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Today is the first of December and since this is a brand new blog, I would like to spend this holiday season giving you, my readers, plenty of new content to check out on the page.

Some of my new posts will be for students, some for consumers and others will be for professionals both inside and out of the cybersec field, but it will all culminate in:

12 Days of Christmas Cybersecurity!

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12 Days of Christmas Cybersecurity!

Day 1: That’s the post you’re reading now

Today’s post is just to let you know what you can expect on whitehatHACKR the upcoming days. After these twelve days, I’ll go back to posting twice per week on Reblog Mondays and Thursdays.

Day 2: Staying safe this holiday season: online safety begins offline

This post will provide tips on how to keep your online identity secure even when you’re away from screens.

Staying safe this holiday season: online safety begins offline >>

Day 3: Reblog Mondays E2: Ethics code for professionals in the field of cybersecurity

Day 3 will be the first post I publish for professionals within the field of cybersecurity and it is dedicated to discussing the ethics of the profession. It is my hope that this post will spark some thought about the ethics involved with pen testing and ethical hacking.

Reblog Mondays E2: Ethics code for professionals in the field of cybersecurity >>

Day 4: More resources for cybersecurity students

Textbooks and lectures are great tools for learning, but today I’d like to help out my fellow cybersecurity students by sharing some other great resources I’ve come across for learning about cybersec and practicing the skills you’re learning in class.

More resources for cybersecurity students >>

Day 5: Is Facebook putting you at risk?

Social media is terrible for protecting your online identity, but Facebook is one of the worst offenders, not only because of their corporate wrongdoings but also because of the features they make available to their user base. Read the post for day 5 to find out why.

Is Facebook putting you at risk? >>

Day 6: How to create a secure password

Everything online requires a username and password to create a “secure” account. But are you really secure? Read the post for day 6 to learn how to create a secure password, including examples of weak, stronger, and strongest passwords.

How to create a secure password >>

Day 7: What is a password manager and why use one?

Building on the use of secure passwords, this post will cover password managers; what they are and why they are an essential tool in your arsenal for digital safety.

What is a password manager and why use one >>

Day 8: But I’m a Really Boring Person… Do I Really Need to Protect My Privacy?

I probably should have made my first post on theWhiteHatHACKER. If you think you’re too boring or unimportant to hack, think again.

But I’m a Really Boring Person… Do I Really Need to Protect My Privacy >>

Day 9: Electronic Health Records… are they worth the risk?

Trust me, I’m the first to want to access my scans, lab work, and doctor’s appointment notes online. But when it comes to your privacy and security, is that convenience worth the risk?

Electronic Health Records… are they worth the risk >>

Day 10: Reblog Mondays E3: Two Dozen Dangerous Google Play Store Apps

Today’s post is about a couple dozen applications that were removed from the Google Play Store due to the presence of hazardous backdoors.

Reblog Mondays E3: Two Dozen Dangerous Google Play Store Apps

Day 11: Lessons learned as a first-term cybersecurity student

Cybersecurity is one of the coolest-sounding fields right now, along with sci-fi paths like AI and machine learning and crime-fighting roles like CIA and FBI agent. But is it all so very glamorous? This post is about the lessons I’ve learned throughout my first term as a cybersecurity student.

Lessons learned as a first-term cybersecurity student >>

Day 12: 60+ tips for improving your online security

These twelve days of Christmas cybersecurity will culminate in a lengthy list of actionable tips to keep yourself safe. So far my list is up to 60+ tips but maybe I can get it up to 70 by December 12!

63 tips for improving your online security >>

TL;DR

Are there any other topics you’d like me to cover in the coming days and weeks?

Let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to address your suggestions.

If you’re excited for all the content coming up during these 12 days of Christmas, please be sure to share this with your loved ones and acquaintances alike. Online security benefits us all, and will only become more critical as technology’s presence grows in our community.

Get informed. Stay safe.

theWhiteHatHACKER

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