Simple ways to protect your email account

For the vast majority of us, email provides the central hub for our personal and professional internet activities. Unfortunately, as cybersecurity experts (and the growing number of breach victims worldwide) know too well, this means that our email accounts are lucrative targets for malicious hackers.

Tips for protecting corporate data

The frightening reality of our increasingly interconnected and digitized corporate landscape is that anyone—from multi-billion dollar enterprises to humble SMBs—can fall victim to cyber crime. Regardless of your company’s size and profit margins, no business can afford the financial and reputational damage that follows a data breach.

What are 2-step and 2-factor authentication?

In our current digital age, safeguarding online account credentials is a critical cybersecurity measure for individual end users and businesses alike. If you want to improve your security posture and protect your sensitive data from malicious hackers, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with two-step and two-factor authentication.

Warning signs that your computer has malware

It’s no secret that cyber crime is a booming industry. With the ability to purchase malware kits and stolen user credentials on the Dark Web for less than a cup of coffee, even low-skilled criminals are able to cash in on the hacking game. While some malicious software may sneak onto your devices undetected, stealing […]

A beginner’s guide to social media safety

In the wake of Facebook’s worldwide privacy scandal, it’s time to revisit some social media best practices. Your personal information is incredibly valuable to online advertisers and malicious hackers, and you can’t rely on social media platforms to keep it safe when they’re primarily concerned with making a profit.

How safe are your favourite websites?

Conventional wisdom presumes that a website is safe to visit if a padlock icon appears next to its URL and it starts with HTTPS (rather than HTTP), meaning that its information is encrypted. However, few people realize that hackers can exploit this protective measure and use it to execute malicious attacks.

The dangers of autocomplete passwords

The ability to have an internet browser save and autocomplete your passwords can be incredibly convenient—especially when you have a unique, complex password to remember for each of your user accounts—but this convenience comes with a hidden security cost.

It’s time to re-think your password

In 2003 the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. Recently, however, the institute has reversed its stance on what makes for truly secure password practices.

Social media safety

Have you ever received a Facebook friend request from your mom even though she is already a friend of yours on Facebook? So, you call her up to make sure she didn’t forget her password again and just create a new FB page. Then right after that, “she” sends you a video link saying you’re in a YouTube video.

Who’s stealing all the bandwidth?

Not so long ago it would have been ridiculous to ask a new employer to give you free TV, movies, mail, music, and a camera in case you wanted to work from home and conduct a meeting with coworkers. Yet, with the internet, all of these things and more are at the fingertips of most office employees.