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7 Tech Archetypes That Define You as a Hacker

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

While the term “hacker” elicits more than its fair share of negativity, this tech profession is a necessary part of the business world. After all, in the immortal words of Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War, “If you know your enemies and…


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…


7 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked Via Public In-Flight WiFi

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

As Jet Blue starts to unveil its newly improved in-flight WiFi, and other airlines inevitably start to follow, passengers need to be aware that they are just as vulnerable in the air as they are on the ground. Public WiFi can pose serious risks…


U.S. Intel Is “Confident” Russia Hacked the DNC to Influence Election

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

The Department of Homeland Security has released a statement: The U.S. government has now officially blamed the Russian government for attempting to influence the upcoming 2016 election by hacking into the U.S. government. Here’s the statement, presented jointly from both the Department Of Homeland Security…


Hackers Stole 68M Dropbox Accounts… 4 Years Ago

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Dropbox’s biggest hack happened in 2012. Files totaling 5GB with the details of 68,680,741 accounts were found online, and a “senior Dropbox employee” has confirmed that the leak information is legitimate, according to Motherboard. Dropbox has released a statement about the hack, further clarifying what has happened:…

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9 Tips to Make Sure Your Startup Doesn’t Get Hacked

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

There’s no doubt about it – Getting hacked can be extremely detrimental to your company. A security hack can more costly than any failed launch or missed deadline. Most people have heard of the famous Sony or RadioShack hacks that cost the companies tens of millions…

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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…


Human Experts Are the Answer to Hackers

By | May 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

There is an ongoing war between hackers and information security systems. It usually plays out far from the public eye and happens constantly on servers all over the world. Millions of events take place on computers that could potentially signal malicious activity, and it…


Anonymous “Total War on Trump” Not Going as Planned

By | Apr 1, 2016 at 6:43 pm

In early March, the hacktivist group Anonymous declared “total war on Trump” for his xenophobic and sexist remarks during this election cycle. April 1st was the slated started date of this war. However, Anonymous hasn’t done much to put a dent in The Donald’s offensive and…

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Why Is User Generated Content So Important? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jan 19, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Are you making use of the content your users generate? If you’re not, it’s time to start. User-generated content is the key to keeping your brand relevant in the eyes of users old and new. Think about it: in the age of Web 2.0,…

Dev & Design

Elevate Your Brand With These 5 Image Design Hacks

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Every good blog post needs a good header image. The header image is the first thing readers sees when scrolling through blogs, along with an eye-catching title. That’s why you want to get their attention with a header design that is not only nice…


Lessons Learned From MLB Cardinals Hack

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Last month, The New York Times reported that the St. Louis Cardinals were under investigation by the F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors for hacking into the Houston Astros database that houses internal discussions about trades, player statistics and scouting reports. How did this happen?…


Can your Car Be Hacked?

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Recently I purchased a new car.  My wife and I were having a baby and our old car, a ‘97 Ford Taurus had transmission issues, the speedometer didn’t work, and had 250,000+ miles on it. I strongly suspect it had way more than that,…


4 Tips to a Maintaining a Safe Website

By | Jan 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

More and more, the website is the best business card a business can have. It is the point where clients can access relevant information about the company and gives clients a first overview of the company’s professionalism: chances are that a company with a…


3 Lessons Startups Can Learn from the Sony Hack

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Recently, the world watched a drama fit for Hollywood unfold before its eyes. There was espionage, dangerous threats, embarrassing revelations, ultimatums, and of course, a rogue nation state behind the sinister plot. And like any great movie, the good guys triumphed in the end….


USB Thumb Drives – Not Safe Anymore?

By | Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

If you’ve ever used a computer, you’re most likely familiar with those magic little sticks commonly known as USB Thumb Drives. Available in shapes and designs ranging from simple rectangles to colorful miniature racecars, these ubiquitous devices plug into computer USB ports and allow…


5 Tricks to Keep Your Personal Photos Safe

By | Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

There is an ongoing debate about online privacy due to the recent iCloud hack that targeted celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, which lead to leaks of their private pictures on the web. Of course this is a terrible ordeal, but instead of…