The campaign to stop cyber-crime begins with educating the next wave of professionals, but ongoing education and idea exchange are the ultimate keys to confronting cybercrime on the ground and in the boardroom.
The recent data compromises at Kmart and JPMorgan are in no way similar, except they share a common enemy. And while free retina scanners are probably a stretch, biometrics -- the use of your biological data like fingerprints -- may well be the next "less hackable" thing.
PIN may sometimes stand for pilfered identification number if a hacker gets yours. And it's easier than ever for thieves to get your PIN from an ATM, coming up with clever ways to beat security technology.
Protecting your Gmail account means you must activate some tools that Google offers, and you must increase your scam savvy intelligence in order to spot phishing scams. If you do both, you can have a very well-protected Gmail account.
How much of "you" is stored inside your smartphone? For some of you, the answer will be "My entire life." And that's practically true. For many, all sorts of highly private, sensitive information, including photos, are stored in that little device called a smartphone.
In this environment, enter universities that are designing degrees, creating knowledge, framing debates, and developing solutions about pressing issues (before, during, and after they become problems). Take cyber security.