Security

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…

Security

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 …

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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….

Security

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…

Security

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…

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Survey: Security Breaches Affect Almost Half of U.S. Firms Using IoT

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

A new survey has found that nearly half of the U.S. firms using an Internet of Things (IoT) network have seen security breaches in the recent past. The resulting costs can be extreme, sucking up as much as 13 percent of smaller firms’ annual revenues….

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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…

Security

Study: Seriously, Nobody Cares About Cybersecurity Despite the Risks

By | May 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With hackers holding Netflix series hostage, ransoming off personal information, and generally mucking up the digital world with DDoS attacks, cybersecurity has never been more important for budding entrepreneurs. Startups in particular are at risk, as their comparatively …

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4 Platforms that Protect Your Startup from DDoS Attacks

By | May 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Without the proper protection, a startup and their data are highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks during their first 18 months. Further research reveals that 43 percent of attackers target startups and small businesses, while only 35 percent and 22 percent target large companies …

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Everything You Need to Know About the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By | May 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

Over the weekend, a cyber attack the likes of which the world has never seen held important data, pictures, and information hostage demanding Bitcoin ransom payments from worried users everywhere. While this kind of hack is alarming enough to make any tech enthusiast move…

Security

DIY Security Tips You Need to Know for Your Home Office

By | May 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re running a home-based business, much of your venture’s security lies on your shoulders. For example, childproofing your work area is essential for the protection of your important business data. You’re also in charge of comparing, purchasing, and installing …

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Security and Privacy Are Essential for the Growth of the Smart Home Industry

By | May 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

The smart homes industry is huge. In 2016, the global market value for smart homes surpassed the $50 billion mark, with a projected annual growth rate of 14.26 percent between 2017 and 2022. Analysts expect market value to hit $119 billion by 2022, making it…

Security

5 Ways Startups Can Secure Their Business Conversations

By | May 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Online security is becoming a serious issue in the business world, especially for startups. Many security measures that businesses put up to try and fend off cyber attacks often fail, leaving them open to variety of problems. These measures fail for a number of reasons,…

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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…