Cybersecurity

Is The Antitrust Lawsuit Against AV Vendors Good For Security?

Each major antivirus vendor has their own malware researchers, antivirus signatures, heuristics, and proprietary malware detection technologies. Malware is now a greater problem than ever before—for enterprises, consumers, and organizations large and small. When it comes to detecting known malware and increasingly sophisticated zero-day attacks, each vendor tries to stay ahead of the game. The rise

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Do You Know How Women In Information Security Are Doing?

It’s no secret—women working in the cybersecurity industry spend their time in a male-dominated world, having to figure out and explain how computer technology can be used to do harm or how it can otherwise go wrong. Industry experts have suggested that being an effective cybersecurity practitioner requires a certain mindset. Not only is it

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The Scary And Growing Problem Of Email Fraud In A Nutshell

Word to the wise—watch your email inbox with a critical eye, as email scams are on the rise. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, they have identified a 270% increase in business email fraud since the beginning of 2015. Even smart and technologically savvy people can become email scam victims, so don’t let

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Why All the “Not Secure” Websites These Days?

Have you noticed a sudden rash of websites flagged as “not secure?” Every browser does it a little differently, but all the latest versions of the big four (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari) warn users about unsecured websites. Since July, Chrome has started to mark every website as either “secure” or

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The Risks and Realities of “Security Fatigue”

Back in the day—just ten years ago—a cyber-related incident was a big deal. When a major brand was breached on the internet, people freaked out. It was pretty rare, but when it happened—it was something to remember. Today, cyber risk warnings feel almost constant. When we aren’t hearing about a big-time breach or celebrity vulnerability,

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You Need To Discover The Joy Of An Encrypted Message

With the intense level of “following,” monitoring, tracking, and general oversharing going on these days, it’s easy to forget some people in the world still care about privacy. But as people and businesses continue to shake off old perceptions of security and embrace more online protections, encrypted email services are becoming increasingly attractive. With ongoing

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Why Mixing Your Cryptocurrency Is Still The Best Shot At Privacy

Let’s face it, finding online anonymity these days is hard—really, it’s impossible. And finding someone you can trust? Even harder. In this new era, where the threat of an imminent attack is always present, it has become increasingly important to protect your most valuable assets—namely, money and information. This is particularly true in the world

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How Did This Clever Teenage Kid Hack Apple’s Server?

A Melbourne student has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s secured system after the organization told experts of the interruption (via The Age). The teenage minor, who can’t be named for legal reasons, showed up at an Australian Children’s Court on Thursday facing allegations of hacking into Apple’s servers on different events. Details of the

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Why Australia Is Sick And Tired Of No Young Cybersecurity Professionals

Similar to Japan, Australia is one of the few countries with a growing elderly population—and even though both economies are stable and strong, this reality will soon need some attention. For Australians, one of the biggest threats to their future is the lack of younger, skilled cybersecurity professionals who can uphold industry best practices. The

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Warning To All Executives: This Security Breach Is On You!

Turn out, 2017 was a crazy year for data breaches. No one can forget the massive Equifax disaster, which exposed the sensitive information of millions of customers to cybercriminals around the world. And of course, there was the attack on the Republican National Committee which leaked personal data of over 200 million American voters. Oh,

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