What If Your Child’s (Or Your) School Doesn’t Teach Coding?
A parent at a recent meeting I was attending lamented that her child’s school no longer taught coding. I was blessed that my high school offered classes in programming back in 1973. I wrote about that six years ago on this blog. Today, I’d like to offer some suggestions to that parent and to any […]
HTTPS Secures Site Traffic From Eavesdropping, But Who Can We Trust?
Encrypting data is essential in helping ensure its confidentiality. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the US and the theme for the third week is “It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work”. We all use encryption when we surf the web, but it is not as simple as it might seem, and […]
Cyber Security Is Not Just For Computer Nerds
Some people have called me a nerd, and I suppose I am, at least a little. I studied Computer Engineering in the 1970s in college when it was nowhere as common as it is now. In graduate school, I had a class with an adjunct professor named Arlin Cooper. In that class, we learned about […]
Lock The Door: Securing Your Home or Small Business Router
For most of us, the door to the internet for homes or small businesses is our Wi-Fi router or access point; the path to that door is the network, which is often wireless. We need to secure both the door and our path to that door to help secure our networks. Before going forward, though, […]
No More Signatures! Am I Still Safe?
For National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we are resharing some of our most popular cyber security blogs from the past year to ensure you are staying #CyberAware online – whether at home or in the office. If you have used a credit card in North America in the last month, you may have noticed that […]