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It’s Friday night, tomorrow is Halloween, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, and it’s the end of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week has seen big breaches, teenagers arrested for hacking TalkTalk, escalating international cyber tensions, and what appears to be even more new vulnerabilities and zero-days announced than usual.    However, it isn’t all doom and gloom, shorter colder days, reduxes of Cold War rhetoric with some cyber buzzwords woven in, and kids running afoul of the law this week.... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 30, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
“Take only pictures, leave only footprints.” These words are posted at parks and hiking trails around the country and, as a card-carrying treehugger, I do my best to even keep those footprints as shallow and non-destructive as possible. That’s all well and good for a walk in the woods, but what matters more in the 21st century is the concept of a digital footprint. And, for most of us, our digital footprints are very large indeed. We used to talk about “digital natives” and “digital immigrants”. Marc... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 19, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Too often, we get wrapped up in the mechanics of security: the hardware, the software, configurations, malware, targeted attacks, and the like. It’s easy to lose sight of the human factors that surround security, privacy, and cyber safety. As we enter the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, though, it’s worth taking a step back and considering the impact of our increasing connectedness on young people and their families, most of whom have little occasion to think about firewalls, advanced persistent threats, and... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 12, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Creating secure environments where we can conduct business safely, protect our customers, and create value that others can’t easily steal requires real determination to do things differently. We’ve seen plenty of organizations with large investments in security hardware and dedicated security teams suffer massive compromises. Real cybersecurity, however, involves a cultural shift at all levels of an organization that puts security first. It’s the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness month. Last week we talked... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 05, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's all too easy to dwell on the hacks and attacks that make headlines every day. It sometimes seems as though every month recently has been Cyber Security Awareness Month. Data breaches and a distinct sense of "cyber insecurity" pervade the news and our digital lives. Victims of cyber attacks range from the largest corporations and government agencies right down to friends and family members whose personal data has been exposed. Instead of focusing on victims and attacks,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 01, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Oct 04, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Hey all you Walking Dead fans, all 20 million of you! Surely October brings the perfect atmosphere for indulging in some quality Zombie cinema. No matter how you get your zombie fix, be it via the old fashioned television or on your newfangled mobile device, being secure while reveling in the adrenaline pumping, heart stopping greatness of the Walking Dead is incredibly important. You may not know this but you might have a zombie computer. Flickr A zombie computer allows an unauthorized person to gain control over another user's computer.... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Oct 24, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As part of our ongoing support for NCSAM we have created a video for parents and children alike that can help everyone be a more educated internet user. See the video below about Internet Safety: [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Oct 18, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
It is October, which means that it is also officially National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) created this awareness program, now in its 10th year, as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online (#NCSAM). As the NCSA describes it, "Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the Internet can adopt: STOP. THINK. CONNECT." This message immediately reminds us what we tell our children to... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Oct 01, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News