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Cybersecurity and the Presidential Election

By |November 16th, 2016|

Cybersecurity was a prominent issue in this year’s presidential elections, from attacks against Democratic Party institutions to concerns around hacks at polling sites. Regardless of where you stand politically, the election outcome will undoubtedly have implications for consumers.

This past year we’ve seen some significant activity in this area from the White House, including the introduction […]

Mr. Robot: Hackers and Hollywood

By |November 10th, 2016|

Recent television shows like Mr. Robot demonstrate a change in how Hollywood writers are now representing hackers. Previously, hackers were portrayed as recluse individuals or nerdy sidekicks. But now, we’re seeing a shift with hackers being portrayed as the superhero or protagonist. Regardless of the role, it’s important to recognize that hackers present a real […]

Major Themes From NCSAM 2016

By |November 1st, 2016|

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) bands together businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, universities and individuals from around the globe every October to promote cybersecurity awareness and education. Rooted in the philosophy that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, NCSAM seeks to create dialogue about the most pressing issues in cybersecurity. Here are some of the major […]

News Recap: East Coast Internet Outage

By |October 24th, 2016|

On Friday, a large-scale Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack caused a massive Internet outage on the east coast. The attack took down a number of sites including Twitter, Netflix and Amazon for a large part of the day. DDoS attacks are nothing new, and we’ll likely continue to see these attacks.

What is a DDoS […]

Cybersecurity and Space

By |October 21st, 2016|

Research organization Chatham House recent released a paper, “Space, the Final Frontier for Cybersecurity?” that delves into the rarely discussed, but increasing threat of satellite attacks. Just think, much of the world’s infrastructure – like GPS navigation, weather and environmental monitoring, and financial services – relies on satellite data. It’s important to note that satellites […]

News Recap: Facebook Releases Secret Conversions

By |October 14th, 2016|

Facebook recently released the opt in, end-to-end encryption feature it’s calling “Secret Conversations,” available to all 1 billion of its users around the world, according to Wired. Now, Facebook users can opt in to encrypting their messages so that no one – hackers or law enforcement – can read them except the two people on […]

News Recap: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By |October 7th, 2016|

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off this month. With all eyes on cyber security, we’re spotlighting a few recent news stories we expect to be a key part of the conversation among those participating in NCSAM.

Cybersecurity and the 2016 Election
For the first time in history, cybersecurity has emerged as a major topic in the […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By |October 1st, 2016|

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), created as a collaborative effort between government and industries to ensure everyone has the resources they need to say safe online.

While it’s important to keep cyber security top-of-mind throughout the year, NCSAM provides a dedicated time for companies, government agencies, universities, nonprofits, individuals and more to collaborate […]

5 Security Tips for Working Remotely

By |September 23rd, 2016|

According to Global Workplace Analytics’ 2016 study, 3.7 million employees now work from home at least half the time. In fact, the amount of individuals who work from home has grown 103% since 2005. While working from home brings a number of benefits, like cutting out the long commute to work, providing a quieter atmosphere […]

The Cost of Identity Theft

By |September 16th, 2016|

In today’s digital world, identity theft is a fact of life. The most obvious cost of identity theft that victims encounter is financial loss. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s most recent study, 17.6 million people in the US experience some form of identity theft each year. This includes activities such as fraudulent credit […]

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