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Don’t Let Spring Break Travel Break Your Family’s Security

Don’t Let Spring Break Travel Break Your Family’s Security

Spring break vacations are the perfect way to recharge your battery and kick-start summer. Whether you plan to hit the ski slopes, dip your toes in the sand, or just take a short road trip, traveling with peace of mind is essential for the ultimate reboot—especially during popular and often hectic travel times like spring break. Unfortunately, the luxury of convenience and ease can also create the perfect scenario for cybercriminals.

The increased usage of public Wi-Fi, credit cards and passports, are a few of the many windows of opportunity that cybercriminals can use to steal your identity while you’re on vacation.

Tackling Emerging Cyber Threats

Tackling Emerging Cyber Threats

Working at LifeLock in cybersecurity, I occupy a unique space defending against emerging cyber threats that may affect both our members and our business. It was an honor to share that perspective during a recent event put on by the National Cyber Security Alliance at Nasdaq headquarters in New York.

Layers of Defense
As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, they often attempt to exploit the weakest link in the system. Sometimes this involves trying to take advantage of a technical flaw, and sometimes, a human, who can be tricked into helping an attacker. It may therefore come as no surprise that defense systems rely on layers of protection, addressing potential threats through both a human perspective, with training, and technology solutions.

How a Smartphone can be a Domestic Violence Tool

How a Smartphone can be a Domestic Violence Tool

Technology has changed the rules of violence. We see it in how countries approach each other on the international level. We also see it in personal relationships, where smartphones can now be a domestic violence tool.

Authorities recently arrested a Rochester, N.Y., policeman for cyberstalking his ex-girlfriend. They say the defendant targeted the victim with harassing text messages, emails, and phone calls. According to news reports, investigators also allege the officer tried to access the woman’s work email and online medical accounts.

Old Con, New Tricks

Old Con, New Tricks

Your phone rings and you answer it without a thought. Suddenly your day is going in a very different direction. An agent with the IRS is informing you of irregularities in your tax return and is threatening steep fines and legal action unless you sort it all out with them immediately. They ask you to verify your employer’s name, your Social Security number, annual salary, bank account numbers. You frantically gather the information to make this all go away and hope that… Wait a minute. Let’s rewind that and review what just happened.

Digital Spring Cleaning: Time to Dust Off Your Tech

Digital Spring Cleaning: Time to Dust Off Your Tech

Many people don’t necessarily think of household chores as a fun way to spend a weekend, but there’s something refreshing about spring cleaning. There’s a real sense of satisfaction from rolling up your sleeves and dusting off your technology. That’s right, I’m talking about digital spring cleaning.

While cleaning out the gutters or clearing junk out of the attic may be the first thing that comes to mind, don’t forget to clean out your mobile devices and your laptop or desktop computers. Although it can seem like a big job, your digital spring cleaning can be even more important than yard work or home improvements.