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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 [...]

Major Themes From NCSAM 2016

By |2019-03-27T21:26:30+00:00November 1st, 2016|Cyber Security|

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

By |2019-03-27T21:26:30+00:00October 21st, 2016|Cyber Security|

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 |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 [...]

5 Security Tips for Working Remotely

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Cyber Security|

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 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 [...]

The State of Cybersecurity in 2016 Thus Far

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00July 1st, 2016|Cyber Security, Data Breach|

July 1st marks the halfway point of the year. What better time to review the last six months of 2016? The Identity Theft Resource Center reports 500 breaches with over 12.8 million records exposed since January 1, 2016. The breaches span the verticals of financial services, business, education, government/military, and government/healthcare. At this rate, we may [...]

News Recap: White Hat Hackers Crack Fingerprint Authentication on Phones

By |2019-03-27T21:26:36+00:00March 9th, 2016|Cyber Security, Industry News|

Fingerprint authentication on smartphones is meant to bridge the gap between security and convenience. The problem is, we leave our fingerprints everywhere – on our coffee cups, keypads, and beyond. And, hackers are constantly looking for new, innovative ways to steal our most sensitive information – fingerprints included. In a recent Naked Security article, white [...]

Hook, line and sinker: a lesson from Snapchat’s phishing incident

By |2019-03-27T21:26:36+00:00March 4th, 2016|Industry News, Malware and Scams|

The popular video messaging app, Snapchat, recently announced a phishing attack that has compromised the identities of a number of its current and former employees. Snapchat disclosed on their blog that their payroll department was targeted by an isolated phishing scam, where a scammer impersonated the company’s CEO and asked for employee payroll information. As [...]

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