Whether the hackers banked a false sense of security at the institutional level, knowing that the protocols might be deemed an unnecessary expense, or the recent attacks are merely part of the chip card learning curve, this latest technology is only as good as its implementation.
If you are the owner of a business or a freelancer like I am, a lot of your work and information is kept through a variety of internet platforms. Additionally, a lot of your transactions are internet based.
Keanu Reeves recently had a home intruder: a woman. It was 4:00 am when she got into his home and plopped in a chair. The 40-something nut-job told the movie star she was there to meet with him. He nonchalantly called 911. Police took the woman into custody.
Einstein was wrong. World War IV will not be fought with sticks or rocks. It will be fought with bits and bytes, Trojans and bots, APTs and zero-days -- it's already started and we're already losing.
Just as diet and exercise, regular doctor visits and health insurance are critical elements of a holistic plan to keep your body healthy, there are important steps that small business owners can take to vaccinate their business against infection, strengthen their network's immune system, and protect their data and that of their customers or clients against invasive, foreign viruses that threaten their enterprises.
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.
Can you tell how strong a password is?
Are hackers always the bad guys? Not according to a fascinating new documentary, The Hacker Wars by Vivien Lesnik Weisman, a critically-acclaimed filmmaker.
The Washington Post front page article on October 10 "Hacked Firms Quietly Talk about Fighting Fire with Fire" about growing corporate anger over successive cyber attacks has a new message: go on the offensive. Hack back! They are not alone.
The celebrity photo fiasco is only the most high-profile in a series of reasons that companies should consider more comprehensive and secure file storage and sharing options than iCloud.
Gonzalez became a paid informant for the agency's office in Miami. Gonzalez's work was so impressive that he spoke at seminars and conferences, delighting in shaking hands with the head of the Secret Service. But this sly devil of deception had tricks up his sleeve all along.
I'd like to add National Cyber Security Awareness Month to the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day as yet another patriotic holiday. That's because protecting your own devices and accounts is more than patriotic, it's downright humanistic.
It is the growth in our online shopping habits and preference to use plastic over cash that have increased our vulnerability to identity theft.
Last year's Target breach has cost the company more than $148 million dollars. Just last month, Home Depot announced another major breach. There are a few simple things that consumers can do to get started and protect their purchases from these types of breaches.
Nothing's secure. Believe in that mantra and you have at least a decent chance of avoiding becoming the next victim of a data breach, PoS attack, drive-by download or any one of the other many cyber threats that stalk us all daily.