June 16, 2020


Kathleen R. McMorrow

The Communications Optic, LLC.

Phone: 973.665.8167

Email: [email protected]

Two Women-Led Cybersecurity Firms Issue “Information Exposed,” A White Paper on How to Protect Personally Identifiable Information in a World of Connected Devices

(Wanaque, NJ) Today, Hetherington Group (Hg) and Paraben Corporation announce the joint release of a new white paper entitled, “Information Exposed.” The 73-page free report—written for the general public—is a user-friendly guide to understanding the pros and cons of sharing personally identifiable information online and how to protect one’s self and loved ones from predators and fraudsters.

Part A of the report, Hg’s Opt Out Online, helps readers understand the dark side of information sharing, the pitfalls of oversharing, and how to reduce online risks. Appendix A offers useful tips for protecting personally identifiable information and preventing identity theft. Appendix B instructs on how to opt out of online vendors. Appendix C provides steps for removing personally identifiable information from three major DNA collection retrieval services.

“You cannot avoid surveillance, just like you cannot deny gravity, but there are measures you can take to protect yourself and your family,” stated Cynthia Hetherington, president and founder of Hg. “In this digital era, protecting personally identifiable information is of utmost importance. This report is meant to help facilitate your personal privacy in a very open online world.”

Part B of this report, Paraben’s The Internet of Things, explores connected devices and provides examples of best practices in order to exist as securely as possible in this connected world.

“There is no one solution, no one vendor, that has all the answers,” stated Amber Schroader, president of Paraben Corporation. “The best security practices start at home. Using this report as a guide, you can begin to remove, obstruct, or obscure the open source information that leaves you and your family vulnerable online.”

To download the free report, click here.

About Hetherington Group (Hg)

Founded in 1999 by Cynthia Hetherington, Hg is a certified New Jersey Woman Business Owned Corporation headquartered in Wanaque. Hg a leader in investigative due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations with twenty-five years of global experience in tracking down and exposing vital and sensitive information. Believing knowledge and transparency is key to building partnerships and making sound decisions, Hg consistently consults on myriad international, federal, state, and local investigations, has published an Insiders Newsletter for nineteen years, authored three books, and trained over 180,000 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices world-wide.

About Paraben Corporation

Paraben Corporation was founded in 1999 as a technology design firm in 2001 Amber Schroader took over as the CEO of the organization and turned the focus of the firm to be digital forensics and cyber. As part of the focus, the last 20-years Paraben and its leadership have been watching and keeping pace with the digital frontier and the changes that have been occurring. From the release of the first tool to deal with mobile forensics in 2001 to the first technology to collect from IoT devices in 2010, the perspective on technology and the shifts in the data is at the forefront.