2020 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

Mobile becomes a prime phishing attack vector, hackers will increasingly employ machine learning in attacks and cloud will increasingly be seen as fertile ground for compromise. The wheels of 2020’s biggest cybersecurity threats have already been set motion. Mobile, the cloud and artificial intelligence, to name a few, are trends that will continue to be…

Dallas data center operator CyrusOne discloses ransomware attack

A major Dallas-based data center operator says it is working to restore service to six of its customers after a ransomware attack. CyrusOne Inc. disclosed the attack Thursday and said affected customers are primarily hosted at the company’s New York data center. The computer hack encrypted customers’ devices. “Upon discovery of the incident, CyrusOne initiated its response…

Cybersecurity in the Age of AI

AI is reshaping the landscape of cyber defense. As new security fissures open up, threat analysts deploy more powerful tools to prevent and respond to attacks. Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the escalating arms race in this new cybersecurity landscape. In this podcast, they also discuss: What security experts can learn from the…

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS  text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online. The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS provider for businesses and higher education providers, which lets companies, colleges, and universities send bulk text messages to their customers and students. The Austin,…

101 DATA SECURITY TIPS: QUOTES FROM EXPERTS ON BREACHES, POLICY, NEWS & MORE

Data security is a top concern not only for enterprises and small business, but for everyday consumers as well. With widespread data breaches exposing everything from customer login credentials to credit card information to personal health records, consumers must be savvy about data security and take steps to protect their own information. Fortunately, there are…

Exposed database reveals apparent ticket fraud scheme. Scammers are just like us: bad at securing their data.

It was a good plan, as far as frauds go: rip off fans of live performances while simultaneously fleecing some of the internet’s biggest ticket vendors, such as Groupon, Ticketmaster and TickPick. The fraudsters create accounts with the ticket sellers and use stolen credit card information to make their purchases. Then they turn around and resell the tickets to…

Google’s quantum supremacy is only a first taste of a computing revolution “Quantum supremacy” is nice, but more broadly useful quantum computers are probably still a decade away.

A Google quantum computer has far outpaced ordinary computing technology, an achievement called quantum supremacy that’s an important milestone for a revolutionary way of processing data. Google disclosed the results in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The achievement came after more than a decade of work at Google, including the use of its own quantum computing chip, called Sycamore.…

Extreme speed, superior range, and complete customization: the next generation of mesh-enabled routers is here

While 27% of the American population has yet to make the switch to broadband, the rest of the networking landscape has changed dramatically since the days of dial-up. Many people remember the melodic connection tones, constantly interrupted service and the sluggish speed offered by this early iteration of the internet all too well. Thankfully dial-up would soon be…

Fighting cybercrime in a connected world

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands – In our increasingly interconnected world, the impacts of cybercrime can be far-reaching, fast moving and devastating to its victims. To address the challenges for police in preventing and investigating cybercrime globally, the 7th Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference brought together cyber experts from law enforcement, private industry, international organizations and academia for…