This month as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month I had the opportunity to talk to expert, Jennifer Jolly about cyber security, especially about being safer and protecting my privacy on Facebook.
“President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.”
Jennifer and I discussed:
What are three quick steps you can take to help make sure only the people you want can see your stuff?
What are some security controls that are available to protect our accounts and privacy?
How can login approvals help to keep our Facebook account safe?
Why is it so important to have unique passwords for our social media accounts?
How can we control what information we share with apps when we login using our Facebook account?
Why do we need to periodically review the apps connected to our accounts and clean house? What is an easy way to do this?
Where can we go to for more information?
Our interview is audio, so grab a pen and paper and take a few notes. I was surprised at how fast and easy I was able to tighten up the security and privacy settings on my personal Facebook page – and how many apps I had actually given access to. You will be too!
Jennifer Jollyis an Emmy award-winning consumer tech journalist and “geek speak translator.” She’s one of the nation’s most trusted experts when it comes to reviewing and explaining consumer electronics and the days’ top tech trends. A 20-year broadcast industry veteran, Jennifer writes the weekly New York Times Wired Well column and is the host and syndicated columnist of TechNow. Jennifer is also frequent guest contributor for the Today Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Talk, CNN, HLN, Dr. Oz, and the Rachel Ray Show.
In this interview, we talked with Rob Berger from Solus ID.
Here is what Solus ID says about what they do differently when it comes to Identity Theft Protection:
Your good name, your credit history, your health, your job – all define who you are as a person – they define your identity. SOLUS believes that your most valuable asset is your identity – without it, your life simply comes to a screeching halt. Our Platinum Identity Theft Protection delivers a comprehensive protection solution focused on prevention, detection, and restoration. Protection ideally tailored for today’s individual and family. We believe that by providing you state-of-the-art Identity Protection, we provide you Life Protection.
Web Application Security Whether you’re building a custom web application, or using one of the off-the-shelf/open source web applications for things like photos, monitoring, or any other PHP, ASP, Perl, AJAX or other language web app, on thing you MUST thing about is the security associated with it.
In this interview with Paul Herbka from South Seas Corporation (development and training company based out of Colorado), we go in depth in a discussion of web applications, security, and why it’s important for any individual or business to seriously consider what their policy is for the security associated with any web-based applications they may delpoy online.
Mr Herbka also goes into reviewing some great security platforms for protection of any web-based application.
You can listen to the interview, and/or read the transcript below, for free.
(Paul even offers you a discount if you mention this interview when you call him.)
Email Security Should you, as an individual, have a policy around email security? What is email security anyway??
In this interview with Paul Herbka from South Seas Corporation (policy and email security solutions review company based out of Colorado), we go in depth in a discussion of email security, and why it’s important for any individual or business to seriously consider what their policy is for email security.
He also goes into a review of email security products and services.
You can listen to the interview, and/or read the transcript below, for free. (Paul even offers you a discount if you mention this interview when you call him.)
Two Factor Authentication What is it, how does it work, and why is two factor authenticaion better than just one factor authentication?
In this interview with Paul Herbka from South Seas Corporation (services and solutions based out of Colorado), we go in depth in a discussion of two-factor authentication, and why it’s important for any individual or business to seriously consider two factor authentication for any sensitive data.
You can listen to the interview, and/or read the transcript below
ID Watchdog is a company we interviewed a few months ago, but for whatever reason, never got the transcript of the interview up online.
So, here is the transcript (and an audio replay) of the interview we did with IDWatchdog.
(A Transcription of this Interview with IDWatchdog will be available shortly.)
In this interview with Erik Hansen, VP of Marketing for IDWatchdog, a Colorado based company which markets itself as a watchdog for your identity, we discuss many topics, including:
The current state of Identity Theft
Problems customers have had with IDWatchdog (concerns about ID Watchdog charging customers’ cards when they didn’t know they were being charged)
What makes IDWatchdog’s services different
Background and database monitoring
and much more.
Click below to listen to the Identity Theft Secrets Interview with IDWatchdog
Intelius is a company providing more than people search and people finder services. However, that is what people most know Intelius for.
In this review and interview with Ed Petersen, Executive Vice President for Intelius, we spoke about Intelius collecting cellphone numbers, their people search and enterprise-level services, and challenges people have had with Intelius accounts.
If you’ve been reading Identity Theft Secrets lately, you’ll remember the story of Christie Scalzo.
The woman who was falsely imprisoned and went through some real challenges because of someone stealing her Identity.
Christie’s friend found our post on IdentityTheftSecrets.com, and forwarded it to her, which eventually led to this interview with Christie Scalzo about her experience.
Though you may not have heard of them, Trend Micro is one of the world’s largest companies in the antispyware and computer protection software space.
In this interview, I spoke with David Perry, director of Global Education for Trend Micro, about solutions for everyone from home and home offices, to small business and enterprise business solutions.
Products we talked about Trend Micro Internet Security (formerly called PC-Cillin, but since phased out for a new name, just Internet Security), as well as their antivirus plus antispyware solutions, and a free scan that they call “Housecall”.
This is one of my favorite interviews I’ve done for IdentityTheftSecrets.com, as David is both a dynamic speaker and a very knowledgeable individual in the security and computer protection industry.
You can listen to the interview here for now, and a transcript of this interview with Trend Micro will be coming soon.