Smart Home Threats: Securing Your IoT Devices Against Cybercrime and Oversharing

Connected Home Devices

Protect Your Smart Home

The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the billions of devices that are connected to the web all over the world. Smart home devices, like virtual assistants, make our lives more convenient but can also present serious security risks and personal intrusion. With over 7 billion connected IoT devices in use worldwide and growing, there is no better time to secure your home against cybercriminals seeking information that could be used against you or your family, and lock down devices that may be collecting more information than you want to share. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: Protect Your Family’s Digital Footprint

Young Children On Devices

Fostering a Familial Digital Resilience

Our constant internet usage empowers cybercriminals to formulate countless methods for hijacking our personal information and then use it to commit identity theft and fraud. And, although different generations within a household may have different priorities online, all generations within the family are vulnerable.

The start of a New Year is a great time to emphasize the importance of safe online behavior for all those you care for and care about. Let’s review some safe practices that provide increased protection for keeping personal information secure. Continue reading

VPN: An Essential Tool in Your Security Toolbox

VPN Security Tool on Mobile Device

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

Are you reading this blog post on a Virtual Private Network – a VPN? If you are, you can stop right here. You’re probably well versed already on the added online security this easy-to-use tool offers. But, if you’re unfamiliar with VPNs, this article is for you. Because people who use the Internet – everyone, in other words – should do so over a Virtual Private Network. Continue reading

A Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Primer

Man using tablet to buy bitcoin

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin

You’ve heard of bitcoin, right? Some people say it’s the currency of the future; some say it’s a glorified pyramid scheme; and then there’s the rest of us, who have no idea what it is or how it works.

Bitcoin just turned ten years old, so it has demonstrated more staying power than a lot of people thought it had. Now let’s take a step back and a deep breath and see if we can arrive at a basic understanding of the world’s first cryptocurrency. Continue reading