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A primer on the promise and pitfalls of the Internet of Things

Granular behavior profiling paves the way for new digital lifestyles – and creates big privacy and security questions

12 September 2019 min read

Hackers set the pace in security

perex__ Criminals get a head start, but we can chase them down with laws, industry tools, and consumer protection

Criminals get a head start, but we can chase them down with laws, industry tools, and consumer protection

11 September 2019 min read

La Liga: Turning users into involuntary spies

perex__ There is little that security software can do when the users themselves give apps broad permissions

There is little that security software can do when the users themselves give apps broad permissions

22 August 2019 min read

Does the U.S. need its own privacy law?

perex__ A look at how the GDPR model would fit with state laws and the needs of American businesses and consumers

A look at how the GDPR model would fit with state laws and the needs of American businesses and consumers

12 August 2019 min read

How ransomware rose to become an enduring scourge

perex__ {value=Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets }

Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets

6 August 2019 min read

AI is on our side

perex__ {value=Despite some widespread fears, artificial intelligence can help cybersecurity by blocking fake news and other threats}

Despite some widespread fears, artificial intelligence can help cybersecurity by blocking fake news and other threats

30 July 2019 min read

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A primer on cyber espionage across the planet

perex__ State-backed cyber spying is pervasive – and its impact on geo-political affairs is deepening

State-backed cyber spying is pervasive – and its impact on geo-political affairs is deepening

25 July 2019 min read

Can AI be evil?

perex__ A conversation with Noel Sharkey of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics

A conversation with Noel Sharkey of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics

13 July 2019 min read

Can legislation make smart devices secure?

perex__ The temptation is to say yes, but the reality may be different

The temptation is to say yes, but the reality may be different

10 July 2019 min read

The Eight Essentials of Secure Computing

perex__ Beginning with a secure browser and ending with a healthy paranoia, here are the essentials of staying safe online

Beginning with a secure browser and ending with a healthy paranoia, here are the essentials of staying safe online

24 June 2019 min read

Do you know the last time you were socially engineered?

perex__ The intensity of phishing campaigns endures, as threat actors manipulate human foibles to gain unauthorized access to homes and companies

The intensity of phishing campaigns endures, as threat actors manipulate human foibles to gain unauthorized access to homes and companies

19 June 2019 min read

What does gaming cost you?

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The gaming industry uses psychological tactics to trigger addiction and more spending, but gamers can stay safe and sane with these tips.

30 May 2019 min read