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Securing Your Personal Information Online

Posted by Brian Sneed

Dec 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We live in a time where most of the information and services we use in our day-to-day lives can be accessed online. Being able to handle day-to-day tasks online is quicker and more economical than having to get in your car, drive somewhere, and stand in line. For businesses, providing online access makes helping customers more efficient while providing many of the same services that are available in person. But with these online conveniences comes the need to have extra precautions when it comes to your data. Your data is out on the world wide web and potentially available for professional hackers to get a hold of it.

Companies with an online presence go to great lengths to protect your data. The time and effort that goes into security research increases each year. At the same time, websites and their infrastructures are getting more robust to provide the needed security in today’s world. Even if you use a site with state-of-the-art technology, as a consumer you can help better protect your data by understanding some of the potential threats and following some simple guidelines when it comes to password protection.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

6 Tips for Shipping Data Securely

Posted by Brian Sneed

Aug 19, 2015 3:59:00 PM

 

I saw a news story the other day about the amount of money we spend during the holiday season. Everyone is out buying presents for loved ones. The story reminded me how important it is to protect yourself against fraud while holiday shopping.  But it also made me think - what about data security at your work place? It is easy to let your guard down because in most cases the data is not actually your personal information. It is important to ask yourself, “How would I protect this data if it were my own money?”

One story recently came up about a widely used data encryption software called TrueCrypt. Many companies and individuals used this software to encrypt data. Some of the reasons why it was so widely used are because it was free, easy to use, and encrypted data well. However, in May 2014 the software company announced that it was no longer supporting TrueCrypt and users should find another avenue to encrypt their data as there could be issues with using it securely. If you were using the software, the news really sent chills down your spine. You can read the full story here. TrueCrypt was used by many to not only encrypt data on a laptop, but when shipping data as well.

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Topics: Information Security, Risk Mitigation

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