With so much talk about hacking events and data breaches, and with Hollywood’s constant portrayal of the cyber bad guys, it can be easy to forget that simply being a hacker isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It certainly doesn’t always equate to criminal activity. Everyone from law enforcement agencies to retail companies rely on hackers […]

Anyone who’s spent any time around the internet has probably heard of phishing emails, or those really strange messages that try to get you to click a link or reveal personal information about yourself, or may even go so far as to try to get you to make payments of some kind. They’re usually pretty […]

When the social media site Snapchat first appeared on the internet, it didn’t take long for its built-in appeal to become obvious to its hordes of mostly younger users. In essence, Snapchat worked by letting users send a “snap,” which was a message, video, or image that would completely disappear after a matter of seconds. […]

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is Secure Development of IT Products. What does that mean to consumers? It means working to protect technology and personal data through better standards for product design, and a better awareness of the behaviors that lead to a data breach. With news this year of several […]

One of the touchiest subjects concerning the use of technology in any workplace has got to be the policies concerning social media use and private account use. With the rise in popularity of bring your own device initiatives, some managers and supervisors have wondered about the legality of blocking certain websites or issuing mandates against […]

The Heartbleed security flaw from a few months ago may have put everyone on edge about internet security, and it’s a good thing it did. The response to the most recent bug has been a lot more low-key, possibly because we were all a little more prepared for it, even while it seems to have […]

If you are a business owner or consumer, it’s time to mark your calendar for National Cyber Security Awareness Month to educate yourself, employees and your customers on the latest identity-theft and cybersecurity trends. This cybersecurity effort offers tremendous resources to help you know more and better protect yourself and your business. The full-month program […]

If you’re like most people, you may not think much about cyber security until an incident or event causes you to have to revisit your personal data’s safety. But October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and this is a great time to put forth a little extra effort in making sure that you and […]

Is your business prepared for the cost, liability and potential business interruption of a data breach? Your business being hit by ID-theft criminals is a frightening thought, but one you should consider. Thousands of small businesses experienced a data breach around the same time as Target was making headlines, according to a Department of Homeland […]

Newer cars, USB drives and in-flight Internet are among the looming dangers cited for information and physical security at the recent 17th annual Black Hat Conference. It’s the world’s premier global information security event and one I follow closely. Black Hat Conference security experts want you to know that cybercriminals will continue to be a […]