Our CEO, Kent Lawson, was (infamously!) at last week’s RSA security conference in San Francisco. He said that one of the more interesting presentations had to do with the differences among generations in regards to their online security. This presentation contained survey information from ZoneAlarm, an online security company.
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Flying from New York to San Francisco last week, I had the opportunity to check out the (unencrypted) GoGo wifi service on the plane. As my interest was purely curiosity, I used a tool that just lists the names of the websites that people are visiting. So what are people doing on the Internet at 36,000 feet?
I’m currently in San Francisco, attending the annual RSA Conference with 25,000 other participants. Richard Clarke, the National Security Advisor under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, gave the keynote speech at the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Summit, which is part of the larger RSA Conference.
Did you think that only Windows users had to worry about security issues? While Apple has usually been the more secure and reliably safe platform, recent news about a flaw in their security has changed that perception. According to a new report, Apple users have been susceptible to a man in the middle attack when using Safari (and other applications) on supposedly secure websites.
A new executive order contains a set of industry standards and best practices to help businesses manage cybersecurity risks. The government and the private sector worked together to create several new standards to understand and prevent such risks.
Consumers are mostly expected to take responsibility for their own data privacy. However, as anyone who has read a privacy...
It was a cold, harsh day in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, January 28, but that didn’t stop more than 100 attendees from the privacy and technology sector from gathering at the Pew Charitable Trusts for Data Privacy Day (DPD) 2014, sponsored by Stay Safe Online. As a first-time small business sponsor, PRIVATE WiFi wanted a seat up close and center to hear from nearly a dozen thought leaders on their views on respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.
Documents released by Snowden confirm that the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), a Canadian spy agency, apparently has been using airport WiFi networks to track travelers.
Hunter Moore, the California man who became infamous for operating the “revenge porn” website IsAnyoneUp.com, was recently indicted on charges of stealing nude photos from hacked email accounts and posting them online. Moore, 27, and his alleged accomplice, Charles “Gary” Evens, 25, were charged with conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and identity theft. What the two men are accused of highlights just how easy it can be to hack into email accounts and steal sensitive information. The results can be devastating for the victims.
Recently, a single security contractor at the Korean Credit Bureau, a risk management and fraud detection service, was able to download and steal consumer records of over 20 million people, from three of South Korea’s major credit card companies. That’s nearly half the population of South Korea!
With pressure mounting from civil liberties groups, public interest advocates and shareholders, AT&T, Verizon, and Credo will now publish annual transparency reports highlighting the government’s request for data collection and the impact it has on the population.
The phrase, ‘nothing in life is free,’ holds true especially with regard to Facebook. While you may think you are...