data security

  • How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

    How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

    Even though several huge data breaches have recently exposed hundreds of millions of social media login credentials online, users aren’t re-setting their passwords — which means you’ll probably continue to see celebrities’ social media accounts getting hijacked.
    Racial justice activist DeRay Mckesson became the most recent example of a high-profile account breach… Read More

  • Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

    Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

    Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem’s new power cables for iOS and Android may just be the solution — they back up your device every time you plug it in. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Meem’s cables start shipping this month, after extensive delays. Read More

  • Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive Crunch Network

    Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive

    Over the past few weeks, Twilio has had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff who have taken on the difficult task of balancing security and privacy. We were struck by the sincere desire to understand how actions proposed by those in Washington impact smaller technology businesses. It’s been clear to us for some time that in order to get the full picture… Read More

  • EU Approach To Regulating Data Needs More Hope And Less Fear Crunch Network

    EU Approach To Regulating Data Needs More Hope And Less Fear

    From Britain’s railway mania of the 1840s to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, innovative new technologies have routinely touched off periods of near hysteria as marketers and commentators promise world-changing disruption; excitement builds to a fever pitch and the marketplace wildly over-allocates resources to the latest shiny new thing until people regain their senses and… Read More

  • Valuing A Data Breach Victim Crunch Network

    Valuing A Data Breach Victim

    In the relentless world of public breach reporting, there’s a fixation on the number of accounts affected; the higher the number, the larger the impact. But from a victim’s perspective, does it make a difference if your information was included in a breach alongside 10,000 or 50,000,000 others? From a criminal ecosystem perspective, the number of victims per successful breach… Read More

  • The Sabermetrics Arms Race: Scouting In The Age Of Cyber Signal Stealing Crunch Network

    The Sabermetrics Arms Race: Scouting In The Age Of Cyber Signal Stealing

    In my favorite episode of “Seinfeld,” George Costanza’s boss with the Yankees, Mr. Wilhelm, notices that some shoes, bases, helmets and batting doughnuts have gone missing. After noting suspicious behavior from Costanza, Wilhelm shares his misgivings with Mr. Steinbrenner. Costanza is summoned to The Boss’ office, but the investigation quickly derails and he slinks off… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The New Age Of The Security Startup

    The New Age Of The Security Startup

    Last month Apple disclosed and fixed a massive bug in its operating system that left users’ information exposed to theft; faith in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is eroding; and revenues at the retailing giant Target fell 46% on a quarterly basis over the Christmas season last year, all because of security breaches. There is no doubt that the profusion of technology designed to make… Read More