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New Patent Uses Circuit Boards to Protect Cryptographic Information

It’s everywhere. Seemingly everywhere you turn, there’s somesort of virtual attack happening. Ever since the invention of the computer hackers, have been around. But, it has only been in the last decade or so that hackers have come to the forefront of society. Today, attacks such as the WannaCry incident prove that online security is something that is of the ... Read More »

Deep Root Analytics Is in Deep Trouble With Voter Data Breach

Cybersecurity experts speculate that in our current state, up to 70% of cyber attacks, including breaches, go undetected in a given year. Part of identifying and stopping breaches is knowing what kind of information cybercriminals are after, and election season creates hotbeds of public information that are prime targets for a breach. The companies that house this information are, of ... Read More »

3 Cybersecurity Risks It’s Time to Outgrow

Sun Tzu probably would have suffered a stroke if you told him that thousands of years in the future, sprawling and complex communications systems capable of semi-autonomous thought would unify communications across the globe and make the business world reliant on a finite set of technologies. While the context is different, “know thine enemy” is a concept as applicable to ... Read More »

The biggest security problems with robotics

Robotic devices and automation platforms — which are similar in many ways — seem to be exploding in the IoT market, and for good reason. The idea behind these systems is to automate or carry out basic tasks so we have more time to do the important stuff. But a new study from authors at IOActive, reveals that robots are ... Read More »

Why 61% of hacked webmasters don’t receive a notification

As part of its #NoHacked campaign, Google released a report about website security trends, including hacking. Unfortunately, one of the major statistics within the report indicates there’s a lot of progress yet to be made in reducing successful hacks. That’s because, in 2016, the number of hacked sites went up by about 32 percent. Google’s representatives don’t expect that statistic ... Read More »

Shadow IT Is a Bigger Problem Than Most of Us Realize

Maybe you’ve only heard about shadow IT in passing or think it’s not very likely to impact your workplace, so it’s not important. It’ll soon be clear shadow IT is wreaking havoc in ways most people aren’t aware of, making it a worthwhile subject to discuss. Shadow IT Weakens Organizational Standards When you first started working at a new place, ... Read More »

50 Percent of Americans Don’t Trust Institutions to Protect Their Data

Have you had one – or many – of your accounts hacked? According to a report from Pew Research Center, a vast majority of Americans have. In fact, the study also shows that people believe cyberattacks are a way of life in today’s world. This may be a surprise to some, while to others it may not. In fact, 35 ... Read More »

5 Tech Trends You Can Expect to Dominate 2017

Kayla Matthews

With a new year comes new advancements in technology, and 2017 will surely include many impressive innovations. Let’s take a look at some of the tech that’s likely to gain momentum during the coming year. Virtual Reality Although virtual reality was once a concept that was largely only familiar to people who could afford extremely expensive systems, the assortment of ... Read More »

AttackIQ Raises $8.8 Million to Help Businesses Improve Cybersecurity

A start-up business based in San Diego has generated significant interest lately due to its recent acquisition of $8.8 million in funding. Known as AttackIQ, the firm specializes in cybersecurity. The fundraising feat concludes the company’s Round A of funding, which stretched across the past few years. Meeting a Defined Need            Statistically, nine out of 10 startups fail. That fact ... Read More »

Here’s Why People Are Worried About Drone Surveillance

Kayla Matthews

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently issued rules that ease access to becoming a commercial drone pilot. The rules state that pilots must operate an aircraft that weighs less than 55 pounds, while remaining below 400 feet and within the operator’s visual line of sight. Flying over crowds of people is also prohibited. While these rules are in place to ... Read More »