In the real world, hacking gets a bad name, what with it being immoral (except in rare, delightful instances) and illegal. But in the world of cinema, it's a whole 'nother ballgame.
In the absence of instant security gratification at a time when breaches have become the third certainty in life and consumers are the product -- how do we better protect ourselves?
While on the surface this may seem like a deserved day of reckoning for exposed adulterers, it speaks to a much larger privacy issue that concerns everyone. We live our entire lives online, and our actions there hinge on the promise of privacy.
Gordon Gekko said it best in Oliver Stone's classic Wall Street, "The most valuable commodity in the world is information." Indeed, that's true, but of course, the ruthless insider trader played by Michael Douglas implored his young protégé Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) to take it a little bit further.
As we continue to increase our usage and dependence on the internet and the wonderful tools it offer, the risks and threats involved like hacking and cyber viruses continue to proliferate.
I, like most Americans, have a love affair with the automobile. Give me an unlimited budget and I will quickly exceed it, purchasing pretty much every available car, truck, and SUV on the market. That's a big part of the reason why I have been following the cyber story de jour: auto cyber hacks.
Cybersecurity used to be be the geek's eagle's nest. it was hard to understand, hard to get to, hard to see the impact and need often times. If there was a CIO or CISO, he/she would not be in the board room too often, and usually the budgets were the first to go in any budget change environment
What makes a question like, "What is your favorite sports team?" a security risk? Isn't answering it supposed to enhance your security? Actually, such questions aren't intended primarily to enhance your security.
Last weekend, TheUpshot published the most dangerous identity theft threat: the non-expert's tendency to underestimate the magnitude of problem.
We live in a world of technology where nothing is off limits. From human trafficking to revenge porn to hackers now taking over your private life without your knowledge. From tweens to teens to even young adults and seniors --- anyone with an active webcam is ripe for the picking.
Millions of Americans will soon be headed back to college campuses for the new school year, but one thing they'll need to watch out for is a growing risk of getting hacked.
On this 225th birthday, as we celebrate all America's Coast Guard has accomplished, we remain rooted to our oath; an oath of selfless service, underwritten by the courage of our forbearers and worthy of the public trust.
One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes.
Enhancing cybersecurity is important--and Congress should take meaningful steps to protect cyberspace. But the Senate's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) would be a mistake.
While there is nothing new about espionage or hacking, the size and depth of these attacks make them extremely serious. The ubiquity of technology and poor security have caused both crime and surveillance to skyrocket in frequency and specificity.