Cybersecurity continues to be the number one “external concern” for American CEOs, regardless of their industry. That’s because the number of cyberattacks is increasing every year – with hackers attempting to break into a computer “every 39 seconds on average.”
There are a lot of apps you can download on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. That’s obvious. What’s not so obvious is that even though both companies do a pretty good job of (mostly) catching malware apps, there are still plenty that sneak through because they just toe the line between scammy and barely helpful.
Whether you’re manufacturing and marketing connected products or selling Internet-of-Things services and solutions, your most significant competitive advantage may be ironclad security.
The Industrial Revolution and the technology underpinning it has been one of the primary drivers of manmade climate change. Yet it’s another industrial revolution and another set of new technologies that looks set to help humanity avoid the worst effects of anthropogenic global warming.
High-profile network breaches in recent years have impacted the discussion of data security significantly. The ability of institutions to safeguard personal information has come into question, even to the point of government entities enacting new legislation that mandates increased effort towards individual data safety. As current data loss prevention methods are reevaluated, so too will the data security of enterprise software systems have to be.
It’s not just botnets that can hijack PCs for nefarious ends. Microsoft and Cisco’s Talos researchers have identified a new malware strain, Nodersok (or Divergent), that uses web apps to turn systems into proxies for malicious internet traffic.
You’ve entered someone’s smart home, but refuse to be listened to by their personal assistant? Can you ask your hosts to turn their Google Nest or Alexa off?
The holiday season often leads to an increased risk of cybersecurity threats. You may notice an increase in offers coming to you via email, or online ads with attractive promotions for gifts, travel, etc. Unfortunately, some of these offers don’t turn out exactly what you ordered and paid for, so instead of saving money, you can be fooled and get into a situation of data theft, identity, or personal items. Therefore, when it comes to online security, here are the things you can do to protect yourself during the holiday season.
Speakers are everywhere, whether it’s expensive, standalone sound systems, laptops, smart home devices, or cheap portables. And while you rely on them for music or conversation, researchers have long known that commercial speakers are also physically able to emit frequencies outside of the audible range for humans. At the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas held recently, one researcher is warning that this capability has the potential to be weaponized.
The Internet of Things (IoT) industry is growing rapidly with the number of IoT-connected devices projected to surpass 20 billion by 2020. It’s an amazing number, but a number that wouldn’t be possible without the concurrent growth and availability of WiFi and cellular. However, even with all this growth, industry leaders don’t believe existing WiFi and cellular capabilities can keep up with IoT’s trajectory.