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#CyberAware

by Federal Trade Commission

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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

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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

RAISING DIGITAL CITIZENS

Teach your children to become good digital citizens with these resources.

by Stay Safe Online

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The Internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken. Allowing free access puts your child, your computer and your personal data at risk. … Continue Reading

Spotify’s Updated Privacy Policy

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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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 (nakedsecurity.sophos.com; “Spotify explains its new “give us your data” policy”; August 24). … Continue Reading

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