The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online. A special agent in our Cyber Division offered the following:

– “Don’t drive in bad neighborhoods.”
– “If you don’t lock your car, it’s vulnerable; if you don’t secure your computer, it’s vulnerable.”
– “Reduce your vulnerability, and you reduce the threat.”

Below are some key steps to protecting your computer from intrusion:

– Keep Your Firewall Turned On: A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers who might try to gain access to crash it, delete information, or even steal passwords or other sensitive information. Software firewalls are widely recommended for single computers. The software is prepackaged on some operating systems or can be purchased for individual computers. For multiple networked computers, hardware routers typically provide firewall protection.

– Install or Update Your Antivirus Software: Antivirus software is designed to prevent malicious software programs from embedding on your computer. If it detects malicious code, like a virus or a worm, it works to disarm or remove it. Viruses can infect computers without users’ knowledge. Most types of antivirus software can be set up to update automatically.

– Install or Update Your Antispyware Technology: Spyware is just what it sounds like—software that is surreptitiously installed on your computer to let others peer into your activities on the computer. Some spyware collects information about you without your consent or produces unwanted pop-up ads on your web browser. Some operating systems offer free spyware protection, and inexpensive software is readily available for download on the Internet or at your local computer store. Be wary of ads on the Internet offering downloadable antispyware—in some cases these products may be fake and may actually contain spyware or other malicious code. It’s like buying groceries—shop where you trust.

– Keep Your Operating System Up to Date: Computer operating systems are periodically updated to stay in tune with technology requirements and to fix security holes. Be sure to install the updates to ensure your computer has the latest protection.

– Be Careful What You Download: Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software. Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don’t know, and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. They may have unwittingly advanced malicious code.

– Turn Off Your Computer: With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action. The downside is that being “always on” renders computers more susceptible. Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker’s connection—be it spyware or a botnet that employs your computer’s resources to reach out to other unwitting

50 Quotes From Leading world Business Leaders

Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are important, but your ability to lead is what carries your company.

With that kind of pressure, it’s easy to feel stressed, lonely and overwhelmed at times. Every great leader has faced a challenge that defined their greatness, which is why we often turn to their advice when needed.

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Leveraging on failures | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Read this and be a blessing to your Generation

Fola Daniel Adelesi

There is always something you can do with failures. That is the beautiful thing about it. Many people think of failure in light of disappointments only and they never see any opportunities in the failures. While they are looking at what they have lost, there are other people making progress and their progress is hinged on the past failures they have experienced.

Leveraging on failures is what people mean when they ask you to turn the lemon that life has given you into lemonade. Something may have been thrown at you so that it will kill you but you can turn that very thing around to the major thing that keeps you alive.

Today when you listen to many inspirational speakers, what do they say? They are either people who have failed before or they know so many other examples of people who have failed. So some people organize a…

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The Power Of Meditation

You need to read this

House Of TAI


Meditation is an act of being alone, where there is no distraction or noise, reaching your innermost thoughts as you ponder on them, reflecting on your actions and problems and doing self-analysis. However, religiously, it could be an act of quiet conversations between you and your maker. Personally, I do this a lot and it has helped me grow spiritually in wisdom, knowledge and understanding. At some point in my life, I was disturbed, overwhelmed with fear, trembled at every challenge that came my way, worried ceaselessly about things I couldn’t control, deprived myself of peace, and many other things. I was able to find solace in the act of meditation as soon as my eye opened to the power it possesses. I came to understand that, for every problem, there is a solution or even a ton of solutions but we waste our time and energy crying, worrying, and…

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Good Ideas Are Not Enough

Be relevant

The Baseline Scenario

By James Kwak

Dan Davies put together a brilliant roundup of the clever business models that financial technology startups are pitching to their investors — and why most of them are deeply flawed. Some of them apply much more broadly than to just the financial services industry. Number three, for example — “Hoping that a load of people who actively mistrust each other will trust you instead” — is a decent description of the business-to-business marketplaces that Ariba was trying to build when I worked there back at the beginning of the millennium.

I’d like to add two more general principles that apply to technology companies that are trying to serve the financial services industry — mainly learned during my years working at an insurance software company before going to law school.

Read more on Medium …

(I’m going to try switching to a Brad DeLong-style approach in which I put the beginnings of my Medium posts here…

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Designed for Global Relevance

Be who you wanna be

Jimi Tewe

Many of the brands we know today that command global influence started off in a doubtful state.

Microsoft, Apple, Dangote and many individuals did not show signs of greatness at inception but today, these entities command the attention of nations and millions of people. 

A number of these companies and individuals have been in existence for just over 2 decades and as much as I am excited about them, my real excitement is for those who will emerge in the next decade or two.

Many of them do not look like success today but what they are doing today will definitely bring them to the stage of Global Influence.

Let me ask? Did you feel I was talking about you when I mentioned this last category? If your answer is ‘Yes’, then I believe so too.

Many times, who you are today is not a true reflection of the success…

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Every job with its own | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

You need to read this…….

Fola Daniel Adelesi

Sometimes you can think that your own job has too many challenges and the jobs of other people seem a lot easier. Because of that you may be considering a job switch so that you can do the easier job and make money easily. When you eventually get into that other job you will notice that the other job too has its own challenges.

This is the same for businesses. There are those who think that one business is easier and it does not come with any stress compared to the stress they are going through with their own jobs. For this reason alone they want to get into that other business. Once they get there they start seeing the challenges of that business also.

You may see that some business and jobs come with health challenges. There are those that will take you away from your family for very…

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Social media becomes truly social… effective use of social media for causes.



Many NGOs with good causes and intentions fade out over time either due to lack of funds or lack of response from society. It’s a very difficult task indeed to make people believe in your cause and further getting their help for that cause. Traditional cause marketing further does nothing much to keep the contributor attached for a long term. Social media offers proven effective tools to achieve this

With laptops and pcs in almost every home, and smartphone in almost every hand these days, social media has entered deep into our lives. On Social media, we meet people, celebrate birthdays, share our thoughts, memories, achievements and nearly share our day to day lives.  In other words we are becoming more and more social on social media. Social media has given us brand new Cs:  communication, creation, community, collaboration and CAUSES.

Since influence is key factor in decision making…

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