Sitting in a cybersecurity conference days after a massive cyberattack is a surreal feeling. In the midst of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the whole world is now looking with eyes wide open at Internet of Things (IoT) security after the historic distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack perpetrated by the Mirai botnet targeted these insecure gadgets.
Your internet-linked baby monitor may be participating in a major cyber-attack, and you don’t even know it. While experts have been warning for some time that the proliferation of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) -- like web-connected baby monitors, cars, smart speakers, DVRs and even cars -- posed a new threat in cyberspace, a major cyber-attack on Friday has given new impetus to calls to bolster the security of the devices, which are more popular than ever.
The Internet of things is dangerous. If anyone had doubts, just consider what happened on Friday when hackers took over millions of web-connected devices—security cameras, routers, and so on—and instructed them to knock out parts of the Internet.
Millennials are more likely than you might think to fall prey to a tech scam, new research reveals. Earlier this week, Microsoft and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) released surprising takeaways from a global survey they conducted this past summer on tech scams and the everyday consumer.
You may want to take a cyber security lesson from grandma and grandpa. Savvy scammers are succeeding in duping a new demographic — millennials. Microsoft and the National Cyber Security Alliance conducted a global survey looking at the new methods fraudsters are using — and who is falling victim to them. They found millennials are being snared, while seniors are being even more skeptical when reached by a scammer.
No one wants to remember 37 unique passwords for 37 different accounts. That’s why two thirds of Americans reuse the same code across multiple sites, finds a new survey commissioned by the digital security and password manager site LastPass.com. But what seems convenient can backfire big time, says Michael Kaiser, executive director of the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance.
Autoridades lanzaron la campaña “Para, piensa y conéctate” para compartir medidas elementales de protección en línea.
In a year that has seen several high-profile hacks, from Yahoo to the Democratic National Committee, millennial voters increasingly see cybersecurity as a major election issue, according to a new survey from Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).