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IT Security Tag

Yes, you read that right. In this episode, Darnley discusses his frustrations on why banks in North America are not adopting strong security practices, how a Canadian bank failed him in the past, and why after 35 years of electronic communication they still can't get it right.  Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=DE9JJEXYBZVQA) ...

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Do you remember a time where net neutrality hit headlines?Do you remember when cyber sovereignty hit the news? We don't. In this episode, Darnley discusses what is Cyber Sovereignty and how it affects the overall cybersecurity posture for countries around the world. From the Great Firewall of China to the fall of Nortel, he discusses the importance of this and why it can and may become...

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DNA Security

Have you ever considered taking a DNA test to find your ethnicity and genealogy? Have you taken one already? In this episode, Darnley discusses the considerations before taking a DNA test - how does this affect your privacy? How to consider these 10 years in the future? Listen to this podcast to hear some pointers on why you need to evaluate your privacy BEFORE disclosing your...

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Business Ego

Are you in a position of power or authority? Do you honestly understand that your ego may cause a breach within your organization? In this episode, Darnley discusses the importance of considering that your ego may be hindering your perspective of your cybersecurity posture, the three knowns, and why ego is thy enemy.A must-listen podcast to really put things into perspective for you and your organization. Support the...

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Do you have a feeling you're being spied on? Does Amazon Alexa ignore you some days, and is attentive on other days?Is Google Assistant not really being helpful? Who handles all your information anyway? In this episode of Darn IT Group, Darnley explains how it is to live with a digital assistant, questioning paranoia, and the best steps in dealing with it. He also covers how you...

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Ever wondered what is is?Do you feel like a bunch of professionals are just super paranoid? In this episode, Darnley explains what Zero Trust is, why it is important, and five ways to consider when implementing zero-trust models. Strive for the importance in securing your network infrastructure without the worries of users or computers falling through the cracks.  ...

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With a growing user base with Tik Tok, greater alarm bells are being sounded as the majority of users are forgetting that this application is built inside China, which means a communist country has the ability to intercept and use the data. In this episode, Darnley will speak about his personal opinion about Tik Tok, the issues faced when using the application and how to best...

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Let's be honest with each other, there is a large majority of users & businesses still using running Windows 7. Some may be using this unsupported operating system due to budget constraints or due to running legacy software.  In this episode, Darnley discusses the benefits of upgrading to Windows 10, but also to those who cannot upgrade at the time, how to mitigate some cyber threats....

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Multifactor authentication

Much like dieting, some of your current cyber habits may be bad for your cybersecurity-hygiene. Cybercriminals LOVE people and businesses who do not follow today's recommended cyber-hygiene standards. There have been cases that I've personally seen, stories over the media, and examples to be made aware of when it comes to protecting your identity, information, and accounts online. Two-Factor is Better Than No-Factor In the cybersecurity field, understand that Email,...

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Given the state of the world during this global pandemic, you must understand that coronavirus/COVID-19 social engineering scams are entering the lives of everyone. They feature anything from fake medical research with malware-injected URL's to offering take vaccines - all this within a few months of the pandemic. With all the funny scams that are going in cyberspace, there is a real danger to cyber-criminals...

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