Safer Harbor

Helping companies navigate the treacherous waters surrounding IT security and secure product development

A Contrarian View – Shop at the Breached Retailers

I came across a timely survey that listed the crimes that Americans are most worried about.  69% are worried about stolen credit card numbers, according to a Gallup survey, making it … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

You NEED to be Santa (and your family’s) Cyber-Helper

The odds are very good that someone in your family got an Internet-connected device this holiday season.  This year, in addition to the old staples such as routers and tablets, … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Let’s Be Careful Out There – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

(Image from: October, 2014 is the 11th annual (US) National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  The US Department of Homeland Security has a page with information on Cybersecurity topics that will be … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Before You Leave for College…

It’s back-to-school time in the US and that means that college students are moving into their dorms and apartments. If they’re like most college students, they’ve packed up a car … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Boulevard of Broken Things – IoT Buyers Beware

In my last blog post, I talked about the reasons why people fail to upgrade software on Internet-connected devices.  But what is the situation like when you’ve actually gotten “a … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

When I Get A Round 2It

There are approximately 12 billion connected devices today (May 18, 2014), and by 2020 forecasts call for anywhere between 26 and 50 billion devices to be connected into the Internet … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment