Natalie Werner is a freelance writer, CISSP & CCSK Certified Cybersecurity specialist with over 20 years of experience in the banking industry. She's also co-founder and CEO at The Alliance for Cyber Security Excellence (The ACE), an international not -for profit organization that provides cyber security solutions to reduce risk exposure from threats like hacks or malware infections by bringing together trusted experts across various fields, including information technology (IT). As well as providing specialized operational courses on how to maintain your digital assets within IT domains such as data protection, Natalie offers strategic training designed to help organizations better understand their own business needs when it comes down to protecting against external risks brought about through technological advances

What you should know when installing Home Wireless Routers (Wi-Fi)

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One commonality that stands out when discussing Cisco network routers and switches: is the renowned Internetwork Operating System (IOS). This powerful “engine” is what powers all of these devices, ensuring their successful operation. This article will primarily center on iOS and analyze how to manipulate it. Before that occurs, though, …

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Basic Networking: How do Networks Work

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A network is a system of interconnected devices that exchange information with each other to function correctly. This can include laptops, servers, smartphones, and more. The devices communicate with each over Special networks known as Routers and Switches. As the number of devices connected to the internet continues to grow, …

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What is Smart DNS and How Does it Work?

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DNS, or Domain Name Resolution, functions as an internet-based phone book that lists every website. A server that hosts webpages has an IP address, which is used to identify it. The Domain Name System (DNS) is used to convert domain names into IP addresses. Through your IP address, a streaming …

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How to Protect Your Business From Email Phishing Attacks

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Cybercrime is now one of the many concerns business faces daily. Technology has been the mainstay of development for many companies; however, as the digital aspect becomes more essential for businesses operation and daily activities, such does the growth of attacks in this environment. One of the most common means …

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What is adware, and how can it affect your security

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With the world now more technology-based than ever before, there has been a significant rise in digital data. Individuals, businesses, and government agencies store data electronically on computers, which is then sent from one computer to other devices on a network regularly.  Vulnerabilities and loopholes exist in computers as well …

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Four Cyber Protection Conditions Establish Protection Priority Focus

Four Cyber Protection Conditions Establish Protection Priority Focus Organizations use four cyber protection conditions to establish a protection priority focus. The first condition is compliance, which focuses on ensuring an organization meets all regulatory requirements. The second condition, known as the business-continuity condition, focuses on providing critical business functions that …

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The relationship between website security and SEO


In the digital age we currently live in, nearly every business needs an online platform – aka a website – to reach more customers. However, as web hacking and cybercrime have risen over the years, so has concern for website security amongst businesses, large and small. In fact, hackers are …

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Why You Should Never Use a Free VPN


The internet is a vast and wonderful place, but it can also be dangerous. Hackers are always looking for new ways to steal your data, and businesses are at risk of cyber attacks. That’s why using a VPN is essential when you’re online. A VPN will encrypt your data and …

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GTA Group Publishes Findings on Hermit Malware


Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has recently published findings on highly sophisticated spyware known as Hermit. RCS Laboratories, an Italian spyware vendor, distributed the malware with the help of several Internet Service Providers (ISPs), primarily targeting iOS and Android smartphones in Kazakhstan and Italy. What is Hermit Malware? Hermit Malware …

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