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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

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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

App Tells Who’s Digging into Your Personal Data

by Robert Siciliano


Did you know that sometimes, the apps you use for your smartphone have access to your personal information and are capable of sharing it? Are you aware that your privacy can be invaded across the network board? That includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more. … Continue Reading

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