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March 26, 2018
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently toughened cybersecurity reporting guidelines for public companies, and days later Yahoo agreed to ...

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March 23, 2018
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There's a common denominator between the surges of phishing email that continue to plague consumers, businesses and government agencies around the globe and the ...

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March 9, 2018
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Unless you live in a pineapple under the sea with a talking sponge, you’re probably familiar with the never-ending parade of cute animal pictures sent by text and email—friend to friend, email list to subscriber—and everywhere you look on social media. Hackers are counting on that.

You’re no fool. You keep current on the news—specifically with regard to cyber security. You’ve seen the...

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March 7, 2018
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new report reveals a stunning level of apathy about cybersecurity among businesses in five nations under continuous attack by ...

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March 5, 2018
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Scenarios about the strategic importance of knocking out a rival nation's critical infrastructure in the early phases of any all-out cyber war have been widely discussed.

Now comes...

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February 26, 2018
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More than 145 million Americans were compromised by the Equifax breach, their most sensitive information no longer a secret—including Social Security numbers. The epic breach included all the data that a criminal might need (and more) to commit a smorgasbord of identity-related crimes.

The response? Equifax offered a free one-year subscription to their identity protection services program as well as a credit freeze service free-of-charge. The deadline to sign up for that was recently...

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February 23, 2018
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The latest deployment of Russian botnets directed at American politics was truly stunning. It happened via social media. One can only hope that it will notch up the urgency for government and businesses to address the serious threat that botnets have become.

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February 12, 2018
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Not to name names (cough, cough, Equifax), but it seems a particular data breach involving the sensitive information of 145.5 million people may have something to do with the spike in identity-related crimes reported in Javelin Strategy and Research’s 2018 Identity Fraud Study.

As if 2016’s record didn’t serve as warning enough, along comes 2017 with 1.3 million more people—...

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February 10, 2018
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There was a stunning cyberattack on a critical Middle Eastern infrastructure site recently and it hasn’t gotten the public scrutiny it deserves. Triton (A.K.A. Trisis), a new strain of ...

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February 1, 2018
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The short answer to the above question is that in a perfect world, yes, you should not just have a PIN code (most tax returns require one)—you should be issued a new one every year.

The IRS estimated that it paid $239 million in “suspect” tax refunds in 2016. The good news: During the first nine months of 2016, the agency was able to stop 787,000 fraudulent returns totaling more than $4 billion. The bad news: the IRS has to...

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