we're potentially placing on our own security, we won't know where we're going wrong. With greenhouse emissions expected to be cut by at least 29 percent between now and 2020, the question is, can we do the same for cybercrime? If we all follow these simple steps, it's possible.
                                                February 26, 2015
                                                We're going to discuss some of the steps you can take to make your home network a little more secure. Nothing is 100% foolproof, but there are steps you can take - using a layered approach - that will improve your online security and reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
                                                October 10, 2014
                                                STOP. THINK. CONNECT., which urges us to stop and think before we go online, is the perfect theme for NCSA’s cybersecurity education and awareness program, and the good news is that a little thinking goes a long way in keeping you safe.
                                                May 07, 2013
                                                Tuesday, May 7 was Password Day, as Intel, McAfee, the Department of Homeland Security and others provided tips and advice regarding strong password creation and memorization. The following is a partial transcript edited for brevity and clarity.
                                                  April 03, 2013
                                                  Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, offers the infographic on children and mobile safety, "Keeping Up with Kids' Apps." It includes four things your kid's apps might do -- but might not tell you.
                                                  October 31, 2012
                                                  While the primary concern is always being able to provide shelter and food for you and your loved ones during severe weather, it is also important to have a plan in place for when your technology devices stop working.
                                                  August 14, 2012
                                                  Cyber Tours engage all segments of the community – from individuals and non-profit organizations to government entities and businesses- in cybersecurity events and activities.