Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

I know what you are thinking. ‘Why do we need to worry about cybersafety? It’s Halloween and it’s happening in our street NOT online!’ But as the lines between our offline and online worlds blur and merge, we need to be constantly thinking about how we can ensure we keep our families safe. So, here […]

It should come as no surprise to regular readers of my blog that cybercrime can, and often does, cast a wide net. But a recent Microsoft survey has shed some light on just how wide that net is. It turns out that four out of ten personal computer users suffer from a weekly or daily […]

One of history’s great literary classics is Homer’s Iliad, which tells the story of the Trojan horse—the wooden horse that the Greeks hid in to enter the city of Troy and take it over. Two thousand and some odd years later, hackers use a digital Trojan horse to hide malicious files in seemingly harmless files […]

Beyond the relentless headlines of data breaches, credit card theft, and many other cybersecurity-related stories lies a very simple explanation. Sometimes it’s as simple as an employee clicking on a link within an email, or a user of a popular cloud service using 123456 as the password. So with recent headlines reporting the widespread theft […]

When I first heard the term “Internet Safety” about 12 years ago, despite its serious nature,  I thought to myself, “Ugh. Could there be a more booooring topic?” It sounded about as interesting as the manual that came with my new vacuum cleaner. It took a while, but over time parents—myself included—became more aware and […]