cybersecurity

  • 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

  • Just A Google Co-Founder Chillin’ With Robo-Snowden

    Just A Google Co-Founder Chillin’ With Robo-Snowden

    So, this happened Today: Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin hung out with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was attending the TED conference via a telepresence robot. You may want to read that last sentence again to let it sink in. Despite the very careful legal dance that tech giants have had to walk around the National Security Agency scandal, Snowden has been welcomed as a hero. In public… Read More

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