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It’s Up to You to Make Cybersecurity a Strategic Priority

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to a recent global survey of C-suite executives and IT decision makers, most executives still don’t fully comprehend the nature of the cyberthreats they face or the potential consequences of an attack. Without the proper defenses in place, you’re putting nearly every element of…



A Cyberattack on Accounting Firm Deloitte Reveals Clients’ Emails

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Earlier this month we released a list rounding up the major internet security breaches of 2017, from WannaCry to HBO’s 1.5 terabyte leak to the Petya ransomware attacks. And of course we’ve already had another cyberattack since then. Read all about it here, after taking a…


7 Recent Hacks That Have Consumers Freaked Out

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Every week, a new “largest hack ever” hits the headlines and strikes fear into everyday consumers.  From ransomware attacks to data breaches, these hacks have put more personal information at risk than the biggest blabber mouths of the business world put together. Plus, with…



How to Protect and Monitor Your Identity After The Equifax Hack

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Equifax breach is one for the books and has compromised 143 million consumer’s private and personal financial data. The unauthorized access occurred between mid-May and July 2017, and was discovered on July 29 – the company just announced it last week.  According to…


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…


Personal Data of 198M US Voters Has Leaked in Largest Ever Voting Breach

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Political data breaches aren’t just for the DNC anymore: A GOP data firm has accidentally leaked personal information on almost all of the 200 million registered voters it had access to. The database was left exposed to the internet on a publicly accessible Amazon server. The…


Security Thought Leader on DocuSign Breach: “Yet Another Wakeup Call”

By | May 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Digital signature service company DocuSign announced a security breach last Monday: A database of customer’s emails had been stolen and used in a phishing campaign. But was the latest in a seemingly endless series of data breaches and hacking attempts actually that big a…


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 non-existent resources make them easy targets…


How to Secure Your Company from Email Data Loss

By | Jul 18, 2016 at 11:47 am

Technology startups and politics may not often have a lot in common, but there’s one major thing that all businesses can learn from the Hillary Clinton email debacle: it is imperative to secure your emails and prevent data loss. Email data loss is a…

Startups & Apps

This Startup Could Have Prevented Some Big Data Breaches

By | May 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm

An Iranian “hacktivist” group has come forward to publicly take credit for the 2013 hack of a dam in the suburbs of New York City. The implications of the hack are wide-ranging, something that Senator Charles Schumer noted when he spoke about the incident:…


Why the Panama Papers Were Too Big to Change the World

By | May 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The Panama Papers were the largest data leak in the history of cyber attacks. 2.6 terabytes of information consisting of 11.5 million documents detailed the off-shore accounts of politicians, drug lords, celebrities and sports stars. When news original hit in April, news sources and…


Huge Email Data Breach Means Your Passwords Aren’t Safe

By | May 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Emails have been hacked and your passwords aren’t safe. And while a data breach seems to happen every month or so, this one is for real. Seriously, this particular hack is going to take down all your accounts, and your important information is going to be in the hands of Russian…


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?…


Our Most Trusted Institutions Are Betraying Us

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The government officials who we vote into office, the bankers who control our nest eggs, the business executives who we support with our purchases: all of them are guilty of the most fundamental of sins: short-term thinking. In a now legendary incident, state-sponsored Chinese hackers caused a…


Why Your Business Needed Document Security Yesterday

By | Jun 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

Every year, companies lose between $2 billion and $400 billion from economic espionage. You may wonder why this is such a vast range, and the answer will probably alarm you: nearly 70 percent of IT and security professionals don’t know which documents, files, and…


The Lyft VS Uber Rivalry Is Getting Uglier

By | Dec 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Since it was founded, Lyft has been the stiffest competition for car-sharing giant Uber. The two have slightly different business models, but the goals are the same: get people where they need to go for cheaper than it costs to take a taxi. For the…


The Top 10 Stories of the Week: Crystal Tech Fund, $1M Kickstarter in 24 Hours, Stop Glorifying Burnout

By | Apr 12, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…