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Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Cyber Security

This is a sponsored post from Digi-Key. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the U.S. Here’s something to be aware of: the workforce for cyber security is staggeringly small. Young professionals are overlooking cyber security career opportunities, which weakens the industry and also puts companies at risk. Here are five reasons to consider […]

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Cloud Security Threats

Cloud security threats come in many different forms including data breaches, hijacked accounts, data loss, denial of service, and system vulnerabilities. As organizations and individuals continue to adopt the cloud, securing all of the stored information is a top priority. Companies must be aware of the risks and solutions in order to prevent serious damage. […]

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Privacy with Interconnected Devices

How secure is your privacy when it comes to your interconnected devices? According to IoT Analytics, about 40% of the 17 billion smart devices worldwide in 2018 utilize the Internet of Things (IoT). This past year has been full of stories highlighting how these smart devices have been leaking or storing personal data. Not only […]

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Cyber Security in the World Around You

The need for cyber security is increasing as the number of devices interconnected by cloud technology grows. Because everyday life is growing more reliant on technology, the likelihood of any one cyber attack having significant and far-reaching consequences is also growing. In 2018, researchers from the University of Kent identified fifty-seven different ways in which […]

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Growing Cloud Computing Utilization in 2019

Although the use of cloud computing has increased fivefold since 2014, only 20% of workloads are run in the public cloud. Because housing workloads in a cloud network provides location-independent access, it’s expected that more companies will migrate to the cloud. Nominet, a cyber security company, reports that 88% of surveyed organizations were either currently […]

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The Potential of Blockchain for IoT

Earlier last month, Zion Market Research estimated that the global blockchain Internet of Things (IoT) market will become a three billion dollar industry by 2025. Worth $32 million (USD) in 2018, the report puts the industry at a 91% growth rate. As an increasing number of businesses invest in IoT to connect and share data, […]

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A Breach in Biometric Security

Security company Suprema recently discovered that its biometric security system is unencrypted and open to the public. This means millions of users’ personal information are easy targets for cyber attacks. Security researchers working with a virtual private networks service company, vpnmentor, analyzed Suprema’s system. They were shocked at the amount of open data that they […]

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Securing the Smart Grid

Today’s modern smart grid connects a variety of distributed energy resource assets to the power grid. This creates a diverse and disparate system, which both individuals and power companies can impact, with enormous benefits. Distributed energy collection assets (such as solar panels) are essential to increase the use of green energy, which helps the environment […]

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GDPR Myths Still Exist a Year Later

It’s been a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, but individuals and businesses still have misconceptions surrounding it. Here are six common myths about the GDPR: The large fines are just a threat. Pre-GDPR, there was a lot of buzz about the extremely heavy fines that could be placed on […]

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