What Can We Learn From the NHS Cyber Attack?

Hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries were recently infected with a Ransomware virus called WannaCry. This ransom software made it impossible for services like the National Health Service, the NHS, in England and Scotland to access their computer systems unless they paid an exorbitant fee in Bitcoin. More than a week later, companies […]

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Understanding The FCC’s New Online Privacy Rules

Many of us use the internet without a passing thought about the privacy of our personal data. Recently, though, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved forward with a previously proposed decision to require internet service providers (ISPs) to get users’ consent before accessing or sharing their sensitive information. Let’s take a look at what this […]

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Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking?

Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to breach a system, through both hardware and software vulnerabilities. That’s why researchers and white hat hackers — the good guys — use pre-emptive measures to find these vulnerabilities. They hack into a system, bring attention to problem areas, and hopefully allow companies to fix the issue in […]

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Recent Study Shows Employees Believe Productivity is More Important Than Security

It’s an age-old issue, which has begun to reach a boiling point in the age of information: the inherent balance between productivity and security. Wherever there is productivity, there is compromise on security; and the same is true vice versa. Recent studies have suggested that productivity is winning in popularity. While this might be considered […]

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