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New Bill Seeks Basic IoT Security Standards
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate recently introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for the government’s purchase and use of a broad range of Internet-connected devices, including computers, routers and security cameras. The legislation, which also seeks to remedy some widely-perceived shortcomings in existing cybercrime law, was developed in...
The Real Affect of Ransomware on Businesses
Ransomware is a specialized form of malware that encrypts files and renders them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom fee. The FBI estimated that ransomware payments were $1 billion in 2016, up from “just” $24 million a year earlier. 2017 will likely see another dramatic increase in extortion payments...
FBI: Smart toys could harm children’s privacy and physical safety
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently issued a Public Service Announcement (PSA), encouraging consumers—parents, in particular—to think twice before purchasing internet-connected toys. Smart toys and entertainment devices for kids are part of the Internet of Things, and as such, they have built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. This enables them to communicate...
Android’s new security system is now available
Play Protect, a security suite for Android devices, was originally introduced in mid-May of this year during the Google I/O conference. And in just a couple of months, the tech giant has made it available for all their mobile users. Play Protect is the amalgamation of Google’s Android security features,...
7 Tips To Stay CyberSafe
You’ve probably already seen the back-to-school ads on TV and rolled your eyes a little bit. We’re with you: There’s still plenty of summer left. That’s why we want to remind you about some of the cybersecurity pitfalls you might encounter during the remainder of the summer season. Whether you’re...
Improving Business Leadership Through Technology
Business leaders are tasked with the often tricky obligation of steering organizations to the financial 'happily ever after'. This is a big responsibility, and as a business leader, you need to be able to foster cooperation across all the levels of an organization, be agile, and be flexible. All these...
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