On a Scale of 1-10, How Secure Are You?

A colleague of mine – a lawyer whose IQ is stratospheric – confesses to feeling terrified 99% of the time. Now, this is a guy who’s very well read, very savvy, a guy I’ve known for a long time and appears as serene as a summer lake. He snowboards and cycles without a helmet and […]

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Hacker’s Delight: The Predictable Password

Beyond the Password: Education, Technology Can Send Hackers Packing Think profiling. It’s how we catch criminals, right? But what happens when criminals start profiling you? A few days ago, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus notified some online customers of a security breach that compromised an estimated 5,200 accounts. Hackers were able to obtain customers’ contact information, […]

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How to Stay Relevant When Products Are Smarter Than You

Too old for smart products? Every morning, I wake up and realize how so many things are changing so fast. . . while I just keep getting older and balder. The world is becoming awfully smart. My phone is smart. My watch is smart, and so is my car. The city around me is getting smarter. Robots […]

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Don’t Pass on the Password

We live and work in a cyber world where our physical and logical identities are disjointed and exposed. We don’t know how our logical identity and data are being accessed or by whom. We’re fairly easy targets for those who search for the vulnerable and naïve. According to the Offices of the United States Attorneys, “Cybercrime […]

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Adapting Enterprise Security to Embrace IoT

You might argue that a humble Coke machine gave birth to the concept of the Internet of Things in 1982. That machine, modified at Carnegie Mellon University to remotely report inventory levels and beverage temperatures, was probably viewed then as a helpful but not particularly revolutionary invention. But it spawned one of today’s hottest new trends in […]

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Retailer’s Checklist for Digital Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping is intense This year’s holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Most retailers are already announcing their rock bottom deals for Black Friday, when millions of shoppers will descend on stores and websites. . . which means retailers will also have to plan for spikes online and off. And it’s not just […]

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How Cyber Threat Intelligence Matters to You

Rob McMillan at Gartner defines threat intelligence as: Evidence-based knowledge, including context, mechanisms, indicators, implications and actionable advice, about an existing or emerging menace or hazard to assets that can be used to inform decisions regarding the subject’s response to that menace or hazard. Sounds great, but how do you make it relevant to your organization? […]

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