VPNs: Why you need them

VPNs: Why you need them

Installing antivirus software and setting strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With hackers, third parties, and ISPs constantly monitoring networks and your online habits, hopping onto a virtual private network (VPN) is crucial for keeping your surfing habits private. Here’s why. What is a VPN? The best way to describe […]

How to safeguard PHI

How to safeguard PHI

Hospital data breaches are emerging at an alarming rate and show no signs of slowing down in 2019. That’s because data fetches a hefty price on the black market, making hospitals prime targets for cybercriminals. The best way to defend against these threats is to arm your team with the following systems and protocols. Strict […]

Protecting your Android mobile devices

Protecting your Android mobile devices

When personal and professional information live on one mobile device, a small breach can have huge impacts. As the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) policies increase, employee awareness of cyberthreats becomes critical. Here are five tips for avoiding common Android-based security risks. Unsafe devices Sometimes, the device itself might not be safe due […]

Don’t give social media hackers a chance

Don’t give social media hackers a chance

For most people, social media is a convenient way to stay in touch with family and friends. For a small group of people, it’s an opportunity to profit off other people’s trust. Here are some things you can do to continue enjoying Facebook and Twitter without compromising your privacy. Lockscreens exist for a reason Make […]

How much does Apple know about you?

How much does Apple know about you?

Privacy is something everyone values, so as we become more and more connected online, we become more and more concerned about volunteering our information. Tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon not only get the data we willingly provide, but also get lots of data we unwittingly provide. How much are you unsuspectingly providing […]

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]

3 ways to ensure your FB data is private

3 ways to ensure your FB data is private

Facebook users woke up to a nightmare when they heard that the social media giant and associated app developers were selling their sensitive data to companies, like Cambridge Analytica, without their consent. So if you’re concerned about being one of the 50 million users whose data have already been sold, you should check out the […]

Protect your Mac from security threats

Protect your Mac from security threats

Apple-related cyberthreats usually come from one of two people: someone who has physical access to your Mac, or someone who has virtual access over an unsecured network connection. Fortunately, protecting your Mac is a fairly simple process. Let’s take a look at what it entails. Check your Privacy Settings Begin by making sure that your […]

5 ways to improve security on your Android

5 ways to improve security on your Android

Mobile devices contain a lot of personal information; you can almost say its an extension of ourselves. With our checkins, bank transactions, email exchanges, browsing behavior, and other personal data stored in one device, losing your smartphone can feel like a disaster. Luckily, there are security tools on Android devices you can use to tighten […]