A blog series to help spread Cyber Security Awareness among freelancers & small businesses like yours!
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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.
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.
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
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.
As we like to say at Find Me Cyber, there is often times a price for luxury...
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.
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.
Inform yourself, protect yourself, and don’t let yourself become a Cyber victim
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.
Probably not something you want to wake up to in the morning. But unfortunately its happening to small businesses.
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.
While some employees act maliciously, many really don’t, and just do things they shouldn’t do by mistake or accident.
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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