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Everyday steps you can take to control your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing in ways that feel right to you.

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Backups – the easiest way to protect yourself from ransomware attacks 

How many times have you faced the embarrassing situation of  forever losing your precious data such as photos, videos, etc.? All of this either due to a little carelessness or maybe not even your fault? Are you being careful by always keeping a safe copy of your most valuable data, or are you just relying on your usual antivirus software to protect you against ransomware attacks?

Kasia Piotrowska | 15 min read | Feb 18, 2021

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) – what are they, and why they are important? 

Virtual Private Networks, also known as VPNs, are well known to our public as a very useful "tool" for circumventing the rules of certain streaming platforms regarding the geolocation constraints. Aside from "cheating" the service or platform, and making your favorite series, feature film, or podcast available, what else do we know about them? Can VPNs benefit us in other circumstances, professional or private, and why are they really important?  

Kasia Piotrowska | 15 min read | Feb 8, 2021

Phishing messages - the most common digital threat for 2021 

Phishing messages, spam, junk, and a host of other names. We have all, at some point, received such messages. From the infamous e-mails from the Nigerian prince to the most sophisticated types of targeted phishing. The bad news is: they are here to stay. What can we do about it?  

Kasia Piotrowska | 15 min read | Jan 18, 2021