As bad as Sony's cave-in, though, is the ridiculously false "shock" at the hackers' success in exposing the emails. There is incredible naiveté from everyone involved.
It seems like there were more companies that had privacy-related problems in 2014 than didn't. And the lucky ones that didn't "get got" were separated by only one or two degrees from those that did. As we look ahead to 2015, I see a mix of old privacy concerns along with a few emerging dangers.
MakeSchool, which was originally named MakeGamesWithUs, was born after Ashu Desai and Jeremy Rossmann decided that they needed to fix the educational gap in CS education.
The latest greatest swindlers in the cybercrime racket know you're onto their digital three-card monte, and they've made a few adjustments, putting yet another wrinkle in the corporate-hacking game by targeting top-level employees for major profits.
Flip phones are certainly not "safer" than smartphones.
The Internet--one of history's greatest inventions--is also one of history's greatest platforms for crime. Here are ways things can go very wrong with the Internet of Things.
There's a reason Gmail sent that email to your Spam folder. Leave it there. If you didn't ask for it, don't click on it!
If the thought of being the unwitting star of your own prime time reality show gives you the willies, consider the recent revelation that more than 73,000 unsecured webcams and surveillance cameras are, as I write this column, viewable on a Russian-based website.
As the founder of an office yoga company, I'm constantly spreading the word about ways to bring yoga into your work day. I write about ways to deal wi...
Remember that song from 1984, "Somebody's watching me?" It was a great foreshadowing of things to come: These days, people really CAN watch you while you go about your business at home...through your computer.
While not a much-discussed topic during campaign season, federal policy on cyber-security will likely see some material changes as a result of a Republican-controlled Senate. Just how significant those changes will be have yet to be determined, but here are some thoughts on probably outcomes.
While cyber attacks on major U.S. corporations like Target and Home Depot garner most of the media coverage on hacking, the reality is, smaller businesses also face significant risks.
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.