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


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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

Back to school Tech Security for College Students

by Robert Siciliano


Some of us remember college dorm days, when students were envied if they had their own typewriter. These days, college students must have a personal laptop computer, and a smartphone, and their lives revolve around these connected devices. Such dependency should be proactively protected from loss or theft. … Continue Reading

Spotify’s Updated Privacy Policy

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G


Those of you who use Spotify will want to make sure you read and understand its Privacy Policy. As Paul Ducklin reports, Spotify has had to explain what it really was going to be doing with users’ information (; “Spotify explains its new “give us your data” policy”; August 24). … Continue Reading

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Child Identity theft is becoming Solvable

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

Android Devices Alert

I want to share with you an informative and timely article a friend sent to me. The article is by Zack Whittaker for Zero Day; Mr. Whittaker wrote recently about the vulnerability of Android devices due to a newly discovered security flaw found on Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networks. LTE is also referred to as 4G. … Continue Reading

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If you’ve ever had your information exposed in a data breach, you know it can be stressful. Depending on what information is exposed, you might have to cancel credit or debit cards, change online passwords, or even put a freeze on your credit. … Continue Reading

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