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Here’s How the WannaCry Ransomware Event Happened

By | May 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

We know cyberattacks have gotten worse recently, and the WannaCry Ransomware attack is the biggest one yet. Sadly, few people are equipped to deal with hacks and even phishing attempts: Just a few days earlier, we covered a report noting that 75 percent of CEOs rely…

Data

Security Thought Leader on DocuSign Breach: “Yet Another Wakeup Call”

By | May 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Digital signature service company DocuSign announced a security breach last Monday: A database of customer’s emails had been stolen and used in a phishing campaign. But was the latest in a seemingly endless series of data breaches and hacking attempts actually that big a…

Business

Omaha

Warren Buffett Shares ‘Number One Problem with Mankind’

By | May 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Warren Buffett shared his thoughts at the Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Saturday when he shared that he sees cyber attacks as a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons. The annual meeting was livestreamed by Yahoo for only the second time in history. “I…

Security

Your Email Could Be the Welcome Mat to Hackers [Infographic]

By | May 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Some of the biggest security breaches involved emails and with more companies keeping data in the cloud, your email could be the doormat to your company’s secrets if you don’t sharpen your security skills. Here are five things you need to be diligent about…

Security

5 Cybersecurity Strategies Businesses Need to Implement in 2017

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite the prominence of cyber-attacks nationally, from politics-to-healthcare, most companies are doing little to protect themselves from hackers. According to Symantec, there were more than 429 million identities exposed in 2015 alone. Companies are at a higher risk of breaches now more than ever – 2016 breaches…

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9 Ways to Further Distance Your Business From a Cyber Attack

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

You may have certain methods in place to protect your business from a cyber attack, but are you really as protected as you need to be? With hacks and data breaches becoming more and more common, you may want to think about giving your security…

Tips & How To’s

Study: You Can ‘Catch’ the Online Fraud Germ

By | Jun 23, 2016 at 9:00 am

Online fraud is as much a part of the internet experience as “likes” and “retweets.” Whether it be Nigerian princes looking for social security numbers or social media hackers asking your friends’ for money, there is no end to the methods of scamming when…

Startups & Apps

Predict Cyber Attacks One Year in Advance with Area 1 Security

By | Jun 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Cyber attacks are lurking around every corner of the internet. And while the loss of your personal information could result in a few paltry purchases and frivolous expenditures, allowing your startup to be hacked may lead to failure beyond your wildest dreams. Fortunately, there are…

Security

How Can Small Businesses Prevent Cyber Attacks?

By | May 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Small business owners can become complacent when it comes to protecting their businesses from security breaches. In 2015, a survey on information security breaches carried out in the UK showed that 9 out of 10 large organizations suffered some form of security breach. Small…

Opinion/Analysis

Why the Panama Papers Were Too Big to Change the World

By | May 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The Panama Papers were the largest data leak in the history of cyber attacks. 2.6 terabytes of information consisting of 11.5 million documents detailed the off-shore accounts of politicians, drug lords, celebrities and sports stars. When news original hit in April, news sources and…

Security

Cyber War: Myth or Reality?

By | Oct 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

A recent cyber agreement between the US and China has been broken in less than one day after its signing. CrowdStrike, a cyber security company, reported that China is still hacking US companies despite the agreement. The company has detected numerous hacking attacks, which…

Security

The 9 Industries with the Most Cyber Attacks [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last fall saw a string of high-profile cyber attacks in quick succession. In September, about 56 million payment cards were compromised in an attack on Home Depot, which ended up costing the company $62 million. A similar thing happened to Staples in October, affecting…

Funding

Las Vegas

Mobile Security Platform LaunchKey Announces $3M Seed Funding

By | Dec 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Cyber security and the subsequent cyber terrorism is today’s hottest topic. That’s why the announcement that Las Vegas startup LaunchKey, the first decentralized mobile authentication and authorization platform built for the post-password and Internet of Things era, has closed a $3 million seed funding round…