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Oversharing

From patient experience to alerting the public about the pandemic, individuals and corporations are taking to the ‘digital airwaves’ of TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms to spread awareness and messaging. This sounds like a great idea.  You have essentially free airtime to a large audience, right? Well yes, but you also have the eyes […]

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Mobile Threat

Verizon recently released their 2021 Mobile Security Index report, and in it they summarize their research findings by looking at 856 IT professionals.  These are the people that buy, secure, and manage the mobile and internet of things (IOT) devices for their companies. In a year of firsts and unexpected experiences, what did they find? That the majority […]

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The Hacker Got Hacked

WeLeakInfo was a data breach site that offered paid subscriptions to users who could then access their searchable database which contained stolen records.  This now defunct site contained 12.5 BILLION records of data that was illegally obtained through various means.  This included names, phone numbers, addresses, passwords, and email addresses. Cybercriminals used this site as […]

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How can we make AI more equitable and free of bias?

Humans are biased. While many of these biases are implicit or unconscious, they can be especially harmful when applied automatically. Like, say, when they’re programmed into artificial intelligence systems. Left unchecked, it can be easy for human developers to unknowingly infuse algorithms with certain preferences. The most troubling algorithmic biases skew unfair and can be […]

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Human Aspect of Security

It can be so frustrating to try to convince people that we “know better” than they do.  Especially when it comes to health or safety right?  You want them to know so that you can protect them! It’s like parenting, they need to make mistakes to learn, but nothing too catastrophic. Cybersecurity is not too […]

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Fake Supplements

Buying a knockoff purse or jersey is one thing, and we can take you down a rabbit hole of “why you shouldn’t do that” that would occupy you for hours. But when it comes to items you ingest and don’t simply wear, you need to pay attention. Supplementing your healthcare regime with vitamins, shakes, or […]

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Check Yourself

At this time of year, we all risk resembling Charlie Brown waiting on his Valentine in the mailbox.  Has my check arrived?  Is it in the mailbox?  Perhaps you’re waiting on stimulus checks or tax refunds.  But along with the hint of spring flowers, there is mailbox optimism in the air for many of us. […]

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