Who is Watching Whom?

With the advent of the Internet of Things (internet connected devices), the average consumer is likely to have multiple devices in their home, office, or on their person that is capable of surreptitious surveillance and not be aware of it. One of the more high profile examples of this was the recent Apple FaceTime bug that would…

Back(up) to Basics

By: Tim O’Pry, Chief Security Officer While the primary focus of these articles to date has been on cybersecurity, there is another aspect of protecting your information that is of equal importance: the regular and secure back up of your digital data (files, photos, etc.). While hacking gets the majority of the headlines, the average…

How can I protect my personal and financial information from credit fraud and identity theft?

In today’s digital world, massive computer hacks and data breaches are common occurrences. And chances are, your personal or financial information is now susceptible to being used for credit fraud or identity theft. If you discover that you are the victim of either of these crimes, you should consider placing a credit freeze or fraud…

Managing the Failure Points

Over the years (decades), I have been asked for tips on everything from starting a business to the perfunctory cocktail question of, “What do you do?”. Regardless of the question, the answer is the same: I manage failure points. That answer tends to end most casual cocktail conversation with an odd stare—which is fine by…

New Credit Legislation

Recently, as part of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018, Congress made several changes to credit rules that benefit consumers. Under the new law, consumers are now allowed to “freeze” and “unfreeze” their credit reports free of charge at all three of the major credit reporting bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and…