Spent her 20+ year career advising and working for organizations ranging from small startups to Fortune 1000 enterprises, with both in-house and agency experience. A seasoned writer with frequent content contributions to various media platforms.

Cybersecurity Certifications: Do They Really Matter?

An important weapon in the war on cybercrime is the hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity professionals working day in and day out to protect organizations around the globe. These are the “good guys” and we need to give them as much of an edge as we can against all the cyber baddies out there. Comprehensive

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Why You Should Always Be Nice To The InfoSec Team

Think your job is tough? Unless you’re in information security, puh-leeze. Those guys (and they are mostly guys, but that’s a whole different story) have it really rough. Sure—every job on the planet has tradeoffs, and there will always be some good days and some bad days. But anyone who’s responsible for cybersecurity within an

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How To Negotiate The Relationship Between Security, Privacy, And Trust

Security, privacy, and trust are three very different things—but when it comes to our digital lives, they are all interrelated. It’s tempting to use the three-legged stool analogy here, but it doesn’t quite work because one of these concepts—trust—is more of a lever than a leg. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves… Let’s Start with

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This Is How Security Needs To Evolve For The Snapchat Generation

You may be sick of hearing about Millennials. Heck, most Millennials are sick of hearing about Millennials—and many resent being lumped into one massive, stereotyped group. It was no different for the Gen Xers who came before them. But there’s a reason why those stereotypes exist—and there are distinct differences among the generations. Next up

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Why The WiFi Not? Better Watch Out For Those Risky Hotspots

Because making our daily transactions on the go has become such an easy thing, we often don’t think twice about where we are when we hit submit. Hunched over a laptop at a coffee shop, or scrolling on a smartphone while standing in line, it’s easy to focus on your familiar glowing screen and forget

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This Is How The Dark Side Of Innovation Can Plague Your Business

Time is not a luxury available in any business market. And while no business wants to—or can afford to—undervalue the importance of cybersecurity, it is sometimes overlooked in the push to host an online application or a some new feature for customers. There was a time when security was only added on as an afterthought.

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Hacking People: Is The Human Brain The Ultimate Attack Vector?

Human beings are an arrogant species. We consider ourselves to be highly evolved. We think we have superior brains. We feel we are in full control of our beliefs and behaviors. Because the alternative—that we’re not in control, and worse, that we can be manipulated—is frightening. And yet, history is brimming with various examples of

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Why All the “Not Secure” Websites These Days?

Have you noticed a sudden rash of websites flagged as “not secure?” Every browser does it a little differently, but all the latest versions of the big four (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari) warn users about unsecured websites. Since July, Chrome has started to mark every website as either “secure” or

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The Risks and Realities of “Security Fatigue”

Back in the day—just ten years ago—a cyber-related incident was a big deal. When a major brand was breached on the internet, people freaked out. It was pretty rare, but when it happened—it was something to remember. Today, cyber risk warnings feel almost constant. When we aren’t hearing about a big-time breach or celebrity vulnerability,

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