Big Data

While much of the data security conversation falls into for-profit industries, more discussions should include non-profits and associations as well. The number of associations has nearly doubled in the last few decades, and in an era of “big data” and constant data collection it’s imperative to have the proper measures...

According to TechCrunch, Sony announced recently that two factor authentication will be available on its PlayStation network (though, to be clear, a timeline has not been released), creating a greater security presence for users around the world. The corporation was most recently in the news for a security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment...

In today’s digital world, “data” has quickly become a top buzz word. Many don't realize that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is a data aggregator, collecting troves of data about each user online. ISPs and other companies collect enormous amounts of data, leading to the now-familiar term “Big Data”. Furthermore, said ISPs...

It may not be breaking news, but this is a major announcement that companies need to embrace: passwords are out; multifactor authentication is in. In it's simplest form, an ATM transaction is an example of multifactor authentication usage - you need to not only produce your debit card for the machine,...

The battle continues for Apple and the FBI - while both parties are focusing on one particular case (whether to unlock the phone used in last year's horrific San Bernadino shooting), the question posed about data security speaks to a greater question. Specifically, when it comes to particular cases such...

Online banking, or simply transferring money from one online entity to another - whether through an application or website, on your mobile device or desktop computer - has become the norm. Don't have time to go to the bank to deposit a paper check? Not a problem! Most online banking...

Free WiFi sounds great considering you have to pay an arm and a leg to access it in your own home (or at least buy a cup of coffee if you're out). However, with the potential of this newfound accessibility comes a series of fairly important questions that people should consider before logging on. How...

It's become apparent that many companies collect data in hopes that it'll be helpful in the long term. Short term, however, no one really knows what to do with it, how it can be used, or ways that it can be leveraged to move a company forward. Those that are...

Ransomware, a newer type of cyber attack, is becoming increasingly popular. A virus that infects a computer or computer system and then locks all the files and programs, hackers using ransomware are typically the only ones with the "key", or code, that can unlock the victim's data. Unfortunately, that key normally comes...

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 how much it is engrained...