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Be a nosy parent and help protect your kids from cyberbullying

As school starts, it is a good time to start talking to your kids about cyberbulling and teaching them rules to prevent them from becoming victims.

Here’s what they need to know:

▪ Never give out personal information online, whether in instant message profiles, chat rooms, blogs or personal websites.

▪ Never tell anyone but your parents your password — not even friends.

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Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article167547382.html

Do-it-yourself cyber security: Tips to detect, protect – Orlando Sentinel

What can you do to protect against hackers when risks pop up seemingly overnight to compromise your security and identity? To find out about the threats, and what you can do to ward off hacking, the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board spoke with Blake Dowling, CEO of Ageis Business Technologies in Tallahassee, who writes tech columns for several organizations and can be reached at dowlingb@aegisbiztech.com

Q: There have been some high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months. Can computer users who aren’t experts be trained to identify these threats?

A: Anyone can be trained to spot online threats, and training is a key component to battling cyber crime. There is no magic bullet to stop all malicious online behavior, so users must step up their game and be able to recognize threats to their organizations and their data. Cyber common sense also comes into play: If you get an

Read more at: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-hack-attack-safeguard-your-data-security-20170814-story.html

Do-it-yourself cyber security: Tips to detect, protect

What can you do to protect against hackers when risks pop up seemingly overnight to compromise your security and identity? To find out about the threats, and what you can do to ward off hacking, the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board spoke with Blake Dowling, CEO of Ageis Business Technologies in Tallahassee, who writes tech columns for several organizations and can be reached at dowlingb@aegisbiztech.com

Q: There have been some high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months. Can computer users who aren’t experts be trained to identify these threats?

A: Anyone can be trained to spot online threats, and training is a key component to battling cyber crime. There is no magic bullet to stop all malicious online behavior, so users must step up their game and be able to recognize threats to their organizations and their data. Cyber common sense also comes into play: If you get an

Read more at: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-hack-attack-safeguard-your-data-security-20170814-story.html

How To Protect Your Corporate Website From Cyber Threats

If you dismiss protection of your corporate website from cyber threats as a time-waster, you just don’t know what such negligence can bring.

 Think of a corporate website as a company’s business card that you show to potential customers, investors or business partners. There’s some similarity, isn’t there? For sure, no one will give the card with typos, blurry letters and inky top that will make your clients’ hands filthy. Why then, business owners may skip from their agenda the risk of their website visitors’ potential exposure to cyber-threats?

The reason for such information security negligence can be that non e-commerce website owners are unaware of business risks, despite information security consultants’ attempts to burst ‘this bubble of ignorance’. Too often corporate decision-makers believe that their assets are out of cyber criminals’ interests. Sometimes, they fail to see any connection between their website security and business success.

The flipside of poor website security

The

Read more at: http://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/articles/protect-corporate-website-cyber-threats/

Ethiopia: Nation Strives to Protect Cyber-Crime

Nation is building reliable cyber security capacity to prevent any attack that it may encounter, said Information Network Security Agency (INSA).

It is building reliable cyber security capacity and systems for various institutions to enable them develop self-assessing capacity and active cyber defense mechanisms.

Sam Keiru is a Cyber Security Specialist for the United Nations of Africa told The Ethiopian Herald that technology is offering people a chance to improve their quality of lives. However, tech related crimes have become a major global threat.

Cyber crime has become one of the greatest threats of the age. So that protecting from very common cyberspace attacks is advisable through shutting all the possible doors and establishing effective security, he said.

An effective cyber security should have simple, open and automated security components. He said adding, “There needs to have prior consideration as 92 percent of the global data

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201707130200.html

Ethiopia: Nation Strives to Protect Cyber-Crime – allAfrica.com

Nation is building reliable cyber security capacity to prevent any attack that it may encounter, said Information Network Security Agency (INSA).

It is building reliable cyber security capacity and systems for various institutions to enable them develop self-assessing capacity and active cyber defense mechanisms.

Sam Keiru is a Cyber Security Specialist for the United Nations of Africa told The Ethiopian Herald that technology is offering people a chance to improve their quality of lives. However, tech related crimes have become a major global threat.

Cyber crime has become one of the greatest threats of the age. So that protecting from very common cyberspace attacks is advisable through shutting all the possible doors and establishing effective security, he said.

An effective cyber security should have simple, open and automated security components. He said adding, “There needs to have prior consideration as 92 percent of the global data

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201707130200.html

How to turn on Snap Map Ghost Mode and protect your kids from grooming, stalking and cyber-bullying

PARENTS have been urged to lock down their kids’ Snapchat accounts immediately or risk exposing them to “grooming, stalking and bullying”.

Child safety experts have issued an urgent warning about Snap Map, a controversial new feature of the photo app which plots users’ exact location on a map so “friends” can see where they are.

It is feared that predators or bullies could trick kids into befriending them through the app and then use the Map feature to discover their whereabouts.

The NSPCC has called on concerned parents to make a simple change to their kids’ Snapchat settings which will switch on “Ghost Mode” and hide their location from everyone.

You can also choose to ensure only “friends” can track your movements, but the charity said this did not guarantee safety.

Rose Bray, senior project manager, said: “Even limiting Snap Map to

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/3966818/snap-map-ghost-mode-and-protect-your-kids-from-grooming-stalking-and-cyber-bullying/

Security Think Tank: Five things businesses can do to protect from cyber attack

With a second major cyber attack hitting computers around the world, businesses are on high alert for what happens next. While we all know not every business has the benefit of having a large information security team and unlimited resources to fight cyber crime, there are still basic steps every company can take to protect themselves. But remember: hackers and the malware they create do not consider your budget, your staffing levels, skill sets or future plans to resolve security issues. There is no substitute for proper management of your computer.

Online shopping: How to protect your money from cyber criminals

Online shopping: How to protect your money from cyber criminalsOnline shopping: How to protect your money from cyber criminals

High penetration of mobile internet use has changed consumer behaviour, with more Kenyans shopping. As smartphone use grows so does consumer appetite for affordable online goods.

With the convenience and optimisation of e-commerce Apps, online shopping is now more on-the-go, allowing consumers to buy anytime, anywhere across the country especially with delivery services offered by retailers.

To that effect, growth of online shopping is dwarfing that of total traditional retail market. Last year, total global retail sales reached Sh230 trillion ($22.049 trillion), up six per cent from the corresponding year.

eMarketer estimates sales will top Sh270 trillion ($27 trillion) in 2020, even as annual growth rates slow over the next few years, as explored in a new eMarketer report, “Worldwide Retail Ecommerce Sales: The eMarketer Forecast for

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