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September 20, 2019
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When Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked for roughly 20 minutes, we all got a glimpse of corporate identity theft, and why it matters. While the takeover was by no means a major cyberevent (and the account was quickly...

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September 13, 2019
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Since 1993, hackers have traveled to Las Vegas from around the world to demonstrate their skills at DefCon’s annual convention, and every year new horrors of cyber-insecurity are revealed as they wield their craft. Last year, for example, an eleven-year-old boy changed the election results on a replica of the Florida state election website in ...

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September 9, 2019
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Insider risk, supply chain vulnerability and vendor risk all boil down to the same thing: the more people have access to your data, the more vulnerable it is to being leaked or breached.

This...

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September 5, 2019
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As much as I love this one friend of mine, nothing is private when we’re together. You probably have a friend like this. The relationship is really great so you stay friends despite all, but this particular friend simply cannot know something about you without sharing it with others no matter how hard you try to get them to understand it’s totally uncool. 

Facebook Is an Open Book

They did it again this week with ...

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September 3, 2019
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According to IBM Security’s 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average time to identify and contain a breach was a whopping 279 days, and it took even longer to discover and deal with a malicious attack. The average cost of an incident was $3.9 million, and the average cost per record, $150.

A malicious hacker can do serious damage to an organization. Breaches are not a cheap date. Capital One estimated the first-year cost of its recent breach would be $100-150 million. Add to...

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August 28, 2019
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Doorbell-camera firm Ring forged deals with more than 400 police departments nationwide, and in the process created a de facto digital neighborhood watch style network, one that law enforcement can use to investigate crime, in neighborhoods around the country. 

While the news is alarming, Ring does not provide constant video feeds, though users can opt to join a Ring’s public social network called Neighbors, which allows them to share information and video from their Ring devices....

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August 26, 2019
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The data breach of Capital One was big news, but it was also a familiar story: a major financial company with the budget and means to secure its data didn't bother to do so, and the personal information of over a hundred million of its customers and applicants was exposed. The discovery, announcement, and subsequent arrest of the alleged...

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August 21, 2019
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Capital One's announcement of a hack that affected more than 100 million people should have you asking not what, but who's in your wallet. The company estimated a year-one expense ranging from $100-$150 million. Equifax settled recently on a...

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August 12, 2019
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If you missed the news about Russian-owned FaceApp going viral, you've probably been vacationing on the coast of a dust pond on the dark side of the moon. It highlights the general lack of privacy...

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August 2, 2019
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Hard to imagine, but appointment television hasn't been a real thing for more than a decade now. First, we recorded. Now, we stream. After transforming (actually ...

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