Cyber Safety Insights & News

September 8, 2018

With demands on a parents, individuals, business owners or manager’s time, there is never a good time to learn something new or implement changes.

When we receive questions after presentations, from our website or facebook page, one that comes up often is ‘what age…?”....

August 5, 2018

Not everyone concedes the point, but most do; their children know more about the Internet and devices than they do. So why is it most children probably do know more than their parents? They are predominantly for the same reasons they often find trouble on the Internet:

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July 28, 2018

In our last post we highlighted why password reuse is not ideal and why it is important to act to change passwords in areas that they have been reused.

What if you could know whether your username and password were involved in any breaches, recently or in the past.  Wha...

July 18, 2018

We have been chatting with friends and customers recently and several have mentioned that they received one of those “Notification of Data Breach”emails and weren’t sure what to do about it.  That has prompted us to take to the blog!

The data breach notification th...

January 31, 2018

This is a follow up to our previous post on Cyberbullying/Online Bullying.

After writing up our previous post, I decided I would also make reference to it on Twitter.  So I went ahead and made a Tweet from my umesecurity account.

When I started umesecurity it was in...

January 24, 2018

On 13 January, 2018 we posted in our Facebook News Feed regarding online bullying. We have repeated the content here to provide it to visitors to our website.  If you would like to be updated with similar content you can also follow us on Facebook

In our presentations,...

July 13, 2017

This is the follow up to our previous “Ransomware! Should I care?” Post.  If you haven’t read it already then you can find it here to provide some more context to what is discussed in this post.

Based on media reports the ransomware problem was widespread and impacted l...

June 30, 2017

In our recent presentations to groups I have been genuinely surprised at the amount of people who had not heard about 'ransomware'.  When you spend a lot of time in a given community or field such as cyber security, you can get a skewed understanding of the impact or k...

March 1, 2017

There are literally hundreds of thousands of apps available between the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, Windows Store and the software and utilities able to be installed on a PC or Mac.

Through our presentations we receive feedback from parents; one assumption we ma...

November 6, 2016

One of the first steps to managing Internet access in a home, or even a business, is to understand how the Internet is accessed.

  • Which devices provide Internet access?

  • Which devices are connected or are capable of connecting?

  • Are additional access points...

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