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8 Things A Criminal Can Do With Your Stolen Identity

Critical to your understanding of the importance of protection your identity on the internet is knowing what a criminal can do with your stolen identity. This article tells you what you need to know.

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7 Scary Things Hackers Can Do With Your Wi-Fi

Critical to cybersecurity safety is knowing what hackers can do with Wi-Fi connections. This article shares 7 things hackers can do with Wi-Fi

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Terrifying News of Hacks and Data Breaches From Around The World

Critical to your general knowledge of cybersecurity if knowledge of hacks and data breaches because it helps your awareness of the dangers of the internet and allows you to plan to defend yourself with cyber defences.

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8 Dangerous Things For Your Identity (We've All Done At Least Once)

Critical to every one of us is avoiding doing things that are dangerous to our protecting our identity. This article identifies 8 dangerous things for our identity from hackers and identity thieves.

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How to Secure Your Business Data Online

Business data protection should be a top priority for all businesses because hackers continue to innovate with malware attacks and data breaches. Read how to secure your business data online now.

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9 Online Promises (That Can Signal Scams Ahead)

Being alert to potential scams on the internet is a skill we all need. This article alerts you to 9 online promises that may lead to scams.

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Trends and Threats to Watch Out for in 2021

There was an alarming increase of cybersecurity threats in 2020, so cybersecurity for businesses must be ready for new waves of attacks. See the upcoming trends and threats to cybersecurity for 2021.

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Saints Row 2 Walkthrough

Saints Row 2 is a popular video game. Gaming is now a multi-billion-dollar industry. This article gives readers not familiar with the gaming industry with some insight into this game.

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Could You Become Victim To An Internet Dating Scammer?

Internet dating scammers are common nowadays. Knowing what to watch out for is critical. This article tells you the warning signs.

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15 Common Password Mistakes (Everyone Makes)

Critical to your online security is the use of passwords to secure access to vital personal information. This article explains 15 common mistakes.

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GDPR & Email Security- Everything that you need to know for Compliance

Critical to cybersecurity for GDPR compliance is email security.This article explains what you need to know

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Top 5 Business Benefits of Cybersecurity Compliance

Critical to business cybersecurity and access to its top 5 benefits obtained by compliance are explained in this article.

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IP Spoofing And How To Prevent It

Cybersecurity is critical to every online business and understanding IP spoofing and how to prevent it is essential.

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Methods Used by Hackers for Security Breaches

Knowing the methods used by hackers to infiltrate a system for security breaches can be the key to defending your confidential data and your whole organization.

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5 Things You Can Do If Your IP Address Is Blacklisted

If your website’s IP is blacklisted do you know what to do. This article explains what to do.

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STO, ICO and Cryptocurrencies; Oh, My!

Cryptocurrencies are on the rise and understanding the difference between a STO and ICO is critical. This article explains the difference.

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How Hackers Can Hack your website and How to Avoid It

This article describes how Hackers can Hack your website with different types of methods and how you can prevent it.

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Malicious Cryptocurrency Miners -The Zama-Zamas of the Web

Malicious cryptocurrency miners are compared to the zama zamas illegal gold miners of South Africa in this article.

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Trouble with Connected Devices: Hackers Are Upping Their Hacking Game

The trouble with connected devices to the internet is that hackers are upping their hacking game. This article looks at the issues.

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How To Secure Your Cloud Storage

Knowing how to secure your cloud storage is important not only for businesses, but for everyone who has data stored in the cloud.

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Is My Device Infected?

Having a device infected is a serious problem for device users and this article looks at how you can identify if your device is infected.

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Ways To Catch A History-Hider

History hiding of web browsing is a big issue for individuals and employers and this article examines the issues from both perspectives. Keyword: history hiding

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Why Businesses Need Top Talent For Outsourced Cybersecurity Projects

Outsourcing cybersecurity projects is important for businesses and they have to have top talent for outsourced cybersecurity projects

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20 Critical Steps For Businesses Outsourcing Cybersecurity Projects

20 Critical Steps For Businesses Outsourcing Cybersecurity Projects

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How Can We Prevent Email-Based Social Engineering Attacks

How Can We Prevent Email-Based Social Engineering Attacks?

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The Online Bodysnatchers: How to Guard Against Ghosting

The Online Bodysnatchers: How to Guard Against Ghosting

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Conducting An Effective User Access Review

Conducting A User Access Review Is A Control Activity, Which Proves That Only Approved Users Have Access To Your Company's Data

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6 Steps To Keep Your Data Secure On A Cloud!

6 Steps To Keep Your Data Secure On A Cloud!

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Into The World Of Deepfakes

Into The World Of Deepfakes

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Tip-Off: 7 Ways To Spot Identity Theft

Tip-Off: 7 Ways to Spot Identity Theft

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6 Security Trends To Watch Out For In 2019

6 Security Trends To Watch Out For In 2019

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Top 12 Reasons Why Businesses Need To Have Regular Penetration Tests

Why Businesses Need To Have Regular Penetration Tests

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The Importance Of App Security In The Modern World

The Importance Of App Security In The Modern World

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USB Operating Systems And How They Work

USB Operating Systems And How They Work

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The Ten Biggest Business And Tech Trends In 2019

The Ten Biggest business and tech trends in 2019

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How Identity Verification Guarantees Your KYC Compliance

How Identity Verification Guarantees Your KYC (Know Your Customer) Compliance

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A review of ‘Security in the Digital World’ by Graham Day

The book by Graham Day "Security in the Digital World" is an important addition to every business and family library because it is about critical digital security.

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Our Privacy Policy

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Password Management Software & Driver Management Software Are Critical

Password management software and driver management are critical for cyber security.

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About Identity Theft Scout

About Identity Theft Scout

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Cyber Safety: Protecting Your Family Online

Cyber safety is important for protecting your family on the Internet.

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Critical Reason To Sell EU GDPR Security To Your Board

The number one reason that organizations must comply with the European Union's General Data Protection is this:

Organizations found in breach of the Regulation can be fined up to Euros 20 million or four percent of global annual turnover - whichever is the greatest. It is clear that the cost on non compliance will far exceed the cost of ensuring an organization complies with the regulation. Taking advantage of the phasing in period is critical so that an organization's products, policies and procedures comply by implementation date of May 25, 2018.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Applies 25 May 2018- Plan For It Now

The European Commission has introduced the GDPR effective 25 May 2018. It is a substantial change to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union(EU).It will mean that you will have a two year transition period as it will replace the data protection directive 95/46/EC from 1995. It also applies to the export of personal data outside of the EU. If you are engaged with international transactions with the EU then it affects you and your business.The GDPR has strict data protection compliance requirements with severe penalties for businesses non compliance of up to 4% of worldwide turnover. It is very clear that non compliance is a substantial operational risk that needs to be addressed.Our strong recommendation to you and your business is that you start to understand this change now and plan for its implementation.Here are some sources of information about GDPR that you can obtain easily along with support for your IT Governance.

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SMEs Need To Use Penetration Testing Regularly - 5 Reasons Why

Critical to the Success of every online enterprise is the protection of their data, Here are our top 5 reasons you need to conduct penetration testing of your information technology systems:

1. Protecting the data on which your business relies on to make a profit is a fundamental risk management process.

2. Hacking happens to businesses every day, both large and small. If it has not happened to your business yet, it will. Do you know the daily cost to your business of the lack of access to your operational data? It is critical that you do!

3. Penetration testing is the cheapest form of cyber insurance because it helps prevent disaster by identifying where hackers can access your information technology (IT) hardware and software.

4. Once you have identified the weaknesses in your IT systems you can close the entry points whereby attackers may gain access to your systems.

5. Penetration testing also looks at your products, policies and procedures in relation to staff training that will impact on the cyber security of your business.

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Private Virtual Networks Help

How private virtual networks can help to protect your online activity.

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Understanding How VPN Security Works

VPN security secures your sensitive information from prying eyes by encrypting your files and data.

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99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Mobile Device Was Hacked

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How are mobile devices are changing the game

How are mobile devices are changing the game

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99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Mobile Device Was Hacked

99 Things You Wish You Knew Before...Your Identity Was Stolen

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5 reasons to use Bitdefender Antivirus Plus for protecting yourself from cybercrime

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014 is the most up-to-date in internet security from Softwin, which can protect you from cybercrime. Here we list 5 reasons why you should use Bitdefender Antivirus Plus:

- Bitdefender Antivirus Plus defends you and your PC from numerous online threats which include viruses, spyware, phishing scams, and much more.

- This anti-virus program works more effectively and successfully blocking, removing and preventing malware infections.

- It is not simply antivirus software; it monitors privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter.

- Bitdefender Safepay feature runs all bank account activity in a separate, secure browsing session.

- Customer Help and Support includes: live chat, email and phone support.

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Five reasons why having a USB Charger for Your Mobile Device Matters

A robust USB charger offers the ability to charge your mobile devices anytime and anywhere. Here we list 5 reasons why having a USB Charger for Your Mobile Device Matters!

- No more batteries running out. You can simply plug in your mobile device to the Power Bank via USB and get your device charged.

- Much needed tool for Travelers. Portable USB phone charger is especially useful if you travel a lot where the power is not reliable.

- USB charger is fantastic to have if you live in areas with severe storms. You are able to charge your phone up to four or five times with a powerful USB charger if there is a power outage.

- You can charge multiple mobile devices at a time with your USB power bank.

- You can charge most types of mobile devices via USB.

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