Security

San Francisco

DDoS Attacks Come in Small Packages

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Lately the headlines have been all about the massive DDoS attacks. The record-breaking, Twitter-downing, internet-angering behemoths powered by unwieldy Internet of Things botnets. Given the kind of destruction these attacks are capable of, the media attention is not unwarranted. The problem is that bigger…

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Las Vegas

Is Your Business Prepared to Offer a Bug Bounty?

By | Jul 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It’s July in Las Vegas, and the cybersecurity community has once again gathered to attend BlackHat USA. As previously reported, there are a number of ways that small businesses can prepare for cyber attacks. Setting up a bug bounty budget is one of the…

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Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups in Q2 of 2017

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

With Black Hat in full swing and global cyber attacks making headlines more often than the Kardashians, the cybersecurity discussion is trending up in the business world and beyond. Large companies, small startups, and overly trusting individuals have been taken advantage of on a daily basis,…

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Arlington

Your Social Media Is the Weakest Link for Cyber Criminals

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

According to a recent survey by Norton, 94 percent of users on the internet think they can spot phishing emails. Unfortunately, they couldn’t be more wrong. The fact is that hackers are becoming savvier when it comes to finding personal information and tricking not…

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DC

How to Protect Your Domain Name from Cyber Attacks

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Too often founders jump into the process of purchasing a domain name in order to get their blog or business site out into the world without the thought of protecting their URL from hackers. What you may not know is that your domain name…

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Phoenix

How to Train Employees to Protect Your Company Against Cyber Threats

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the wake of the largest ransomware attack in history, business leaders are scrambling to find employees who can help prevent future attacks. According to the FBI, ransomware attacks have been increasing and companies are willing to pay skilled security professionals a pretty penny…

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New GhostCtrl Virus Is Filming You Through Your Android Apps

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg told us he covers his laptop camera with a piece of tape for security reasons, the fear of malware has been real in the tech world and beyond. With cyber crimes becoming a staple of the evening news, while costing businesses…

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Most Internet Users Think They Can Spot Phishing Emails. Half of Them Are Wrong

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you aren’t investing in cybersecurity measures for your business, you’re in trouble. With cyber crime costs projected to exceed $2 trillion in 2019, securing your company’s information should be a top priority for founders everywhere. And while you might think your employees are…

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The Healthcare Industry Is in for a Rude Cybersecurity Awakening

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Cybersecurity has become a primary concern for small startups and large corporations alike. Whether it’s a global ransomware attack or a minor DDoS hack, everyone’s afraid of a hack, no matter how secure you think you are. And while ecommerce sites and social media…

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Study: 50 Percent of IT Ex-Employee Accounts Remain Active for a Day

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

Everyone can picture that one “petty revenge” employee who should have been let go years earlier. But when they finally are given the boot, is their account properly locked afterwards. Half the time, a new study indicates, it is not. And according to 20…

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Las Vegas

Small Businesses Are Going to Need Bug Bounties to Combat Cyber Attacks

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The likelihood of cyber attacks on small businesses is actually higher than the constant and varied cyber intrusions being reported worldwide. The New York Times reports that 62 percent of all such attacks are on SMBs, at a rate of about 4,000 per day….

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Study: Online Shoppers Don’t Realize How Vulnerable They Are to Cyber Attacks

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

Online shopping is all about freedom. Unlike brick and mortar stores, ecommerce websites allow you to peruse dozens of stores, hundreds of sizes, thousands of brands, and millions of styles in the click of a button. However, this freedom apparently comes at a pretty…

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The Biometrics of Tomorrow

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 7:15 am

In my previous post, we discovered all of the different biometric uses in the top Sci-Fi movies of all time. While movies and authors will continue to push the boundaries of what could be in the future, back in reality, there are many technological…

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Irvine

Small Businesses Need to Worry about Cybersecurity More Than Ever

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

There’s no doubt that cybersecurity needs to be at the top of the list for businesses. Maybe you’ve experienced a cyberattack first hand or at a minimum aware of cyber criminals who took personal data from websites like Twitter and LinkedIn and even the…