Category: Thought Leadership

wifi safety

Ask the Expert: Am I Safe Using My Laptop in My Hotel Room?

You think you’re safe within the walls of your hotel room, but the minute you log on to the Internet you are potentially exposing yourself to privacy violations, identity theft, and a host of other cybercrimes you can’t even see happening. In this latest monthly installment of Ask the Expert, CEO Kent Lawson focuses on staying safe when you’re browsing online in your hotel room and the real reasons why a hotel cable connection is no safer than its WiFi connection. Ultimately, he says, the only way to protect yourself in hotels, whether using WiFi or a cable connection, is to use a virtual private network.

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Information Security: Who’s Looking Over Your Shoulder?

Have you been in an airport lately? While some people travel for leisure to escape always being “connected”, there are others who find it necessary to stay in touch. Here are some recommendations for keeping your personal information safe while on the road.

Ask the Expert: What You Should Know About Google’s Privacy Policies

Google’s new privacy policy changes have many privacy advocates up in arms. It begs the question: does our personal information belong to us or the corporations that collect it? Instead of being forced to adhere to these data collection rules in order to use a popular product, shouldn’t we insist that companies give us the option to allow or deny them permission to track and store our personal information? What happens if hackers get ahold of this information?

Read on for more information about Google’s new privacy policies.

Privacy on Facebook Takes Two Huge Hits

If you care about Facebook using your personal information in their advertisements, and want to opt out, check out this article. It explains a few new worries with the social media giant, including its “social ads” program.

Ask the Expert: Can a VPN Protect You From Government Surveillance?

The NSA story about how the government is spying on us is currently dominating the news cycle.

Is this the turning point when the general public begins to take their online security seriously? Click to find out what the government knows about you and how they got the information. Then learn what you can do to protect yourself.