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How to delete your personal data from Google search engine index

When personally identifiable information (PII) that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred is shared publicly online it poses a grave threat to fraud, financial security, and potentially even to personal safety. Google has recently released a feature that allows individuals to remove such sensitive information from their databases that…

Protecting municipalities and public institutions from cyberattacks

Combatting Cyberattacks at Local and Public Institutions

Over the past several years, municipalities, universities, schools, and hospital institutions – or the MUSH Sector for short – have become an attractive hunting ground for cybercriminals. Comprised of entities that receive government funding, but that are not controlled by government, the MUSH sector also important civic institutions like police forces, long term care homes,…

HTTPS and SSL in 2020: What Website Owners Should Know

HTTPS and SSL in 2020

The pursuit of stronger data security and the need for stronger user protections is continually driving the evolution of SSL. On a continuous basis, new protocols and safety provisions are being introduced by the major browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. As a result of this is HTTPS, and encryption as a…