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The start of a new year is an opportune time to reflect on the achievements of the last twelve months and consider what needs to be accomplished over the next twelve. For consumers and professionals alike, the new year should serve as a timely reminder to think about their approach to online security in 2013. Indeed, caution should be exercised all year round, as the problem of online identity theft is obviously an annual problem rather than merely a seasonal one. Caution should always be exercised, whether you are making an online bill payment with a bank, doing business online, accessing a site for news, entertainment or related to a hobby interest, or even accessing an online dating site. Of course, online security starts with common sense as much as it does with technology. While many sites provide a convenient and seemingly safe way to find information, news o... (more)

Security and Convenience - Like Oil and Water?

As the pace of life appears to quicken, customers are demanding services that are faster, more mobile and more convenient. Microwave meals are ready in two ticks, a trip to an exotic island is only a couple of mouse clicks away and when travelling to a new destination, we trust GPS devices blindly without once consulting a road map. We continually expect speed, ease and convenience. In our virtual lives, it is the same story. We want access to all our applications in a split second, with minimal effort. In fact, in this world of high technology and instant communications, we hav... (more)