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  1. Smart Home Security in 2016: You Could Be Vulnerable

    Recent reports of vulnerable smart devices are revealing the irony of smart home security—namely, that it can create a false sense of assurance while actually posing new vulnerabilities. In a recent article, CSO Online reported on Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security flaw that falsely shows home doors and windows are secured when they are, in fact,…


  2. Most Hackable Devices and Suggested Tips

    As Silicon Beat has written in their recent article, 2016 could be the year for the Internet of Things. In many ways, we wouldn’t expect anything less as we inch closer and closer to a fully connected world. Yet, the devices that are commonplace or are on their way to becoming commonplace, come with their…


  3. Ordering a .Onion Certificate from DigiCert

    We recently fielded a high volume of questions about how to obtain a SSL Certificate for a .onion address. This blog post should provide basic answers to queries regarding .onion certificates. Background As of September, .onion is recognized as a special-use domain by the IESG, which means they can be secured with SSL Certificates. (Previously…


  4. ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Cyber Scams

    The holidays are the biggest time of year for last minute shopping sprees—suddenly those discount emails, usually regarded as spam, are looking particularly tempting. Such emails are commonplace in an attempt to generate online sales, and while many are legitimate, cybercriminals also use this avenue, among others, to scam unsuspecting individuals. Adobe reported that this…


  5. Cyber Insurance: The Next Big Thing?

    While there is obviously no cause to celebrate the devastation of the past years’ big cyber hacks, the consequences of these hacks have undeniably led to more urgent infosec development and practices. As Robert Parisi of the network insurance broker Marsh USA puts it, “The number of (data) breaches in 2013 certainly was the last…