64%

of Americans have personally experienced a major data breach

Skua Labs is the one place where freelancers and independent consultants can find expert advice, product reviews and step-by-step guidance on cybersecurity best practices.

Freelancers

Digital data and devices are the lifeblood of independent contractors, freelancers and small business owners. Cybercriminals are more sophisticated than ever and data breaches are a weekly headline. It’s time freelancers improve their cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

Just because you are a business of one doesn’t mean your data and the sensitive information of your clients is any less important or critical to protect than a big Fortune 500 brand.  While cybersecurity can seem complex and confusing, there are a handful of basic steps you should take to secure your data and devices.

Skua Labs

We are freelancers who want to improve cybersecurity practices for all freelancers. We show you the basic cybersecurity practices that can help protect your data and make you more productive.

What's Included


We give you just what you need to do the basics right.

Cybersecurity Toolkit

Six core how-to modules covering the core cybersecurity best practices from backup and recovery to password management, networking, mobile security, maintenance and phishing.

Expert Webcasts

Webcasts cover common threats, risks and cybersecurity basics. Topics range from role-based cybersecurity for freelancers to choosing the right VPN and password managers.

Solution Spotlights

In-house vendor reviews of important cybersecurity products and services that help you understand what to buy, what to ignore and how to tell the difference.

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Unlimited Updates

Cybersecurity best practices constantly evolve so we include unlimited updates to all content, tools, research and reviews. We proactively send updates and announcements.

Exclusive Newsletters

Receive member-only newsletters detailing new products and solutions to improve your cybersecurity. We cover everything from the basic know-how to the specific how-to.

Checklists

We provide checklists and cheatsheets that help you stay on track and up to date with the basics of cybersecurity. Checklists accompany the topics included in the six-module toolkit.

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Download the FREE Cybersecurity Fundamentals guide

A quick starter guide on what you should do and why you should do it. Includes topics such as:

Password security

Two factor authentication

Backup and recovery

"The Skua content helps me do the basics and do them right." -Holly P., freelance writer, Brooklyn NY

Premium

$49.95per year
  • CYBERSECURITY TOOLKIT Full access
  • EXPERT WEBCASTS
  • SOLUTION SPOTLIGHTS Cybersecurity vendor reviews
  • NEWSLETTERS Exclusive to members
  • CYBERSECURITY CHECKLISTS
  • UNLIMITED UPDATES All content, research and toolkit modules
  • NEW MODULES

PREMIUM PLUS

$99.95per year
  • CYBERSECURITY TOOLKIT Full access
  • EXPERT WEBCASTS
  • SOLUTION SPOTLIGHTS Cybersecurity vendor reviews
  • NEWSLETTERS Exclusive to members
  • CYBERSECURITY CHECKLISTS
  • UNLIMITED UPDATES All content, research and toolkit modules
  • NEW MODULES
  • plus
  • CUSTOM CONSULT 30 Minute personalized phone call
  • CONTRACT TERMS For use in client contracts

Cybersecurity Insights for Freelancers

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Equifax Data Breach Takeaways

The Equifax data breach is one of the most serious ever reported. Here are some key facts and takeaways for freelancers.

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Solution Spotlight: Dashlane Password Manager

Dashlane is an affordable, easy-to-use password manager for freelancers, Here’s what we like about it and what could be improved.

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Two Factor Authentication for Freelancers

Freelancers need to start using two factor authentication now. Here are three ways to start using SMS, app and device-based authentication to fortify your security.

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I Erased My Hard Drive to Test Backup & Recovery

Here’s what happened. Hint: It wasn’t pretty.

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VPN Basics for Freelancers

Learn the benefits and cautions of VPNs along with 4 questions to ask to find the right VPN for freelancing.

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Freelancer Briefing: How to Avoid IRS and Tax Phishing Scams

Here are a few best practices and common phishing scams to keep in mind as you navigate the tax filing season.

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