Major Themes From NCSAM 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…

Cybersecurity and Space

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

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

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…

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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…

Back to School Cybersecurity Tips for all Ages

Children are lucrative targets for identity theft because of their clean credit. In a report by Carnegie Mellon CyLab, 10.2 percent of children had someone else using their Social Security number (SSN). Identity thieves can cause serious damage to a child’s credit with the use of a single identifying element: SSN. A child’s SSN can…

The Once Impenetrable, Penetrable: Macs Under Attack

Earlier this year, we talked about the issues in cyber security that we anticipated to dominate in 2016. One of which was the prediction that Apple devices would become the victim of increased focus from cyber criminals as they grow in popularity. Once seemingly impossible to penetrate, we’re already seeing a number of attacks against…