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Will AI’s Security Risks Limit Consumer Adoption?

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

By 2020, it’s projected that 85 percent of customer interactions will be managed without a human. Currently, machine learning provides a wide range of functions in our everyday life. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms assist trend analysis in industries such as finance and healthcare. AI helps…

News

Cybersecurity: Meeting Government Regulations Isn’t Enough

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

As bad a reputation as the concept of “government regulations” has, the things are designed to help us. Take seatbelts, for example. No one’s questioning the benefit of strapping in before you start driving your two-ton machine around at 60 mph speeds. But plenty…

Digital Currency

San Diego

How This Company’s ICO Quietly Netted $600K

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Initial Coin Offerings for new cryptocurrencies are designed to maximize buzz and satisfy the urge to get in on the “next big thing.” And the media headlines are also fueling the recent ICO craze:“$150 Million raised in 52 seconds,” “Sold out in 7.5 Seconds,” and “Thousands…

Security

This Top VPN Will Keep Your Online Data Safe for Life

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 am

We all store a lot of personal information on the web—credit cards, addresses, phone numbers—both consciously and unconsciously. With so much information saved in one central location, it’s important that we have a way to protect ourselves from the real possibility of theft, snooping…

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…

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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

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The IoT continues to progress rapidly, and the results will make our futures brighter. It has grown out of just computers and expanded into the real world. Now, nearly everything is connected to the internet, from vacuum cleaners to coffee machines to toasters. Previous…

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…

Security

Experts: The Future of Online Trust Is Up in the Air

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Trust in sources of authority is weakening across the online world: It’s the natural result of a bot-ridden, highly politicized, fast-paced, and siloed world. All the recent hacks and leaked information have sped up the process. But is all that lack of online trust…

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…

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,…