Hawaii Adventures to Embark On

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Steve Shillingford from Signal Peak enjoys mentoring other entrepreneurs. He received his bachelor of science from Brigham Young University in 1992. He currently serves as an adviser at Signal Peak Ventures. To get away and relax, Steve Shillingford enjoys visiting his favorite travel destination, Hawaii.

When visiting Hawaii, the adventures you can engage in are practically endless. One of the favorite things for vacationers to do in Hawaii is snorkeling. There is simply no better way to see the amazing and beautiful plant and animal life under the ocean’s surface. For those new to snorkeling, professional guides rent the necessary equipment and offer guided tours, making it possible for even a first-time snorkeler to have a truly unforgettable experience..

Golfing is another activity which brings people from all over the world to Hawaii. The public, private and elite courses and their terrain are as varied as the islands themselves, and offer a chance to get out in the wind and to experience the lush and luxuriant mountains. Some courses, located well above sea level, offer spectacular 360-degree views of the seashore and ocean below.

One of the most popular nighttime activities are the Luaus. A Hawaiian party or feast, Luaus have their roots in the harvest celebration. Often including live music, luaus are a great place to experience the traditional food, drinks, and music of the Hawaiian people.


Three Tips for Improved Password Security

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Steve Shillingford is an advisor for venture capital firm, Signal Peak Ventures. Before Signal Peak, Steve Shillingford spent much of his career in the cyber security field, serving as advisor, board member, and CEO to various security-related companies.

When it comes to personal cyber security, the foundation is always a strong password. Use these three tips to ensure yours is too tough to crack.

1. Do not reuse passwords– While using the same password for multiple sites is more convenient, it’s also easier for hackers, who often assume you’ll use the same login credentials across multiple sites. In 2011, Sony had to lock almost 100,000 accounts for their various platforms due to a security breach on an entirely unrelated site, where people used the same credentials they did with Sony.

2. Avoid the Dictionary– Full words are a bad idea because hackers have dictionaries, too. What’s more, they’ve got software that can check for real words as passwords. Instead, consider using symbols and acronyms.

3. Multi-Factor Authentication– Multi-factor authentication can protect you even if a hacker guesses your password. This added layer of protection requires additional verification when someone logs in from an unrecognized location. For example, if you’re using the feature on your banking site, they may send you a text message with a unique code, proving it’s actually you trying to log in.