Author: Alexandra Driscoll

Imagine you’re scrolling through pages on Amazon looking for the next great book or just ordering some more paper towels. You see that recommendation Amazon just gave you, one that's right up your alley? That’s artificial intelligence at its finest - ever-present though many don't realize...

Political leanings aside, the Obama administration released a new cybersecurity initiative aimed at beefing up protection and awareness within the government and around the country. Considering the various breaches and cyber attacks experience by both the private and public sector this past year alone, the proposed...

Back in the 80’s and 90’s computer viruses on your computer equaled hours of hand-wringing and dread. However, a few computer-loving individuals decided to showcase some of the ‘fun’ behind computer viruses - by creating an online museum full of them. The Malware Museum, created by Mikko Hypponen...

Anti-virus software - friend or foe? At one point it was easy to say the odds were in favor of installing these programs, though it doesn't seem to be the case anymore. According to various vulnerabilities researchers, dozens of reputable names in the antivirus software industry...

Many of us have lives that revolve around being “connected”, and we often don’t suspect someone could use the Internet for harm. Unfortunately, cyber crime is at it’s highest levels and this fact has companies like Google concerned for their users' online safety. Most of the concern centers around malicious advertising and phishing,...

Backing up critical data is an extremely important aspect of any business’ infrastructure, and technological advancements have made it easier to do so, thereby restoring your company to its normal status after data loss. However, many companies aren’t sure how often to back up their data, or what...

Wendy's announced that an investigation began this week into the possibility of a data breach at several of its restaurant locations across the Midwest and East Coast, after a number of financial institutions reported suspicious activity on customer accounts. “We began investigating immediately,” said spokesman Bob Bertini. A Wendy’s...

Remember that teacher in elementary school that always talked about sharing, and made you share your toys with the other kids in class? That teacher provided a valuable lesson to many in that sharing really is caring. Ok, so enough with the nostalgia - currently, sharing is spoken...

As the snow fell along the East coast this past weekend, I was reminded of the celebrated movie Fargo. Nothing goes to plan as the main character solicits two bumbling crooks to kidnap his wife, hold her for ransom and then collect from his wealthy father in-law;...

The impact of a compromised IT infrastructure extends far beyond an organization’s internal mechanisms and functions. Data breaches and security incidents increasingly put not just individual companies but also entire supply chains at risk. When it comes to cyber security and cyber attacks, the topic...