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Cybersecurity and the Presidential Election

By |2019-03-27T21:26:30+00:00November 16th, 2016|Industry News|

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 [...]

News Recap: East Coast Internet Outage

By |2016-11-02T17:54:26+00:00October 24th, 2016|Industry News|

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 [...]

News Recap: Facebook Releases Secret Conversions

By |2019-03-27T21:26:30+00:00October 14th, 2016|Industry News|

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 |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00October 7th, 2016|Cyber Security, Industry News, Online Safety|

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 [...]

The Growing Talent Gap in Cybersecurity

By |2019-03-27T21:26:32+00:00August 11th, 2016|Cyber Security, Industry News|

In the first half of 2016 alone, there were 500 breaches with over 12.8 million records exposed, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. With cyber attacks and data breaches becoming a statistical certainty in today’s digital world; the number of cybersecurity professionals has grown in tandem. However, there are not enough qualified professionals to [...]

Are passwords a thing of the past?

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Industry News, Online Safety|

Well, no. But, we may start seeing a trend moving away from passwords. At this year’s Google I/O conference, the company announced Trust API, a new feature that will be available to Android developers by the end of the year that uses a combination of biometrics to create a “Trust Score.” The API uses biometrics such as [...]

March Madness: A Mobile Security Reminder to Consumers

By |2019-03-27T21:26:35+00:00April 19th, 2016|Industry News|

This year’s NCAA tournament proved to be extra exciting with the number of upsets and the first buzzer beater in college basketball championship game history. Many people stayed up-to-date with the tournament via their mobile device. If you followed the excitement on the CBS Sports app, take note of the below. Mobile security firm Wandera [...]

The Battle Over Encryption

By |2019-03-27T21:26:36+00:00April 11th, 2016|Industry News|

In the wake of the Apple and FBI battle, we’ve seen heightened awareness around encryption. The most recent example of this is seen through WhatsApp, the online instant messaging service owned by Facebook with more than one billion global users, who rolled out end-to-end encryption for all of its users. So, what exactly does this mean? According [...]

Roundup of Security and Privacy Themes at SXSW Interactive 2016

By |2016-03-21T21:13:19+00:00March 21st, 2016|Industry News|

Every year, hundreds of thousands of thought leaders flock to Austin, TX to share ideas, discuss pressing trends, and network with other professionals at the South by Southwest Interactive conference. This year, conversations around privacy and security took center stage. Here’s a glimpse of the privacy and security themes at this year’s conference. The debate [...]

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