17 ways to prevent identity theft when traveling

by Robert Siciliano

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There should be more TV commercials for preventing identity theft—it’s nearly epidemic. But also epidemic is the lack of identity security that people have when traveling. Here are some ways to avoid having your identity stolen while traveling: … Continue Reading

Child Identity theft is becoming Solvable

by Robert Siciliano

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You’ve seen TV commercials and print ads about identity theft, and the “victim” is always an adult. That’s not realistic. The actor-portrayal should be that of a child. Yes, a kid.

Children are 51 times more likely than adults to have their identity stolen, says research from Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab. … Continue Reading


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You know what would go great with your pumpkin spiced treats this October? Cyber security! Okay, now that I have your attention, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to be #CyberAware. There are plenty of ways to participate. … Continue Reading

How to prepare for Digital Disasters

Editor’s Note: In this week’s guest blog security expert Robert Siciliano explains how to protect your IT systems and your business from hardware failure. To learn more, download our new e-book, “5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about Disaster Recovery.”

by Robert Siciliano

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It is September and that means National Preparedness Month: an ideal time to get involved in your community’s safety. Make plans to stay safe, and this includes keeping ongoing communications alive. National Preparedness Month culminates September 30th with National PrepareAthon! Day. … Continue Reading

Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online

by Federal Trade Commission


What parents need to know, where to go for more information, and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online.

The internet. It offers enormous opportunities to communicate! … Continue Reading

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What Information Is Hidden on Your Airline Boarding Pass? You Might Be Surprised

Based on a report from Krebs on Security, we should all think twice before tossing that old airline boarding pass in the trash. In fact, from this point forward I wouldn’t even consider doing that. Even though most airlines don’t print everything about you and your trip in plain English on boarding passes, much of that information can apparently be found in the QR or bar codes that do appear on the documents. … Continue Reading

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