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  1. 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…


  2. 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,…


  3. Moving Beyond 1024-Bit Encryption

    With ever-rising Internet security standards, Google recently announced their plan to deprecate DHE-based cipher suites and Chrome will now prioritize ECDHE-based cipher suites. While the company raised the minimum TLS DHE group size to 1024-bit earlier this year, they admit that 1024-bit is insufficient for the long-term. As SSL technology has become a necessity for adequate…


  4. A Look at Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages

    On October 7 Google announced their new project Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), an open source initiative, that will aim to make the mobile web experience faster. As Search Engine Watch summarizes, AMP “simplify cumbersome HTML, CSS and JavaScript elements, resulting in a stripped down page that only includes the most vital content (text, images, videos,…


  5. Securing Enterprise Keys and Certificates Should Be a Priority

    In March 2015, Ponemon Institute published a report that analyzed business failures associated with a lack of trust in the security of a company’s keys and certificates. The report states that of 2,300 participants from enterprises around the world, 54% admit to having a lack of policy enforcement and remediation for keys and certificates. Likewise,…