Although the average computer user has little involvement with such significant security threats, the increasing prevalence of cybercrime places greater responsibility on consumers to protect their individual identities and personal information from hackers.
At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Intel and McAfee announced new technology that they've been developing over the past year. The announcement couldn't come at a better time for McAfee, which spent much of December trying to distance itself from bad press surrounding its founder.
Many have found inspiration and solace in Star Wars that can apply to the everyday real world, including data security. It teaches us that it is important to protect all the important data that you have with core access control.
A survey of London and New York City taxi companies last year revealed that more than 12,500 portable devices are forgotten in taxis every six months; portable devices that may have troves of sensitive data.
Today's Internet-savvy, video game-saturated culture has lulled parents into thinking that children already know what they need to know. But the ability to operate a PC, use a Wii, or surf the Web isn't enough.
I am truly upset about this latest breach to take place involving my confidential information. It is shocking that a firm as wealthy and prominent as KPCB would have outsourced their information systems.