Scams don’t only happen to individuals; in some cases, an entire business can fall victim to a scam. A popular scam that affects businesses is called “ransomware” - hacking an entire business’s network through a computer virus and demanding payment for access.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) are encouraging consumers to get their online lives in good order by conducting a thorough cleanse of their cyber clutter and make "digital spring cleaning" an annual ritual to help protect valuable personal data.
Corporate tracking of your online activity is about to get even more invasive.
I recently attended the National Cybersecurity Alliance and NASDAQ's joint Cybersecurity Summit, at which I asked several industry insiders for observations about the state of information security. Here are some of the interesting points that emerged from our conversations:
After discovering that many Americans are failing to do the things they need to do in order to avoid being hacked in January, Pew Research Center is now able to tell us just how clueless we really are.
An estimated 97 percent of seniors use the internet at least once a week, according to a recent nationwide survey. And 67 percent of seniors 65 and older have been targeted by at least one online scam or hack, according to the survey, which was conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit that works with industry and government agencies to make computer use more safe.
They're called smart toys — playthings that connect you and your kids to the internet and ultimately to each other. If you own or plan to buy one, your child's security should be the big focus.
What’s the difference between a hack at Yahoo US:YHOO and a hack at your local dentist’s office? The latter is far less likely to have a plan in place to respond properly, experts say. Now, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a government agency that regulates businesses to protect consumers, and other nongovernmental bodies are doubling down on efforts to educate small and midsize businesses on risk management as their susceptibility to data breaches increases.