Government misses major cybersecurity plan deadline

Last week was President Trump’s 90th day in office, which coincided with his self-made deadline for when he planned to have a strong and aggressive plan on improving the nation’s cybersecurity efforts.

AI system Mayhem on display at Smithsonian

Artificial intelligence. It’s so last year that it’s now being displayed in museums.

Cybersecurity breaches cost companies billions

The financial impact of data breaches is extending far beyond any ransom payout, with lingering damages to perception being the biggest hit companies are facing. This is impacting shareholders and future revenue.

Shadowbrokers dump wealth of darknet exploits to use against Windows

With a name that probably should stay in space opera role playing games, a group known only as The Shadow Brokers released a hefty amount of Windows exploits online. Its main aim seems to have been at targeting a cyber-espionage group tied to the National Security Agency (NSA).

As if meeting the filing deadline wasn’t frustrating enough – 2 major tax season cybersecurity vulnerabilities

As the deadline for filing taxes draws nearer – April 18 this year – almost 100,000 taxpayers were affected in a student financial aid scheme, according to the IRS. IRS’ Data Retrieval Tool, which helps users fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), was shut down after the tax agency realized the […]

Tech fields still have a way to go when it comes to diversity

Some bad news coming out of the tech world: Diversity efforts and growth are slow-going. And it’s not for a lack of trying either, with multiple companies actively pushing initiatives aimed at boosting their diversity.

IoT begs the question: Are we really stronger together or divided?

Let’s face it. The idea of the connected “smart” building is appealing. Being able to control the temperature with an app, or to aggregate data from vending machines so inventory orders can be automated, has a certain amount of allure.

The strategic response strategy your company needs

With all of the threats to cybersecurity in the world, there’s often an onus on establishing a strong prevention plan. But what about when those protections fail?

Cybersecurity survey reveals just how much users don’t know

Do you ever feel like some days people just don’t understand what you’re saying or what you do in IT? As it turns out, they probably don’t.

Hackers threaten to wipe 200 million iCloud accounts: Also, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you

Hackers from a new organization, the Turkish Crime Family, claim to have access to 200 million iCloud accounts and are going to wipe them unless Apple pays a ransom. Also, I have come into a very nice bridge and would be willing to cut you a great deal on it.