How can U.S. companies possibly narrow a tremendously cavernous skills gap in the world of IT security? Social innovation executive and author, Charles Eaton, believes one viable solution is now wending its way through our nation’s middle and high schools. In this 5-part series, Eaton delves into the five keys for “Raising the Next Generation of Technologists” and filling the cybersecurity skills gap in the process.
Even with new technologies abound, we’ve come to rely on passwords as our primary means of managing access to systems, applications and data. In reality, passwords are our first—and in most cases, only—line of defense when it comes to protecting against unauthorized access, misuse and theft.
Could you spot a phishing attack if and when it crosses your inbox? What about your colleagues? Your executive staff and mangers that hold the keys to the kingdom? Read on to explore the anatomy of a phishing email and how to avoid falling prey to these attacks.
Ronald Reagan famously said "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help" and he was right, especially when the IRS is involved. That said, occasionally a government agency does help and a recent document published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) clears up a topic that really matters to all of us: How to passwords should be built.
Recent news headlines have declared the password dead. But what's slated to replace it? Are all consumers comfortable with the same authentication methods? Different generations aside, one thing's certain: there's got to be a better way.
What are some easy ways to enhance your iPhone security? Readers will learn how to protect their iPhones and the sensitive information that can be stored on these devices.
After years of discussion, expectation and experimental products, it looks like the smart home is finally having its moment - particularly with popular adoption of devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo. Of course, these convenient and exciting devices are still new, and that means there are still bugs to work out. Where does this leave us?
It's time to stop pretending this is not going to happen to you. At work, or in your everyday life, we need to learn how to live with cybersecurity. If we want to play in an IoT and Internet-connected world, we need to learn how to play by the rules. Nobody has taught you thus far. It's time to get started. Now.
Do you by chance use the same password for your email that you use for other websites, particularly banking or shopping accounts? That is one of the simplest mistakes we can make in having our identity stolen, and chances are a fair number of you reading this would answer yes.
Cybersecurity only works if you actually implement it – otherwise, it’s like having a state-of-the art alarm system on your house but then leaving the bedroom window open for fresh air. Unfortunately, the weakest link in the security chain comes down to the end users.