Security

Popular perception of corporations and industries are built carefully over time, but destroyed by the popular media in an instant. The family fun time image of Sea World was forever changed by “Blackfish”.  The pure-bred American brand of General Motors was dented by “Roger & Me”.  McDonald’s made...

The cold war around data privacy just turned into an open conflict.  On October 6, the European Court of Justice struck down the “Safe Harbor” agreement between the United States and the European Union.  For the past fifteen years, Safe Harbor was the only protection technology businesses had from...

The news just keeps getting worse for Federal government employees.  On the cusp of another morale-destroying, productivity-sapping, meaningless government shutdown, the Office of Personnel Management announced last week that the recent Chinese hack of its systems included over 5.6 million fingerprint records. On the face of things, it would...

Security used to be a standard talking point for Apple enthusiasts. PCs were riddled with viruses and vulnerable to hacking, but Apple users were safe. Not anymore. Stories about hacks and other vulnerabilities in Apple products are becoming ever more regular. Just last week, the latest...

Cybersecurity seems to be one of those problems that companies just throw money at.  It’s an established cost of doing business in the digital age, yet nobody seems to know how much “adequate” cybersecurity should really cost.  The main reason is that cybersecurity has so many wildcards. ...

“Spear phishing” is a targeted email attack against a specific organization designed to get logins and passwords in order to gain access to sensitive data or even financial controls. Here is how it works. The attacker will send out fake emails to everyone in the...