Tip of the Week: Repeal of Privacy Regulations for Internet Providers – How to protect yourself

14 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Recently repealed privacy regulations have stripped away some controls placed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) governing their use of your search information. Your internet browsing habits reveal your interests, topics researched, and virtually everything you do on the internet including when you do it. The removal of privacy regulations make it legal for ISPs to “monetize” this information and sell it to marketing companies. Advertisers can then market specific products directly to you as you browse the web. Although annoying, discovery of your personal browsing habits...

Tip of the Week: Taxpayers Beware! Avoiding Online Scams When Filing Tax Returns

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Tax season becomes a holiday of criminal mischief for cyber criminals and scammers who are seeking to steal your identity and hard earned cash. According to a recent IRS tax scams consumer alert, “The IRS saw an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents in the 2016 tax season.” The most important advice is to stay vigilant and remember that the IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information....

Tip of the Week: Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

04 January in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

The year 2016 saw the Russian hacking scandal, data breaches of major stores and credit card companies, theft of digital health care records and a 400% increase in ransomware attacks on large and small businesses and government entities. Industry experts expect 2017 to surpass last year’s number of attacks and data breaches. As we move into 2017, cyber security will be a top international security priority for governments, business, and industry. With more devices and technologies coming into play, the challenge to keep data and...

Tip of the Week: Most Read Tips for 2016

28 December in Tip of the Week

It’s been an interesting year, to say the least. We’ve published our Weekly Tips with a lot of insightful articles that have been well received by our readers. Just in case you missed a few we’ve collected our top five articles per our reader's interest by the number of clicks. Maybe some of the articles you’ve read already, but maybe you’ll find an article or two that you missed. Enjoy our Top 5 Tips and have a Happy New Year! Securing Special Events Special events take many...

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Tip of the Week: Safety Tips for Holiday Air Travel

21 December in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

Air travel over the holidays can be challenging at best. Airports are crowded and delays are always a possibility. These simple tips will help ease your way and ensure you arrive safely: 1. Pre-plan your connections. When booking your flight, plan carefully for sufficient time during layovers to connecting flights. It is good to allow extra time for flight delays and weather issues. 2. Leave early. Holiday travel guarantees you will encounter congested traffic, full parking lots, crowded ticket counters...

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Tip of the Week: ‘Tis the Season to be Stealing

14 December in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Protecting Your Home and Business While Away This Holiday Season It’s estimated at least 35 percent of businesses will close on Christmas Eve and 90 percent on Christmas Day. About 63.9 million people will travel, and with people gone and businesses closed, both homes and businesses are at risk to burglaries and theft. Below are proactive steps for your business and your home to minimize your chances of becoming a victim this holiday season: For Your Business: 1. Review your current security measures. ...