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Category Archives: Cyber
When was the last time you logged into your computer, connected to an app via your smartphone or asked your internet-connected personal assistant a question? Chances are, it was just a few minutes ago.While there are significant benefits such technologies bring to our lives (namely convenience), it’s important that we don’t overlook the corresponding cyber exposures. The good news is that most Americans recognize these risks, with 86% reporting that they are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about their cyber exposure in a recent Chubb survey. The bad news, however, is that such concern doesn’t always translate into action. Why the mismatch? The answer is that most don’t understand the full extent of their cyber vulnerability. Continue reading
hen was the last time you worked 9-to-5? Chances are, not for a while. In fact, it’s a safe bet you’ve worked longer hours than 8-to-6 or 7-to-7 recently. Why? Because in today’s connected world, it’s “always on” all the time.
While there is an important debate to be had about the long-term impact this has on our mental health, there is an immediate risk that can’t be ignored (and can arguably cause long-term stress!): cyber breaches. This is particularly true for the two-thirds (65%) of Americans who noted in a recent Chubb survey that they work from home and the additional 38% who reported conducting business on a personal device. Continue reading
Summer is a great time to get away and relax, but for many, safety remains a number one concern. In fact, 72% of U.S. travelers say they would pay more for vacation if they could ensure greater security, as well as … Continue reading
One of the benefits of the Internet is the rapid development of home security and home automation systems, which are now accessible through Internet Protocol (IP) networks. By connecting devices to IP networks, you can now monitor your surveillance cameras, set your air conditioning, or answer your front door intercom from virtually anywhere in the world.
But along with these conveniences comes increased vulnerability to cyberattacks. Each connected device, including cameras, intercoms, routers, smartphones, tablet computers and more, becomes a potential entry point for cyber criminals. A skilled hacker can gain access to your computer-based system and steal personal information, commit identity fraud, monitor or disable your surveillance cameras and cause other disruptions.
Getting married should be a happy time, but it can leave newlyweds vulnerable to identity theft, a crime that affects nearly 10 million Americans each year.
Whether it’s for great buys, convenience, or both, each year more of us are shopping on-line during the holiday season. A survey from this past September, conducted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), found that shopping online … Continue reading