Hacking any & everything that moves – don’t drink the water

It bears repeating that one of the most major concerns about cyber crime is how it poses a critical risk to our national infrastructure, if such systems are left unprotected.  Systems that, without the proper security, could be co-opted by hackers to, say, alter the chemicals in the flow of a water treatment plant.  This… Read More

Your Voice, Your Vote for Data Security

Data breaches of private corporations have become exceedingly common these days.  Almost mundane.  However, for all the personal information exposed through these breaches, as well as how flawed security can be for the breached entity, it is now coming to light that a significantly greater risk to people’s data might just be posed by political… Read More

Free Wi-Fi Not Without Cost

The first thing I think of when I hear about plans to introduce a new, public Wi-Fi service that will provide free internet for users in New York City, is Citi Bike.  Every day, thousands of bikers speed through the streets of New York using the public bicycle sharing system that began service in 2013;… Read More

Major Factors in Retail Breaches and Cyber Insecurity

Commonalities underlie many fields of interest.  Whether it be in similar story and character beats in books or films, gameplay mechanics in different video games, or a play drawn up for a basketball team; despite seemingly infinite variations and iterations, if you dig down deep enough, it becomes apparent that there are only so many… Read More

Small Businesses At Even Greater Risk

Larger enterprises dominate the headlines when a data breach strikes.  Target, Experian, Anthem, you name it.  They have no trouble drawing media attention, whether they like it or not.  Unsurprisingly, a business’ size is inversely proportional to the coverage its own breaches receive, which usually go under the radar as far as the average person… Read More

New Commission Will Try to Solve Encryption Debate

I don’t think I’ve ever written on the same subject three times in a row.  When the situation changes on an almost daily basis, however, it becomes hard to ignore.  There is no shortage of updates on the confrontation between Apple and the Justice Department, and this week is the intended time for two Congressmen… Read More

NetLib Releases Next Generation Data Security Platform at RSA Conference 2016

New Enterprise Manager Delivers Limitless Global Encryption Management for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments STAMFORD, CT, February 29, 2016 – RSA Conference – NetLib, a pioneer in data security, today announced the release of Enterprise Manager for their flagship product NetLib Encryptionizer for SQL Server. An innovative security solution, Enterprise Manager enables organizations of all… Read More

Presidential Candidates Stumble About in Apple Encryption Case

Although “Jeb!” has now reverted to “Jeb” as he withdraws from the presidential race, the narrowing field is still full of candidates who, even if they do have a somewhat decent grasp of the information when it comes to encryption, nevertheless try to straddle the fence instead of acknowledging the realities of the situation.  During his… Read More

Apple Opposes FBI in the Encryption Debate

Donald Trump likes to paint himself as the ultimate Washington outsider.  To be fair, he has a point.  All his blustering and posturing has even his own party hating him.  On certain issues, however, he seems to fit right in with the dominant administrative modus operandi; in this case, encrypted devices.  The big news yesterday… Read More

New Survey Finds the Crippling Cost of a Data Breach: Priceless

The results are in, and word is out, from the US, UK, France, Germany, and a number of other European countries.  1,000 non-IT business managers were surveyed across these nations by NTT Com Security on the subject of cybersecurity, data protection, and organizational preparedness and cost.  The most telling statistic reveals a trend that has… Read More