Ric Dela Cruz

Smart Speaker Security

Smart Speaker

Alexa, What Are You Collecting? At the top of many gift lists is a smart speaker device. They can make our life easier and more convenient with integration across all of our devices, taking efficiency to the next level. And it is likely we’ve all made a new friend in Alexa, Siri, or their Google … Read more

Security Window Film

When it comes to safety and security, glass is the weakest point on your building’s exterior. Consumers spend thousands of dollars on access control, CCTV, and alarm systems, but rarely consider the security of their window and door glass.   You may be wondering, “Why should I spend money to protect my building’s windows and … Read more

Campus Security Buttons

Campus Security Buttons There are so many different visions that come to mind when I talk about campus security buttons. One of the most common is the very visible emergency phone tower seen on campuses throughout the country. The thing I hear most about those is that they are too far away for someone to … Read more

Smart Appliances & Cybersecurity

Are we inadvertently putting a spy in our home? Do smart appliances have the ability to hear and see what we are doing? The answer is a little complex, but there are aspects of these devices that all consumers should be aware of. First, these are not designed to spy on you. But when you … Read more

Unemployment Scams

Unemployment Scams   We tend to not ask too many questions and let things slide when we aren’t certain about the situation. Is that normal? Should that happen like that? I guess so. I don’t really know. I mean, it seems ok?? And as with all things related to COVID-19, there’s an air of uncertainty … Read more

The Hacker Got Hacked

The Hacker Got Hacked   WeLeakInfo was a data breach site that offered paid subscriptions to users who could then access their searchable database which contained stolen records. This now defunct site contained 12.5 BILLION records of data that was illegally obtained through various means. This included names, phone numbers, addresses, passwords, and email addresses. … Read more

Ring a Ding Ding

Ring a Ding Ding The One Ring Scam Your phone rings once. The number looks familiar, same area code, same exchange as your local area, so you pick it up. Hello? No one responds on the other end of the line. You repeat “hello?” and it feels like a bad connection or that they can’t … Read more

Home Office Security Never Too Late

Home Office Security Never Too Late to Evaluate We are past the point of whether or not working remotely, or from home, is something we are unsure of. It is likely our permanent setup, or at the very least, a long term one that we need to move forward with and in confidence. These recommendations … Read more

Children’s Social Security Numbers

Children’s Social Security Numbers, an Easy Target The value of stolen data increases when it is more easily manipulated and used. With a social security number, you can apply for identification, loans, and a range of other things that are valuable. If your credit score is high, the possibilities of what can be done are … Read more