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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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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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Think Your Business Is Too Small for a Cyber Attack? Think Again

While large-scale corporations likely have provisions in place for cyber threats, many smaller enterprises simply believe they’re too small to face cyber attacks, leaving them extremely vulnerable. Under-investment in skills development coupled with a massive spike in outsourcing for more than a decade has left the industry with a growing shortage of skilled cyber security […]

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Cyber Security Questions Every Business Should Be Asking

Cyber Security Questions Every Business Should Be Asking

Following several recent high-profile cyber attacks, it is more critical than ever for organizations to evaluate their cyber defenses and ask themselves a number of basic cyber security questions to assess their vulnerability. Each year brings new technological developments that improve people’s lives. Unfortunately, these advances also mean new cyber security threats and more attack […]

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The Latest Worrisome Cyber Security Stats

In the absence of comprehensive cyber security training, cyber threats can wreak havoc on businesses in seconds, as the time from knowledge of vulnerability to release of exploit is shrinking. And yet, many organizations remain ill-equipped to handle security attacks as they happen across platforms. It’s been an eye-opening week for cyber security news and numbers […]

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Solving Cyber Security Talent Shortage

Cyber Security Talent Shortage: How to Solve It

A recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures and Herjavec Group predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security jobs by 2021. (Forrest, 2017) While cyber security job openings continue to grow, there simply aren’t enough people who have the skills to do these jobs. This puts us all at risk, as cyber criminals become […]

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Should the government regulate IoT devices?

Should the Government Regulate IoT Devices?

As security concerns rise about Internet of Things (IoT) devices, so does the debate about the necessity of government regulations. Should the government regulate IoT? Many Internet of Things devices on the market today have little to no security built in, which can compromise the privacy and even personal security of consumers. Many consumers today […]

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Corporate Hacking: Are you a target?

Corporate Hacking: Are You a Target?

Corporate hacking stories are a staple of the news. Whether a small business or large international corporation, if you use the internet to do business, you are susceptible to having your network hacked, customers compromised, and your reputation ruined.  How can you protect yourself from being a target of corporate hacking? Sometimes it is just […]

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Are you #CyberAware? Cyber Security Awareness Month

Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Are you #CyberAware? October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s a great time to review the online security practices you use at home, as well as at school or at work. When we all work together to prevent cyber attack, the internet as a whole can get safer. Individuals can protect their computers and networks […]

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