3 steps to becoming a smarter and safer online shopper

Every day, people use data to influence their decision making — from where to go for dinner, to selecting stocks in which they should invest, to where to live. Every Google search we perform, every Yelp review read or written, each item of clothing, houseware or electronic device we put in our virtual cart, is another data point companies can use to personalize our experience … Continue reading 3 steps to becoming a smarter and safer online shopper

5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

Times have changed. It’s no longer enough to protect your physical home, it’s also vital you stay safe from cybercrimes. It has become increasingly easier for criminals to gain access to financial accounts, email and even hack internet-connected devices in the home. The good news is that there are a handful of steps you can take to help defend your home from cyberattacks and lock … Continue reading 5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

What Parents Should Know About Social Media Teen Safety & Privacy

So my teen son approached my husband and I the other night about a follower on his Instagram account who was asking him questions about a local organization that he was in. Cool, no big deal, I’m OK with that, but being in the industry, I am also very cautious and I had every right to be … He reads to us what the guy is … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Social Media Teen Safety & Privacy

Four Ways Technology Can Positively Influence Your Life

A majority of Americans embrace technology in their homes and offices, but even then, many don’t understand the positive impact technology has and will have on us in the future. Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know … Continue reading Four Ways Technology Can Positively Influence Your Life

Keep Your Holiday Season Merry, Bright, and Safe

The holidays are an exciting time of year, but the celebrations and decorations do pose electrical safety hazards. Keep safety top of mind so that your holiday season stays merry and bright. Electrical accidents typically increase during the holiday season. The U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission reports that during the two months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital … Continue reading Keep Your Holiday Season Merry, Bright, and Safe