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IT’S ALL ABOUT RANSOMWARE: VERIZON DATA BREACH INVESTIGATIONS STUDY

Ransomware rules the cybercrime world – perhaps because ransomware attacks are often successful and financially remunerative for criminals. Ransomware features prominently in Verizon’s fresh-off-the-press 2018…

ARE YOU READY FOR GDPR? IF NOT, YOU’RE NOT ALONE

The deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming up fast. Says the European Union: “Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at…

Wireless Wi-Fi networks will become more secure with WPA3

By Alan Zeichick Wireless Ethernet connections aren’t necessarily secure. The authentication methods used to permit access between a device and a wireless router aren’t very strong.…

Partners, vendors suck at protecting your data

On February 7, 2018, the carrier Swisscom admitted that a security lapse revealed sensitive information about 800,000 customers was exposed. The security failure was at…

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