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Capital One Breach — A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In Security, Technology Newsby Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

The Capital One breach is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for the brand, and just another day of exposure and personal risk for consumers. There’s a reason that every major tech brand is focused on cybersecurity: Dell, IBM, Cisco, SAP, and others understand fully that business can’t be business as usual if customers are vulnerable to hacks. Now we just need to move cybersecurity up the food chain so that it’s a top concern from senior management and the boardroom on down—and fund it.

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FaceApp is a Gigantic Cybersecurity Risk — From Fun to Dangerous in an Instant

In Securityby Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

FaceApp is a gigantic cybersecurity risk, and the viral app has gone from fun to dangerous in an instant. Tech geeks like us don’t have all the answers, but most of us who are immersed in this space are flat out concerned about the potential ramifications of FaceApp and the dangers it might possibly pose. And really? What’s the upside? Your photos might end up on a billboard in a foreign country somewhere, or they might be used to train artificial intelligence. Or both. Or they might be used in even more personal, and personally dangerous ways. It’s not really worth it for a few seconds of amusement, or amazement, or whatever it is, at what you might look like 50 years from now—is it?

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Cybersecurity Trends to Watch For in 2019

In Securityby Alexis BestLeave a Comment

Last year brought us some of the largest and most complex data and security breaches ever seen. Quora’s data breach by a “malicious third party” exposed the personal data of nearly 100 million users. Marriott International revealed a data breach dating back to 2014 that compromised the personal information—and, perhaps, even credit card details—of as many as 500 million guests. …