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5 Ways to Secure Your Company’s Passwords

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

These days it seems that you can’t do anything online without having a password. With hackers targeting more small businesses, it’s important for you to manage your passwords effectively because you’re just one hack away from having your business potentially ruined. One strategy you can…

Gear & Gadgets

This Router Leverages AI to Protect Your Kids

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Started in the 1940s, the research around artificial intelligence (AI) was developed solely with the goal of finding new features for the computer. It was nothing more than a project at the time. Nowadays, this is a popular topic and there are already several…

Security

Daplie Is the World’s First Private In-Home Server for Consumers

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The cloud has completely transformed the business world. With every business form, file, and style guide available anywhere in the world, the remote work movement has begun and made life so much easier for employers and employees alike. From editorial teams to customer service…

Security

Essential Online Security Tips for Product Owners

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

There are many reasons to outsource your software development project. For one, there’s usually a cost saving. In addition to this, contracting out development helps avoid the management hassle of overseeing a dev team. Finally, this practice allows you to continue focusing on the…

Security

6 Important Ways to Prevent Public Wi-Fi Attacks

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

Free Wi-Fi is a popular amenity for those of us looking to stay connected on the go. Whether you’re at the airport or at the dog park, the convenience of free Wi-Fi is simply undeniable. Although it seems harmless enough to connect your device…

Security

Is the U.S. Falling Behind in Cyber Defense?

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

Much has been made of cyber threats that many organizations face these days, but many people assume that while businesses can fall to hackers, at least the government has the right defenses in place. But that assumption might actually be mistaken. Just as private…

Security

7 Smarter Tips to Protect Yourself from Being Hacked

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

From a technical standpoint, anything that is connected to the Internet has the potential of being hacked. However, there are several different things that can be done in order to protect your data and yourself from attacks. The following are a couple of tips…

Security

The Cybersecurity Ecosystem Is Ripe and Striving

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 8:00 am

In the past 18 months, news has broken about several data security breaches that impacted thousands of people, caused embarrassment to many corporations, and resulted in both financial and privacy loss. Even celebrities have suffered public humiliation when their personal information was hacked and…

Internet of Things

Security for Smart Homes: Important Things to Consider

By | Jun 12, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Many of us have seen the commercial. A young couple arrives at a vacation spot to which one set of their parents have already arrived. The dad asks if they secured the house before they left. Of course, they answer, “yes.” He then pulls…

Internet of Things

Smart Homes: What Are the Security Risks?

By | May 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Internet of Things industry is one step away from going mass market. While the smart home industry is currently estimated to hit $58 billion in worth by 2020, not all the consumers feel equally excited about smartifying their homes. Creating bulletproof security is…

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:…

Security

Study: Nearly Half of All Businesses Have Bad Backup Habits

By | May 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

We all know how hard it is to protect ourselves from threats like malware or ransomware when surfing the Web, just as it is hard to avoid any physical damage to our computers and their components. All these things can potentially cause the loss…

Security

San Francisco

8 Online Security Tips for Startups

By | Apr 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A report, published by Moya K. Mason highlights the fact that there are approximately 150 million startups being launched every day by 300 million people the world over. Out of these, only one-third make it to the first three months after the initiation process.;…

Opinion/Analysis

Here’s What I Learned After Being Attacked by Ransomware

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this week, I was attacked by ransomware. It’s a new type of malware that encrypts the vast majority of files in a computer. PDFs, image files or Office documents are just some examples of the targeted files. In most cases, the only way…

Opinion/Analysis

What John Oliver Has to Say About Apple, the FBI, and Secure Messaging

By | Mar 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm

John Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight on HBO, dedicated his most recent episode to exploring the controversial debate surrounding Apple and the FBI. In it, he summarizes the debate, offers his own opinion – with which I agree, and gives secure messaging…

Security

3 Tools to Safeguard Your Big Data in the Cloud

By | Mar 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

In the past few weeks, there have been dozens of articles dedicated to discussing the growing security concerns revolving Big Data and the cloud – or, specifically, Big Data moving to the cloud. In seeing that the Internet of Things, which consumes large amounts…

Security

UpGuard Analyzes Security of Top Dating Sites

By | Feb 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

There’s some personal information that likely causes you to pause before blindly typing it into a website. You’re probably not going to throw your Social Security number all over the internet, and for good reason. But most dating apps don’t ask for this kind…