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  1. Safety in a Good Password

    Max Nisen with Business Insider has pointed out that frankly, our society has become “Internet obsessed.” The Internet has become a necessary resource in the workplace and in education. People who use the Internet just for leisure can log up to 100 minutes a day, and that rapidly growing number excludes the minutes spent on…


  2. Key Takeaways from FDA Guidance on Medical Device Cybersecurity

    The FDA recently issued a draft guidance—a follow-up of the 2013 cybersecurity safety communication stressing premarket cyberattack preparation—that outlines the important steps medical device manufacturers should take to continually address cybersecurity risks in order to keep patients safe and better protect the public health. The risk inherent in networked medical devices is an increasingly talked-about…


  3. 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…


  4. How Short-Lived Certificates Improve Certificate Trust

    Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) are important technologies that—with ongoing work to improve their operations—can continue to provide a foundation for online trust. However, recent efforts within the CA/Browser Forum and Mozilla’s decision to support “short-lived” certificates in future versions of Firefox have shined the spotlight on an innovation that…


  5. 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…