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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

15 Cyber Crime Movies That Will Help You Hack the Mainframe

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The entertainment industry has always been a step ahead of the tech world. No, it’s not because movie directors and screenplay writers are smarter than tech founders and startup entrepreneurs. It’s because film makers aren’t burdened by reality. They can experiment with technology that…

Security

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…

Politics/Government

DC

Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate ?

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

If you’re curious about the Russian hacking and fake news allegations coming out of Washington, D.C. lately, you might want to tune into todays’s testimony by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before the Senate. The questioning of Sessions is said to be…

Security

3 Cybersecurity Practices That Small Businesses Need to Consider Now

By | May 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

All businesses, regardless of size, are susceptible to a cyberattack. Anyone associated with a company, from executive to customer, can be a potential target. The hacking threat is particularly dangerous to small businesses who may not have the resources to protect against an attack let alone ransomware….

Security

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 non-existent resources make them easy targets…

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

Ethical Hacking Emerges as Unique Career Path in Cybersecurity

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Companies, now more than ever, are seeking qualified cybersecurity professionals to keep pace with the growing number of cyberattacks. Today, corporations and organizations across all sectors face millions of attacks each day, which cost more than $1 billion in losses annually. While the biggest…

Opinion/Analysis

Internet Privacy Concerns Just Reached an All-Time High

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Internet privacy has been a top concern for nearly a decade. Over the last couple of years, a number of new developments have heightened their fears. Edward Snowden’s revelation that the NSA was spying on American citizens and a series of high-profile security breaches…

Security

7 Tech Archetypes That Define You as a Hacker

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

While the term “hacker” elicits more than its fair share of negativity, this tech profession is a necessary part of the business world. After all, in the immortal words of Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War, “If you know your enemies and…

Security

7 Tips For Safe Browsing and Protecting Your Privacy

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Everyone is vulnerable on the internet in one way or the other. Everyone visits different kinds of web pages, services, and forums, which are often prone to cyber attacks. Many big leaks and hacking incidents have already happened, and it is important to learn few do…

Security

7 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked Via Public In-Flight WiFi

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

As Jet Blue starts to unveil its newly improved in-flight WiFi, and other airlines inevitably start to follow, passengers need to be aware that they are just as vulnerable in the air as they are on the ground. Public WiFi can pose serious risks…

technology

It Is Now Legal to Hack Your Own Car and Other Devices

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

Some of us reading this right now remember overclocking CPUs when we were younger. It had nothing to do with legality, we just assumed that paying for the PC parts made it okay. Fast forward to 2016, and you might want to take a quick…

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…

Security

Would Your Employees Pass This Simple Cybersecurity Test?

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

In 2015, everyday citizens found hundreds of unbranded USB sticks in airports and coffee shops across four major cities (Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.). Letting their curiosity get the best of them, 17% of these people took the USBs and plugged them into their…

Security

Cyber Security Is an Absolute Must for Any Budding Startup

By | Sep 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The world has become a global village thanks to increased internet usage. Unfortunately, this closeness and ease of accessibility has had an increasing effect on the world of cyber crime. It has made it easier than ever to access bank accounts, cheat on tests, and disrupt business…