The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk

Fiona Carroll, Cardiff Metropolitan University Do you know what the padlock symbol in your internet browser’s address bar means? If not, you’re not alone. New research by my colleagues and I shows that only 5% of UK adults understand the padlock’s significance. This is a threat to our online safety. The padlock symbol on a… Continue reading The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk

With the increase in remote work, businesses need to protect themselves against cyberattacks

Michael Parent, Simon Fraser University The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have forever changed how we socialize and conduct business. More and more, our personal and professional lives will be online. Paradoxically, our office towers sit empty. However, the amount of traffic in the virtual world continues to increase exponentially. Our physical borders are closed,… Continue reading With the increase in remote work, businesses need to protect themselves against cyberattacks

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