Author: Hemu Nigam

Hemu Nigam

Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam is the founder of SSP Blue, the leading advisory firm for online safety, security, and privacy challenges facing corporations and governments. A veteran of online security, he brings over 20 years of experience in private industry, government, and law enforcement. He has been called upon by institutions from the United Nations to The White House to provide counsel on the world’s most critical online protection challenges and has been a featured expert by BBC, BusinessWeek, CNN, Financial Times, Fox News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. You can get more security tips at his website, Twitter, and Facebook.

Safety, Security and Privacy

About Hemu Nigam

Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam is the founder of SSP Blue, the leading advisory firm for online safety, security, and privacy challenges facing corporations and governments. A veteran of online security, he brings over 20 years of experience in private industry, government, and law enforcement. He has been called upon by institutions from the United Nations to The White House to provide counsel on the world’s most critical online protection challenges and has been a featured expert by BBC, BusinessWeek, CNN, Financial Times, Fox News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. You can get more security tips at his website, Twitter, and Facebook.

Keep Out! I’m Still Home!

Keep Out! I’m Still Home!

(This column is courtesy of SSP Blue.) We are all very good at using our common sense when we go on vacation, to prevent criminals, like those in the movie Home Alone, from deciding to burglarize our homes while we are gone. We ask neighbors to take in our garbage, collect our mail and turn on our lights periodically so ...

Scammers coming together in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Scammers coming together in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

  The President has asked Americans all across the country to come together as a nation to help fellow citizens recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As the community steps up, so do the scammers. In the devastating wake of Sandy, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a new warning for ...

Is Facebook taking over the world?!

Is Facebook taking over the world?!

(Content originally posted on HLNTV.) Are you surprised that Facebook wants to enter the online banking business? Or become an online stock trader? Or be a place where you can find your next job? Or let you share all your musical likes? Or be your local movie theater? Some might even ask, “Is Facebook taking ...

Put Your Best Digital Footprint Forward

Put Your Best Digital Footprint Forward

(Content originally posted on Discovery.com.) The phrase “digital footprint” might not mean much to you right now, but it should. Digital or viral footprint refers to the mass of content on the Internet that can be linked to you and, therefore, located by anyone doing a search on you. The list of possible places for ...

Keeping Dad Happy and Your Wallet Safe

Keeping Dad Happy and Your Wallet Safe

Father’s Day just passed, which meant great celebrations, barbeques and great gifts. Many of us hunted for the best gifts for dad online looking for everything from gadgets to clothes.  Unfortunately, gift giving holidays like Father’s Day also tend to bring out fraudsters and online scammers. There are thousands of ...

LinkedIn Reminds Us: A Different Password for Every Site Is Critical

LinkedIn Reminds Us: A Different Password for Every Site Is Critical

Recent attacks on LinkedIn and eHarmony highlight the importance of different passwords for different sites. LinkedIn confirmed that there had been a breach in their security whereby hackers stole approximately 6.5 million encrypted passwords.eHarmony also announced a breach in their security where 1.5 million ...

Ask Hemu: Weekly Tips From an Online Security Veteran

Ask Hemu: Weekly Tips From an Online Security Veteran

Are all these updates that you get reminders for everyday really necessary? Absolutely. When a security alert pops up on your computer or smartphone to ask if you'd like to update your software or device, always accept. Hackers and attackers are constantly pushing out new viruses and pieces of malware to invade your ...

Avoiding the Cyber Crime Holiday

Avoiding the Cyber Crime Holiday

Price Waterhouse Coopers just released a report finding that cyber crime against businesses has soared in 2011.  While Cyber Monday might be over, the online shopping discounts will continue to get better and better as Christmas approaches.  In essence, the holiday ad bombardment won’t stop until the New Year bells have ...

Cyber Monday: 6 Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked or Scammed

Cyber Monday: 6 Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked or Scammed

Cyber Monday -- which for many stores begins Sunday -- is almost upon us. That means that more than any other time of year, we'll be bombarded with sales and deals and notices and ads. One study found 84 percent of retailers saying they would email consumers about holiday-shopping deals. Your email inbox will be stuffed ...

The Facebook Revolt

The Facebook Revolt

We talk a lot about the impact of social media on commerce and human connections.  The social media platform has the ability to transfer news and ideas faster than news and ideas can even be generated.  Since the start of what the media is calling the ‘Arab Spring’, social media has literally become something quite ...