Tim Berners-Lee’s 9 Principles for the Internet

Tim Berners-Lee, the man who gave us the World Wide Web protocol in 1989, and turned the Arpanet into a global communications network of unprecedented scale, is worried about the health of the Internet.

Governments are using the Internet for mass surveillance, and big Internet companies and merchants collect, analyze, buy, and sell more personal data about each of us. Internet trolls and other bad actors use the Internet for criminal activity, ...

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How GPS Has Changed Our Lives

Almost everyone is familiar with the Global Positioning System, or GPS.  We have GPS services available to us in are smartphone, and in many cases, in that computer on wheels, our automobile.  GPS allows us to navigate, to travel from one point to another without the need for paper maps.

GPS was originally developed for the US military, and for quite a ...

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What Does Cyber Insurance Really Cover?

You bought business insurance, you bought cyber insurance.  Your business suffered a financial loss due to a computer incident, network  intrusion, or data breach.  You have made a claim with your insurer, but they are refusing to pay your claim.  What to do?  In a similar scenario, Target Corp has decided to sue it’s insurer for $74 million for refusing to pay the cost of replacing Target credit cards after the ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


How to avoid malware on Android in one easy step

Jack Wallen offers up his best advice for avoiding malware on Android, and a list of apps that may be used safely.


Most Popular Websites in History

A really cool graphic courtesy of LinkedIn and Ben Theis of Skol Marketing. This one takes a while to unfold, so ...

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Guest Post – WordPress Maintenance Checklist (Infographic)

Since my weblog is running on WordPress, and since about 25% of all websites run on WordPress, I often will post an article on WordPress security.  This guest post is not 100% web site security related, but configuration errors and similar mistakes can create vulnerabilities that often lead to an intrusion or breach.  Good website maintenance is an import part of the security ...

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Trusted Sources for Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Information

Just how in the heck does a cybersecurity professional stay on top of the rapidly evolving threat landscape, the ever changing attacks and exploits, and new security solutions? I can assure you it involves a lot of reading.

Last month the Twin Cities chapter of (ISC)2 held a meeting on the topic of trusted sources for threat intelligence.  It seemed like a great topic idea, so I decided to share my list ...

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Top 10 Most Popular Endpoint Anti-Malware Products

Which anti-malware product is the best?  Test results from companies like AV-Test and AV-Comparatives are great places to find that answer, and we outline that below.  OPSWAT recently released their 2019 Windows Anti-Malware Market Share Report, which takes a look at the most popular anti-malware products, or at least the most frequently installed. OPSWAT did not include Windows Defender ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Netflix account freeze – don’t click, it’s a scam!

The telltale signs are all there… but if you’re in a hurry, this Netflix scam passes the “visual appeal” test.


National Tax Security Awareness Week is December 2–6

Original release date: November 19, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an article announcing that National ...

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