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  1. Google Takes Another Step to Help Encourage HTTPS Everywhere

    A year ago, Google proposed that web browsers should flag all plain HTTP web pages as unsecure and made the move to boost search engine rankings for sites using HTTPS URLS. Now, Google is getting ready to place a dreaded red “x” through websites that do not offer an encrypted connection. Google plans to mark…


  2. Cybersecurity Concerns During an Election Year

    Experts have predicted that the “2016 Presidential Election year will launch a slew of new lures and malware intended to defraud and deceive contributors, candidates, and campaign methods.” In both 2008 and 2012 elections, hackers targeted presidential candidates via campaign computers and databases with the intention to steal data and policy information. The 2016 primaries…


  3. How to Avoid Whaling Attacks

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    According to a survey Mimecast published in December 2015, 55% of respondents stated that whaling attacks have increased in frequency in the past three months. This increase of whaling attacks could mean losses in the millions of dollars for victim companies because these attacks are highly lucrative for attackers. Whaling is a specific form of…


  4. 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,…


  5. Emerging Cyber Threats in 2016

    In 2015, several attacks compromised millions of personal records. The main breaches in 2015 according to Network World are as follows: Multiple breaches in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) led to the theft of 22 million records on current and former employees. The hacks on two major health insurers, Anthem and Premera, compromised data…