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One Nine-Year-Old Checking her Email can Breach Your Entire Organization, and How to Protect Yourself

Workers who use their personal home computers for business put you at significant risk.

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Be Smart and Avoid This Comforting Belief

Someone told me today, as is common: Attackers are only interested in hacking large businesses.

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A Hacker Profile – Who Are They?

I experienced a presentation by the US Secret Service last week, and they provided the common background they’ve identified in attackers:

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Power Down to Boost Security

One simple thing you can do to protect yourself is to power off your computer when you are not using it. If you don’t want to power it down, at least disconnect from your network.

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Two Tips to Make Your Online Meetings Better

Everyone is concerned about video conferencing security, and they should be. But when the hardware and software are not working right, safety seems like a distraction.

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Video Conferencing – Avoid Installing Meeting Programs When Possible

CEOs and Executives: Avoid installing video conferencing software on your computer just because some other company tells you to. When you launch video conferencing programs, many of them ask you to install a program or app on your computer or device. What if the program is a virus?

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Zoom Security – Set Up Two-Step Login

Protect your Zoom account. If someone discovers your username and password for Zoom, two-step login should block them from logging in as you.

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Zoom Security Issues – Protect Yourself

Every business is concerned and should be, about cybersecurity during online meetings. Due to its popularity, Zoom is an attractive target for the bad actors. There are hundreds, maybe more, people working all the time to break Zoom’s security.

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Recommendations for Cybersecurity for Remote Workers During Coronavirus

The rapidly changing situation of potential school closures, self-quarantines, and public reaction to the coronavirus guarantees that at some point you will have employees who need to work from home.

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Prepare Your Organization for a Reaction to Coronavirus

The city of San Francisco just declared a state of emergency over the Coronavirus. Other cities will follow suit – maybe yours.

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