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Dirty Wi-Fi: How to use free Wi-Fi safely while you're traveling

[fa icon="calendar'] December 14, 2017 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Security

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It’s the holiday season and that means more people are traveling and spending time in airports, bus/train stations, and generally wondering if the next stop, coffee shop or store has free Wi-Fi. The habitual curiosity is understandable – why use your cell data when you can hook up to a free connection to the web, right? In fact, there’s always a couple of questions I seem to get on this subject when people find out I’m a security professional. They are: What do you think about public Wi-Fi? Is free Wi-Fi safe to use? Is it ok to use the Wi-Fi at the airport?

 

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8 Ways to Stay Safe During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

[fa icon="calendar'] November 21, 2017 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Security

The holiday season means holiday shopping and while everyone will be looking for a bargain, it’s important to make sure you don’t get something you weren’t bargaining for. A new study from ADI predicts that this holiday shopping season will be the first to break $100 billion in online sales, with more than half of those sales coming from mobile devices.

Here are some online shopping safety tips:  

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Twinkle, Twinkle Internet Star –Increase Security and Reduce Risk with a Layered Security Posture

[fa icon="calendar'] April 26, 2017 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Mobility, Intelligent Networks, Security

 Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

Up above the world so high,

Like an Access Point providing Wi-Fi!

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Don't Go Hacking My Heart - The Speed of Tech vs the Creation of New Regulations

[fa icon="calendar'] February 13, 2017 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Security

We are quickly entering a time in which the laws and regulations are outpaced by the exponential growth of technology. Who will be held accountable when an IMD (Implantable Medical Device) -- such as an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators) -- with Wi-Fi connectivity receives an erroneous data transmission from a spoofed doctor’s account changing the patient's normal heart rhythm for an abnormal one?

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There’s No Place Like the Smart Home for the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] December 22, 2016 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Cloud, Security

As I browse the aisles of Home Depot and Lowes, it’s quite impressive and, at the same time unsettling as an IT Security Professional to see the increasing amount of IoT (Internet of Things) devices being developed and offered to target the “Smart Home.”

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