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POPSUGAR, June 9, 2016

The 1 Thing You Didn’t Know Could Be Putting You at Risk During Wedding Planning

It's no secret that most brides-to-be plan their weddings online. After all, with so many apps and websites out there, it'd be silly not to. However, many couples forget the most important rules of internet safety, which 100 percent apply to your wedding planning and honeymoon. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) put together a fun and important infographic that outlines key tips to remember, including:
Playboy, June 6, 2016

The Best Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy

You wouldn’t hand a stranger your credit card, or wear a T-shirt printed with your social security number. But if you’re frivolous about your digital privacy, you might as well. If you want to keep your data and identity safe online, you have to take an active role in protecting yourself and your devices, says Michael Kaiser, executive director of the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 11, 2016

Georgia woman’s lawsuit: Dating site matched me with a rapist

Online dating sites are popular with adults of all ages, and the number of people turning to the Internet to find romance has risen steadily during the past decade, according to Pew Research Institute findings. As many as 1 in 10 people now use online platforms, though only about 5 percent of those in a committed relationship or married say they met their partner online.
Healthcare IT News, May 4, 2016

National Cybersecurity Alliance CEO shares tips to combat security talent shortfall

Forty-four percent of 1,100 senior executives at large companies around the world, including healthcare organizations, say a shortage of skilled workers is a major barrier to better data security. That’s according to the “2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report,” published by data security technology vendor Vormetric and IT research and consulting firm 451 Research.
Nextgov, May 2, 2016

How Multifactor Authentication Can Play a Role in the Cybersecurity National Action Plan

In February 2016, the White House announced the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, which aims to increase federal cybersecurity funding by more than a third to over $19 billion. One of the key components of the plan was a partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance called the “National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign” that will focus on educating consumers and federal employees about how to protect themselves through multifactor authentication.
Fortune, April 30, 2016

Where AT&T Keeps an All-Seeing Eye on Its Ginormous Data-Shuttling Network

For a tech nerd like myself, this is Disney World. (No lines either!) Within the facility, AT&T's technicians oversee all of the data about all the data that people are sending one another over the company's vast network. The many, many displays in this building depict where calls are coming from, how info-packets are flowing from wire to wire, who may be experiencing issues, and what might need fixing. If the network is a nervous system, then this is its brain.