Cybersecurity

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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Beware The Dinosaurs: Colossal Threats That Are Hardly Extinct

Classic hacks—they’re still with us. Every day, the internet is filled with new threats and amazingly creative exploits that stun the imagination. But damage is also continually being done by the “oldies-but-goodies” of yesterday. Despite the fact that many of these cyber attacks were first attempted when the internet was in its infancy, they remain

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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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Cybersecurity Certifications: Do They Really Matter?

An important weapon in the war on cybercrime is the hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity professionals working day in and day out to protect organizations around the globe. These are the “good guys” and we need to give them as much of an edge as we can against all the cyber baddies out there. Comprehensive

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Is Blockchain Technology A Solution For IoT Security Problems?

At first, making all of our machines and devices “smart” seemed like a great idea—and in many ways, it ways.  The digitization of our very lives through the internet of things (IoT)—including conveniences like Bluetooth speakers, iPhones, and voice-activated baby monitors—has changed the landscape of our day-to-day experiences and made them easier, more intuitive, and—well,

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A Chilling IoT Reality: Will My Refrigerator Be Hacked?

With the advancement of the ‘connected cloud’ the Internet of Things (IoT) has also taken flight. Not long ago, IoT was a futuristic glimmer in the eye of blue chip brands like GE and Viking. Manufacturers of refrigerators, toasters, microwaves, and printers would have had to store data locally on the device itself instead of

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Why You Should Always Be Nice To The InfoSec Team

Think your job is tough? Unless you’re in information security, puh-leeze. Those guys (and they are mostly guys, but that’s a whole different story) have it really rough. Sure—every job on the planet has tradeoffs, and there will always be some good days and some bad days. But anyone who’s responsible for cybersecurity within an

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How To Negotiate The Relationship Between Security, Privacy, And Trust

Security, privacy, and trust are three very different things—but when it comes to our digital lives, they are all interrelated. It’s tempting to use the three-legged stool analogy here, but it doesn’t quite work because one of these concepts—trust—is more of a lever than a leg. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves… Let’s Start with

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Strong New Malware Exploits Microsoft Word For Hidden Attack

One of the main goals of antivirus software is to prevent spyware infections, which cyber attackers can use to breach the confidentiality of your computer’s data. But in order for this malicious spyware to work, it must be able to evade detection by antivirus software. Security researchers have discovered a new cyber attack campaign that

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Why Facebook Is Now Seeking A Friend In The Security Business

Facebook may not be seeking world domination (just yet), but they are seeking some cybersecurity support in the form of a big acquisition—and for good reason. The social media demigod has had a rough go as of late, with their recent hack compromising the data of over 30 million users (slightly lower than the initial report

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