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Albany

Thumb, Face, and Now Your Sweat Can Unlock Your Phone

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While we’re still in the mist of the release of the iPhone X and the new FaceID as the new biometric key to unlocking a smartphone, scientists from the University at Albany are considering your sweat as a more effective biometric identifier to open the…

Security

The 7 Steps to Shopping Safely Online

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With the holiday season baring down on us, holiday shoppers everywhere are exercising their clicking fingers and combing through countless Amazon search results pages in their hunt for the perfect online shopping deals. But all that credit card information isn’t necessarily safe, as we’ve…

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Cybersecurity Study Says Getting Hacked Is More Common Than Ever

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

Between global headlines and personal identity theft, hackers have become one of the biggest problems facing the world today. Sure, cybersecurity technology has been getting better, but it still can’t account for the billions of people online, the millions of hackers trying to steal…

Security

Tallahassee

Trick or Treat? Beware the 10 Spookiest Cyberattacks!

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

While most people are opening doors to cute ghouls in costume this season, for many business owners/security professionals, the ghost in the machine is an online attack, and that’s scary business. We take a look at the top 10 scariest cyberattacks that have kept…

Security

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

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…

Security

4 Free Cybersecurity Tools for Startups

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Investing in online security remains a key challenge for startup owners. After all, 71 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses, and those affected go out of business within six months of the attack. Unfortunately, the majority of available solutions cost a lot. On…

Internet of Things

Boston

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….

Security

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 and medium-size enterprises…

FinTech

Columbus

Security Needs to Be the DNA of Any Fintech Startup

By | May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Launching a fintech startup in a regulated industry is going to take a proactive approach. Surrounding yourself with mentors and experts in the field to guide you through the hills and valleys will be the key to success in fintech. Columbus Startup Week powered…

Security

6 Security Areas Fintech Needs To Patch This Year

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

If there ever was a tech revolution that is impacting every corner of the world, it is fintech. Traditional financial institutions are being forced to re-think their products and services. Previously unbanked individuals are now getting banked through mobile providers. Personal finance management is…

Security

5 Types of Apps to Get in 2017 for Better Security

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Despite the fact that mobile takes over desktop not only in media consumption but in business as well, mobile device security is still taken rather lightly by the majority of users, as it seen from the recent survey. Mobile security breaches are on the…

Security

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…

Security

Spinbackup Improves Cloud Cyber Security Solution

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 11:20 am

Even though it’s under the spotlight, many users don’t completely trust cloud computing and storage. Security is an issue, as they fear for the safety of their data, especially given that hacks are a staple of the nightly news as of late. Companies share this…

Startup

3 Biggest Threats to Your Tech Startup in 2017 and How to Fight Them

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

On Facebook and Twitter, via newspapers and blogs, or just over a coffee during the office’s morning break – every day we’re bombarded with a ton of news, and it’s rarely ever good. Whether it’s Brexit pulling all our jobs out from under our feet…

Ecommerce

5 Ways to Avoid Fake Shopping Apps

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 11:20 am

According to the National Retailer Federation, 36% of shoppers plan to purchase items on Cyber Monday, up from 34 percent in 2015, and total spending is expected to exceed $5.8 billion between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While Cyber Monday brings a wide range of deals…

Security

The Top 10 Hacks of 2016

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This year has been a rough one. Between a contentious election and celebrity deaths, 2016 has been dubbed one of the worst years ever. And, unfortunately for the digitally vulnerable, hackers have taken this sentiment to heart by committing some of the worst cyber…