Talk Cyber to Me

 

A blog series to help spread Cyber Security Awareness among freelancers & small businesses like yours!  

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Is Cyber Fatigue putting everyone in danger?

I am sure that most people today are simply tired with the consistent news about hacking the election, a financial services firm who has been compromised, or worse your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and PHI (Protected Health information) is being sold on the Dark Web.

 

A brief guide to enhancing the Security & Privacy of your Digital Presence

Over the last few years, social media has become a powerful communication tool for businesses and individuals alike. The wide variety of available media channels has enabled brands to build a digital presence by connecting with existing customers around the world, while simultaneously attracting new ones. 

 

Lets Talk Data Destruction

We are fortunate to be sitting down with Justin Pelletier. He is an intelligence executive for the Department of Defense.  Needless to say, he has seen a lot of crazy things when it comes to data and hacking, and would love to share some thoughts on what you should be doing to protect your data

 

Love working out of cafes, using public computers or public Wi-Fi?  Before you do, here are some things to consider

Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has some things he’d like to share for those of you that like to do business outside the office.  Bob also maintains a blog series called “The CISO’s Perspective”, which can be found on the UW-Madison Office of Cybersecurity website.

 

Lets Talk VPN

As we like to say at Find Me Cyber, there is often times a price for luxury...

 

Are you a Small Business Owner or Freelancer? Here are some Free Tools & Tips to Stay Cyber Safe

Not sure where to begin when it comes to cyber security?  You can “find” a friend in Find Me Cyber.  The truth is, we live in a hyper-connected world, in which the “interwebs” has brought unimaginable conveniences. Awareness is a great start and helps you know what you don’t know.

 

Do you use email? If so, you probably should read (and watch) this.

Surprisingly (or perhaps not), email is still alive and kicking.  It remains a dominant form of communication. This is why it is crucial for freelancers and small business owners (and well, anyone really) to be smart about identifying legitimate vs. malicious emails that arrive in our inbox.

 

What's a small business owner or freelancer to do? We spoke with Keeper Security for some guidance

Inform yourself, protect yourself, and don’t let yourself become a Cyber victim

 

Social Media Safety- Protect Yourself Against Social Engineering

When I first heard this term, I thought of a crazy scientist. Maybe its something else for you.  Regardless, social engineering is as bad and weird as it sounds.  It's a fancy term for a technique hackers use to try to get information about you.  This can be done both online and offline. 

 

What is Ransomware?

Probably not something you want to wake up to in the morning.  But unfortunately its happening to small businesses. 

 

Take Your Cyber Vitamins

I am not talking about catching a cold or some infection.  What I am talking about when our laptops or other computing devices get sick.  I am referring to “computer viruses” – which usually come about due to holes in our computers security system.

 

Educate Your Employees

While some employees act maliciously, many really don’t, and just do things they shouldn’t do by mistake or accident. 

 

Keep your enemies close

Lets talk about keeping our friends close…and enemies closer. Leaving a computer or mobile phone unattended is like saying to the world “hey, take me”. 

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