CyberSecurity

Cybersecurity and integrity, pt 6

Part 6 – Cookies in your browser Whenever you visit a website through the web browser on your computer or on your mobile device you usually get a notification where you as a user are asked to approve the website’s use of cookies. Cookies are a type of program that exists in order to save…

Cyber security and integrity, pt 3

Part 3 – Research Some companies, like Facebook, conduct research with the help of the data that is collected from their users. The research that Facebook does is often of a psychological nature. The possibilities are endless. It can be about how social media affects people, or how you could manipulate people with the help…

Cyber security and integrity, pt 2

Part 2 – The commercial uses of data Today most companies have an online presence. If you are selling something you usually have a website that this is done through. Social media has also become increasingly important. This is an evolution of marketing, where companies create an online presence that is carefully calibrated to communicate…

Cyber security and integrity, pt 1

Part 1 – Integrity and cyber security This is the first part in a series of articles on the subject of cyber security. The purpose of the series is firstly; to explain the basics of how and why data is generated, stored and used. Secondly; to explain how you, as a user, can control the…

VPN

“VPN” which stands for Virtual Private Network is one of the best tools available for the average Joe.But what is a VPN, and what does it actually do?Well, to get to that point we have to look at some history first. Once upon a time VPNs were merely used for businesses, governments and important clientele.It…

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