Ransomware is not a new idea, but it’s a growing threat to all organizations. It’s a type of malware that prevents you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom. This is a big deal for businesses because sometimes the data that is locked up contains personal customer information or the data is critical to everyday operations. That’s...

Cybersecurity is a major concern for private companies, individuals, and the federal government. Hearing about large hacks and security breaches on the news is almost commonplace today, but that doesn't make it any less frightening when it happens. Humanity is quickly reaching a point where a hack in the right place could compromise the safety of nations. To keep...

We’re only a few years away from being able to buy self-driving cars. Several major car manufacturers are already testing vehicles. This is exciting tech news, but you can’t help but worry about the security — it’s scary to think that hackers could infect cars and cause all sorts of havoc. Self-driving cars require people to put their safety...

As companies offer flexibility to employees in the workplace, more businesses are opting for BYOD policies where employees can use whatever technology they have to do their work. For the employee, this is an easy way to work on more expensive and modern technology that the company might not pay for while the employer saves money and resources. However,...

Dave Eggers' 2013 novel The Circle caused lots of well-earned hype for the technological future it painted. With a distinctly Orwellian tone, the novel (also a major motion picture as of 2017) predicts a future without privacy, filled with a world of digital connections. Is this future possible, with everyone wearing cameras around their necks and privacy on its way...

Computer hackers have already played influential roles in the 2016 election cycle. Leaking Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails and private Clinton speeches have given many people pause about the Democratic nominee. Trump's leaked tax returns and recordings have brought just as much scrutiny against the Republican. These hacks have done more than expose serious problems with the nominees of both...

Cybersecurity has become such a burning issue for every company out there that no one is ignoring it anymore. Even smaller companies who thought they were safe just a year ago have realized that a new breed of hackers is targeting small-to-medium enterprises just as happily as huge corporations. Whereas 2016 has definitely been the year of ransomware, 2017...
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