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You shall not pass! Protecting customer informationToday, personal data is more important than ever. Lots of companies collect information while doing business, and that means when those companies get hacked, that customer info gets exposed to the world.Your smarts, though, can make a difference and help protect those people who trust you with their data. Let’s talk about protecting customer information.First, it’s important to know what you can and can’t collect. You can usually find that information in your handbook,...

No peeking! Staying safe and private on Wi-FiWi-Fi is great. How cool is it to be able to access the internet from anywhere — pretty much carrying an entire library and a direct line to anywhere in the world with you when you go out for a burger? In the United States, many businesses now offer Wi-Fi for their customers, so you can stay connected wherever you go.That doesn’t mean it’s perfect, though. Using public Wi-Fi is sort of like...

Up-to-date on updates: Keeping your software freshSoftware updates are sort of like vitamins: Not everyone thinks about them, but everyone needs them, and they can make a big difference in keeping a system healthy. Let’s take a quick minute to talk about updates.Updates help keep a piece of software or a system current. Because new threats are being developed all the time, manufacturers will send out fixes and updates to help protect their users from new threats — or just...

Don’t take the bait: How you can spot a phish“Phishing” is a tech industry term for a kind of cybercrime where people try to fool other people into sending them money or revealing personal information online. The name comes from the idea of fishing: scammers send a message that acts as bait, hoping to “hook” someone.The good news is that you have the power to throw these phish back! Let’s take a minute to talk about what you can do...

Staying safe when shopping onlineMore people are shopping online than ever before! It’s convenient to be able to order anything you like, and have it delivered to your door. Unfortunately, that also means there’s more risk. Scammers and criminals may try to steal people’s information and money when they shop online.The good news is that there are several simple ways you can act to protect yourself and shop safe online. Let’s take a quick look at some tips.First, never do...