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How the ‘insecurity of things’ creates the next wave of security opportunities — TechCrunch

More than 5 billion IoT devices were installed in 2015. Gartner estimates this will grow to 20 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often is actively resisted and circumvented Read More

via How the ‘insecurity of things’ creates the next wave of security opportunities — TechCrunch

Google and Facebook push the president’s cybersecurity commission for transparency — TechCrunch

Poisoned trust. Yearnings for transparency. The cyber Pearl Harbor. Executives from Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and other major tech companies met with the president’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley yesterday. The discussion was laced with moments of high drama as industry representatives asked the Commission to recommend reforms and technological advances… Read More

via Google and Facebook push the president’s cybersecurity commission for transparency — TechCrunch

Why a global threat sharing program is vital to protect global infrastructure — TechCrunch

We live in a time where the global sharing of threat intelligence is not only possible; it’s vital to the security of our global infrastructure, and the public and private sectors have been working tirelessly to create these programs. So far, the biggest challenges have revolved around technology, laws, and cost — but still, over the past…

via Why a global threat sharing program is vital to protect global infrastructure — TechCrunch

How data thieves hook victims — and how to beat them — TechCrunch

Say what you will about the thieves who ply their trade in the digital realm, you can’t deny they put in a hard day’s work. After all, according to Verizon’s just-released 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed an astounding 100,000 digital security incidents last year, these crooks continue to succeed at stealing corporate and…

via How data thieves hook victims — and how to beat them — TechCrunch

DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data — TechCrunch

Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files — including opposition research on Donald Trump — for over a year, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The revelation comes a month after the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., said that the agency had seen evidence of…

via DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data — TechCrunch

Cyber insurance is changing the way we look at risk — TechCrunch

If, or more accurately, when your company is hit by a cyber attack, do you have what you need to recover? Do you know what kind of losses you can afford to absorb in your bottom line? How do you manage your risks? Have you thought about whether you need cyber insurance? Read More

via Cyber insurance is changing the way we look at risk — TechCrunch

The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime — TechCrunch

Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities, recent developments and trends in online gaming platforms have created new possibilities for cybercriminals to swindle huge amounts of money from an industry that is worth nearly $100…

via The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime — TechCrunch

Audio fingerprinting being used to track web users, study finds — TechCrunch

A wide-scale study of online trackers carried out by researchers at Princeton University has identified a new technique being used to try to strip web users of their privacy, as well as quantifying the ongoing usage of some better known tracking techniques. Read More

via Audio fingerprinting being used to track web users, study finds — TechCrunch

Why you should bet big on privacy — TechCrunch

Ever felt like you were being watched online? You know, like when you read something about New York, and the next site you visit shows you ads for New York hotels? As it turns out, on my computer, there were more than 130 companies tracking my every move. These companies are basically engaging in mass…

via Why you should bet big on privacy — TechCrunch

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