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Ecommerce

How Shipping Costs Impact the Success of an Ecommerce Site

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

To compete in the ecommerce world,  there are a few things that you will need to do. Many businesses fail because they don’t take the challenges of running this kind of business seriously. Here are the key factors that could determine the success of…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Cheap Movie Tickets, Sell Your iPhone, Outdoor Gadgets

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Have you been worried about how many TechCo top stories you’ve missed out on over the week? With a dozen stories published every day, it can be hard to keep up. Fortunately, we’re as dedicated as you are to staying up to date on…

Ecommerce

Study: Customers Are Ditching Ecommerce Carts Due to Security Risks

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

Ecommerce is all about conversions. If you can’t get customers to push that big scary PURCHASE button at the end of their shopping cart, you’re going to be in big problem before you know it. Fortunately, there are plenty of tips out there to help…

Security

Study: Most Companies Have No Idea How Much a Cyber Attack Could Cost Them

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

Cybersecurity risks are everywhere nowadays. From phishing emails to ransomware attacks, there is no telling where your company’s next security snafu might come from, particularly with fewer and fewer employees knowing how to spot a red flag. To make matters worse, IT decision-makers don’t…

Internet of Things

How Partisan Political Sites Are Profiting Off the Internet’s Trust Problem

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet is a pretty scary place. Between cyber attacks, phishing scams, and the dark web, the information superhighway is not a place to be taken lightly. Trust in online interactions is dwindling, as more and more people are subjected to the dark side…

Events

Arlington

Battlefield to Ballot Box, Cybersecurity is a War Game [VOTE]

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

Whether it be a small business or government entity, cyber attacks are coming at full throttle and hackers are finding ways to penetrate through systems. In a recent study, 94 percent of people think they can spot a phishing email, they couldn’t be more…

Accelerator

Boulder

Meet the 4 Startups in UpRamp’s Fiterator Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Keeping an eye on the Colorado startup ecosystem has become a necessity for anyone that considers themselves an entrepreneurial buff. Between legal cannabis and supportive entrepreneurs, it’s only a matter of time before we start calling the Mile High City something like Silicon Mountain….

Internet of Things

DC

The Only Problem With the New IoT Cybersecurity Bill

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginian Democrat, and Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, have teamed up on a cyber-security bill aimed at what — for Congress, at least — is an entirely new problem. The bill focuses on the Internet of Things, or…

Security

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Be Aware of in 2017

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

Haven’t you heard enough about cybersecurity? With Black Hat finishing up and cyber attacks making headline news, you’re probably more familiar with the latest ransomware attack than you are with your grandmother’s surprise birthday party coming up. However, hackers are learning faster than you…

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…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Side Projects, Merit Badges, and DNA Tests for Dogs

By | Jul 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Do you know how many stories we publish on TechCo every week? Let me save you the time and tell you: it’s a lot. And if you have any hope of keeping track of all the startup tips and tech news, you’re going to…

Security

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…

Tips & How To’s

Phoenix

Cyber Tips for a Plugged-In Summer Vacation

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The summer months are often the most popular time for Americans to take vacations. However, as we shift our focus from every day routines to booking flights and scheduling time off, cybersecurity may quickly fall to the bottom of our list of concerns. According…

Diversity

The Cybersecurity Industry Needs to Address the Gender Gap

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you’re sick of hearing about it, don’t worry; so are we. But that doesn’t change the fact that the gender gap in the business world is as stupid as it is futile. Time and time again, research has shown that having women in…

Security

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,…

Security

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…

Security

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…