HUMANS ARE THE WEAKEST LINK…by dstringer

Internet usage is growing dramatically, but the vast majority of internet users don’t have any security backgrounds. Neither do a large majority of companies care about information security and the severity of any attack that could harm the valuable assets of these companies.

IS DATA BACK-UP PART OF YOUR “DISASTER” KIT?? by dorothy stringer

In the news recently, it seems there have been more natural disaster phenomenons globally, occurring almost daily.  Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Floods, Fires.  We are all warned and drilled on the importance of preparing for and keeping a "disaster kit"...in our case in Southern California, it is known as an "Earthquake Kit". The essentials are packed in the kit.

THIS IS NO JOKE…by dorothy stringer

Identity theft, social engineering, phishing,...these are all terms that are part of our life, whether you are aware or not.  We are so tied to our computer and the internet.  And even if you are not technically savvy, the world around you is, and because of that, your security is tied in with the world.

“OH NO!!” AVOIDING THIS COMMON REACTION (or…Protecting Your PC From Lost Data) by dstringer

Just how many times have you said those two terrifying words while sitting in front of your computer..."OH NO!!!"

Usually uttered when something has gone terribly wrong, like your screen has suddenly gone dark or blank...and you don't think your data has been saved.

BIG BROTHER IS INDEED WATCHING…by dstringer

Recent events in Washington would definitely support the fact that the already massive scale of surveillance in place to keep us safe is not enough. Now, the governmet believes it needs greater access to our computers, even if that means majorly stepping all over our privacy and constitutional rights.

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU…by dstringer

For the chosen few in the world of "Geek" (I say that lovingly) their minds are imprinted with a keen sense of intricacies on all, or at least most aspects of Information Technology.

But for the general public, most of us understand very little about the world of I.T.  And so, in the specific case of "cyber security", our lack of knowledge sets us up to be "sitting ducks.

THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS…THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN HACKED…AND THOSE THAT WILL BE HACKED…by d.stringer

The latest news about the "hacking" of Anthem last week has most wondering if anything can be done to stop the "bad guys."  Well, yes and no.  While it is true that everyone is vulnerable; make no mistake about that, there are ways that you can make your system "less attractive" to a would-be hacker.