Don’t let the internet spoil a surprise.

January 9, 2020 Online shopping offers the perks of a larger selection of potential gifts, a way to quickly compare prices, and the time savings of making purchases from anywhere. Choosing gifts online, however, can spoil a well-thought-out surprise and haunt you with ads that could feel like the Ghost of Christmas Past. Personalized online ads, also known as “targeted,” … Read More

Countdown to CCPA: How to Prepare 

December 19, 2019 The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – one of the most comprehensive data privacy laws in the United States – gives consumers more transparency and control over how their online personal information is used.   Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the law will protect about $12 billion worth of personal information used for advertising in California each year, according to an … Read More

How to avoid a “touchless hack”

December 12, 2019 Becoming a successful hacker might depend more on a person’s knowledge of psychology than on their expertise in information technology, according to cybersecurity experts. A hack doesn’t necessarily require manipulation of a company or organization’s network connections or systems. It’s often accomplished with clever social engineering, or more simply, deception. Social engineering – attempting to influence someone … Read More

Maintaining Network Security During the Holiday Shopping Season

December 2, 2019 No matter how many employees you have, it’s likely that some of them will be shopping during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday holiday. As sales start to creep up earlier every year, some of this shopping will probably be done on company time and on company computers. Every company needs to set limits on how much personal usage … Read More