cybersecurity

  • Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition Crunch Network

    Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

    In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high. Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one concern, with business owners and everyday consumers sharing in those worries. Read More

  • The Promise Of 5G Crunch Network

    The Promise Of 5G

    The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, entertainment and applications, many of us cannot remember a time when we weren’t dependent on our mobile devices and networks for most of our daily needs. Read More

  • Defusing The Internet Of Things Time Bomb Crunch Network

    Defusing The Internet Of Things Time Bomb

    They’re coming, and we won’t be able to stop them. But will they be friends or foes? What are we talking about? Internet of Things (IoT) devices. And, as with most things, the answer will depend on the details. Gartner predicts there will be approximately 5 billion such devices in use this year, growing to 25 billion (more than half of them consumer-focused) by 2020. Read More

  • Biometric Security: From Selfies To Walking Gaits Crunch Network

    Biometric Security: From Selfies To Walking Gaits

    The payments industry, facing the risk of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and various types of credit card fraud, has begun incorporating various types of biometric technology to enhance security and prevent breaches. As recently reported, MasterCard is launching a facial recognition payment service based on “selfies” taken on a smartphone. Read More

  • Hacking For Cause: Today’s Growing Cyber Security Trend Crunch Network

    Hacking For Cause: Today’s Growing Cyber Security Trend

    What do the following data-breach headlines from the past year have in common? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; Anonymous hackers release emails ordering bear cubs be killed; Hackers threaten to release names from adultery website … Connecting the dots yet? Read More

  • Neglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security Crunch Network

    Neglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security

    When it comes to data security, we hear a lot about how cyber attackers are becoming more sophisticated or that cloud technology is full of risks. While these statements are true to some extent, both can be convenient excuses hiding a harsher truth. Today, neglect is actually one of the biggest threats to corporate data. Read More

  • The Dinosaurs Of Cybersecurity Are Planes, Power Grids And Hospitals Crunch Network

    The Dinosaurs Of Cybersecurity Are Planes, Power Grids And Hospitals

    As we continue down the path toward complete connectivity — in which all devices, appliances and networks connect to each other and the Internet — it is evident that much of our longstanding technology can no longer keep up. And it’s not an issue affecting only tech companies and web-connected devices, it’s affecting systems and infrastructures that most would expect to… Read More

  • House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Bill

    House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Bill

    The House of Representatives today passed The Protecting Cyber Networks Act on a 307-116 bipartisan vote. The bill aims to remove legal barriers so that American companies can share threat information with one another to defend against hacks, such as those that have recently plagued Sony and Target. The bills have broad support from the White House and industry groups, including some in tech. Read More

  • U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

    U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

    In a speech at cybersecurity conference RSA, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson outlined the government’s discomfort with increasing implementation of encryption by technology companies, and what impact the shift might have on national security. While tech firms like Apple are advancing encryption to an increasingly broad set of consumer activities, the government is… Read More

  • AlienVault Announces More Social Threat Exchange

    AlienVault Announces More Social Threat Exchange

    AlienVault, a cybersecurity firm aimed at SMBs, announced the Beta of Open Threat Exchange (OTX) 2.0. The company bills it as a threat intelligence sharing platform, and the social component it has added in the latest version enables members to discuss security threats on a social network. In the prior version, it simply updated threat information automatically in the background from… Read More

  • Congress Returns Next Week With A Tech-Heavy Agenda

    Congress Returns Next Week With A Tech-Heavy Agenda

    Congress is back from a recess this week, and with lawmakers we’ll see the return of some familiar issues. We will see Congress address patent reform and cybersecurity in the coming weeks. Once lawmakers finish with cybersecurity, it’s possible we could even see legislation related to National Security Agency (NSA) phone record collection before the end of the month.  These are… Read More

  • The NSA Reportedly Stole Millions Of SIM Encryption Keys To Gather Private Data

    The NSA Reportedly Stole Millions Of SIM Encryption Keys To Gather Private Data

    The American National Security Agency (NSA), and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), similar clandestine intelligence agencies, stole SIM card encryption keys from a manufacturer, allowing the groups to decrypt global cellular communications data. The effort, according to The Intercept, took place in 2010, with the agencies breaking into a Dutch firm, Gemalto. The… Read More

  • Surely, Cybersecurity Must Have Your Attention Now

    Surely, Cybersecurity Must Have Your Attention Now

    As if we needed a case study to show us, we saw, with vivid clarity, what can happen when hackers run amok inside servers and start sharing confidential business content with the world — and we learned it gets ugly in a hurry. We’re less than a week into the new year and already we’ve seen a major Bitcoin attack. You know that it’s only a matter of time before we… Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Anonymous leaking account information to rumors of Microsoft building a new browser, here are the top stories from 12/27-1/2. 1. Following through on threats of a Christmas hack, a Twitter account claiming affiliation with Anonymous released a list of usernames and passwords for 13,000 accounts on Amazon, PlayStation, XBox Live, Hulu Plus, Walmart and other retail and entertainment… Read More

  • This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

    This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

    Imagine you’re the CEO of a thriving company and you’ve been horrified by the news of the Sony hack, the Target breach and the litany of security issues that have plagued big companies in recent years. You swear you’re going to do whatever’s necessary to make sure it won’t happen to your company. But do you realize what that really means? Read More

  • Reddit, Privacy Groups Call On Obama To Reject Cybersecurity Bill

    Reddit, Privacy Groups Call On Obama To Reject Cybersecurity Bill

    A coalition of 30 companies and privacy groups, including Reddit and search engine DuckDuckGo, on Tuesday demanded that President Barack Obama promise to reject a controversial cybersecurity bill. The bill has come under fire for its loose limits on sharing information about cyber threats without properly filtering personal information from it among government agencies, including the… Read More

  • Senate Committee Advances Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

    Senate Committee Advances Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

    The Senate Intelligence Committee today approved a cybersecurity bill that would encourage companies to share information about threats with each other and the federal government. The Senate group voted 12 to 3 to advance the bill. It should see a full vote this year. Read More

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Outlines New Cybersecurity Paradigm Led By Private Sector

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Outlines New Cybersecurity Paradigm Led By Private Sector

    Earlier today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his agency’s plans to address cybersecurity to the American Enterprise Institute. Wheeler’s approach would see the private sector, not the FCC, take the leading role in addressing new cyber security threats, leaving his agency to monitor and guide, stepping in only if a market-based approach fails to adequately protect… Read More

  • Synack Raises $7.5 Million Putting Bounties On IT Security Threats

    Synack Raises $7.5 Million Putting Bounties On IT Security Threats

    Security company Synack has a proposition for the hackers of the world. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company is putting a bounty out on the network and data security threats a business could face and will pay the best hackers to uncover them. It’s a new approach to the omnipresent issue of how businesses can best secure their data and networks, and one that has netted the company… Read More

  • Snowden Leak: NSA Is Recording All Calls From At Least One Country

    Snowden Leak: NSA Is Recording All Calls From At Least One Country

    The National Security Agency has the capability to replay all telephone calls for 30 days from an entire country, according to documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the Washington Post. Read More

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