Seasoned writer with a demonstrated history working in areas of information security, digital rights, and education. Skilled in content curation, research, curriculum development, editing, and history. Strong media, marketing, and communications professional with an MA in Education and a BA in from the University of California, Berkeley. Find her on Twitter: @jennjeffers3

This Is Why Cryptocurrencies Will Always Be Unicorns

It’s rare to find crossover between the mythological world and the business one, so when it happens—you know something big is happening. Throughout ancient history, the image of the unicorn has been one of elegance, mystery, and deep spiritual importance. As a horse-like creature with one magnificent horn, the legend of the unicorn has come

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The Panama Papers: How One Sensational Leak Exposed The Rich

When perusing the news about various fails in cybersecurity, both recent and past, the consequences are typically not positive. In fact, industry figures over the past year indicate cryptoming is up, along with those pesky infected phishing emails. Not only do these fails generate massive losses for companies—a sum Ponemon now places at about $5

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Why Launching A Cyber Attack On An Airplane Is Way Too Easy

Sometimes just the thought of a vacation or even leaving town for a few days is enough to help you forget your cybersecurity troubles—especially when you step onto a comfortable, modern jumbo jet. But it may surprise you to learn that the airplanes we often regard as safe are actually riddled with their own digital

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When You Think About Security, You’re Doing It Wrong

One of the biggest challenges we face in the world of cybersecurity is not phishing attacks or ransomware or firewall disasters—but rather, our name. Coined for the industry about 30 years ago, the term cybersecurity connotes some fairly off-putting feelings. For people on the outside, it can feel forbidding, fear-based, or even downright scary—so many

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Is The Internet A Solution To Better Human Rights In The World?

We often spend so much time thinking about the internet as a perfect tool for our capitalist pursuits, that we forget some of its more meaningful abilities. Although it certainly has many—from education to healthcare to business—it would be difficult to find one aspect more important than its power to enhance human rights around the

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How Can Digital Security Help In The Battle Against Gun Violence?

Digitally speaking, your information must have the freedom to move around the internet—connecting, sharing, transmitting, and making the technological world turn. And physically speaking, our bodies must also be able to move around the world in relative safety, working and thriving to keep our lives in motion. It is at this juncture between what we

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Why Cryptocurrency’s Future Needs More Women Behind The Scenes

Although recent gains within the realm of digital currencies like Ether and Bitcoin have generated considerable wealth for savvy investors, this landscape of beneficiaries is not particularly diverse in gender. In fact, most estimates suggest female participation in crypto—from adoption, to investment, to general use—only hovers somewhere around​ one to five percent.​ This reality stems

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Before You Forget About Disruption, Remember Blockchain Technology

Let’s talk about disruption, shall we? No, not the kind that feels a lot like innovation—the kind that literally sneaks up from behind and startles us so much, everything we were doing before somehow seems less possible and less important. Something truly disruptive in the tech world is a superhero-like force that emerges when people

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Why The U.S. Withheld Their Support For Improved Security In The World

If you see the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, scratching his head, chances are it has something to do with Trump’s latest visit to Paris. Aside from a few rain-related snafus, the biggest American-made thorn in the side of fellow diplomats—all gathered together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice—was the lack

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Microchip Security: The New Biometric That Will Make You See The Future

Who doesn’t love a biometric security measure? Whether it’s a thumbprint on your iPhone or facial recognition software, having your technology and personal devices quickly and conveniently authorize you in a split second is pretty darn cool. Not only does it make moving through your day just a little bit easier, it also has that

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