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March 12, 2019

How Can Industry Leaders Improve Cybersecurity Education?

Alongside the gift of technological convenience come cyber threats. Ask any member of the information technology community and you will hear countless stories of spikes in data breaches in recent years. These global, digital attacks have forced homes and companies to increase vigilance when it comes to cybersecurity and their activities online.

March 5, 2019

Tech Support Scams and Tricks

There are several variations of the modern tech support scam. Whereas the common denominator always boils down to manipulation, the specific mechanisms of achieving this objective may vary and allow security analysts to single out three main tactics of these scammers.

January 25, 2019

How Can You Trust a Virtual Private Network to Protect Your Privacy?

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, have become a popular privacy tool. We are hearing about VPNs more and more often. Television commercials about VPNs are becoming more common, and one company ran a full-page ad in the New York Times. Major internet service providers have launched their own VPNs, as have adult websites.

This all begs the question: What even is a VPN and should we all be using one?

January 24, 2019

The Power of Data and How it’s Changed Our Lives

While the benefits consumers receive from sharing their data are undeniable, we need to ensure that private information is used appropriately. Otherwise, consumers like me will be reluctant to try new technologies, and we are likely to see an erosion of the benefits of these new technologies. That’s why it is critically important to develop comprehensive federal privacy legislation in the United States.