Recently cyber-attacks were back in the news, and the latest attempted victim was the White House. According to an October 1st report from the Washington Post the White House acknowledged that hackers attempted to remove data from a White House computer. While the attempt wasn’t successful thanks to mitigation efforts, the attack should serve as a reminder to all small businesses that they face risks of similar attacks from data thieves, and they may not have the same level of mitigation systems in place.
Jealousy. Passion. Betrayal. No, not the latest television drama, but high school. For many the high school experience comes with social pressures and obligations to fit in and belong, and sadly this can lead to exclusion and isolation of some students. At some point we all probably said something in our teen years in the heat of the moment that we wish we could take back, but today’s teens face the added burden that if they convey those statements on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, their words could be around for a lot longer than just the heat of the moment.
Safety Tips for Social Networking
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become extremely popular in recent years. They’re a great way to keep family and friends updated on your life and connect with colleagues and communities that share your interests. You can use social networks to build a positive online reputation. The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Safety Tips for Mobile Devices
Mobile devices can perform a variety of tasks: take pictures, send text messages, surf the Web, and store information. Today’s mobile devices are as powerful and connected as any PC or laptop. Take the same precautions on your mobile device as you do on your computer with regard to messaging and online safety. The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Internet Safety and Security Tips for Parents
The Internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken. Allowing free access puts your child, your computer and your personal data at risk. Help to instill good judgment in your children by encouraging them to take some common sense steps. The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Online Gaming for Parents
Online gaming often involves interaction with other computers and live players. It’s fun for kids to connect with others, but they also need to understand how to protect themselves so gaming remains an enjoyable activity. Though some parents might like to prohibit game use, the reality is that most young people have access to computers and online games, if not at home, then at friends' houses and possibly at school. As a parent or guardian, it’s important to understand what the risks are and how to help your child navigate the gaming world. The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Online Gaming for Kids, Tweens and Teens
Online gaming is fun and interactive. You can play with friends or with people across the globe. Make sure you know how to protect yourself and your personal information while playing online. Following these simple guidelines can prevent problems later. The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Internet Safety and Security for College Students
When you’re in college, your computer and mobile device are primary tools in your educational and social life. Many students use the Internet for homework, research, social networking, online purchases, and more. The Internet is an amazing tool, but must be used safely and securely. The first step is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.