ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2014 

Do you know the three reasons why a space heater can cause a fire, and what the No. 1 reason is? As a home security specialist, one of the areas of safety that I’m always screaming about during the cold weather is space heater safety, including making sure people know the reasons why such a littl...
03/30/2014
You may have heard news reports about popular websites such as CNN, Amazon and Yahoo! being taken down by a DoS attack, but have you ever wondered what DoS means? This common tech term stands for “denial-of-service,” where an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing a website ...
03/30/2014
One of the issues I’m passionate about, as an online-security analyst, is that of banking safely online; so I recommend the following simple tips to help ensure your security in cyberspace. Wired ethernet link. This offers more security than does a powerline or Wi-Fi network. In fact, the powerli...
03/28/2014
Medical errors can also mean medical identity theft—accounting for 43 percent of all 2013 identity theft in the U.S., says the Identity Theft Resource Center. Medical identity theft kicks other forms of ID theft to the curb: banking, finance, government, military and education. Fraudsters invade ...
03/27/2014
A simple yet comprehensive guide to staying safe when meeting a stranger in person or dealing with one online. I have been involved in the security industry for years, and one of the most common questions I get is how to be safe when meeting a stranger online or in person. Safety Tips for Online ...
03/26/2014
Two men, impersonating San Jose police officers, waltzed through the unlocked door of a woman’s home and told her they were there to check on her welfare. This happened in the early evening, and the men were described as being Hispanic and 5-7 and 155 pounds. They presented the woman with identif...
03/25/2014
Your employee's online life could open your business to some serious dangers. Many small businesses recognize the benefits of having a social media presence for customer service and long-term marketing purposes. However, many are slow to recognize social media's security issues and how employees’...
03/24/2014
H.B. 224, a newly introduced data breach notification bill for New Mexico, would mandate that organizations notify breached individuals within 10 days of breach discovery (unencrypted credit card data); and within 10 business days notifying the state attorney general if more than 50 NM residents ...
03/24/2014
As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experience. The Lure Kidnappers premeditate and precalculate every move. Months of planning could go into an abduction that takes only seconds. The circu...
03/24/2014
Schlage is all about safety and security. But you need not be in the profession of security analyst to be vigilant about your home and family’s security. And when it comes to security, this doesn’t just mean protection from home invasions and burglaries, but anything and everything, such as onlin...
03/23/2014
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