Vivian Susko

Retail Lab Test Franchise approves Minim as office network security vendor, securing confidential patient data

Amid a flood of patient visits, ANY LAB TEST NOW® sites are turning to Minim to ensure patient health data is protected over their WiFi networks. An evolving library of confidential files and connected devices are overwhelming traditional firewall and VPN security, threatening to expose sensitive patient information. With a forecasted 49% increase in post-pandemic retail health clinic demand, ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [March 2021]

Several major system infiltrations made it onto the books in March, including the previously downplayed Ubiquiti Networks breach and a new ransomware demand to the tune of $50 million. Reoccurring malware threats continue to spur a response from the United States government for stronger defensive security measures, for the general public as well as federal offices. We explore the potential ...

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Caleb McKee

The best free password managers for security and convenience

It's tempting to reuse an old password, especially when the average person has 100 different accounts to secure, but it’s more dangerous than many realize. You wouldn’t make 100 copies of a skeleton key to your home, so why gamble with your network and sensitive data?  Adding a password manager to your arsenal of online tools is a great step in preventing unwanted infiltrations and keeping ...

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Caleb McKee

How Shodan searches help bolster your cybersecurity home defense, according to experts

If you were greeted on your front steps by a door-to-door salesman you’d never met, would your first move be to welcome them inside and hand over a map of your entire home? Our guess is probably not— you’ve likely learned never to trust a stranger with such sensitive information. Depending on what sort of devices you have and how they're configured on your home network, however, this is exactly ...

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Vivian Susko

Tech and telecom trends under a new administration

The past year challenged the world's reliance on home broadband and further highlighted the immense urban-rural digital divide still at play. As nearly 30 million Americans today lack access to high-speed internet and 25-30% of the global workforce plans to continue enabling work-from-home in 2021, what changes and technology advancements can we expect to see in the new year under the new ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [January 2021]

January 2021— a new year, new you, and, like clockwork, new information system infiltrations. Don't worry, though, because while the country has seen some major data breaches this month, we've also seen a lot of advancement from the nation's security teams. In this smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we take a closer look at what experts have said about the SolarWinds attack, the Spotify ...

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Caleb McKee

Rainbow tables explained: Password hacking and how to prevent against it

  The name "rainbow table" may conjure up images of colorful furniture and dinner placements, but in actuality, it's a technology hackers use to try and commandeer information from your online accounts.

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Vivian Susko

Child internet safety guide: Utilizing parental controls in the new year

As the holiday gift-giving season comes to an end, many families are welcoming new smart gadgets into their homes. Although these devices are great for convenience and the automation of everyday tasks, it’s important to ensure that there are controls in place to protect your home and family, especially children, from the risks associated with them. Enter the need for parental controls.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: 3 top attacks from 2020

From beginning to end, 2020 has been an unforgettable year to say the least. In the December 2020 edition of our smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we revisit some of the most memorable data breaches and hacks of 2020 to kick off the new year. 

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Aaron Forbes

Minim to host webinar: The New Role of IT and How It’ll Impact Your Company

2020 has changed the way we work: 82% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work from home, pandemic or not. This abrupt paradigm shift required companies to quickly assemble business continuity plans that often lacked sufficient security practices. The smart home ecosystem presents unprecedented remote working security and productivity risks and all eyes are on IT to enable a seamless ...

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