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Compliance and Cyber Security Best Practices

Get your FREE Cyber-Security Assessment Now! Compliance and Cyber Security Best Practices Every day hackers attempt to steal vital business data from companies of all sizes and across all industries. In addition to stealing business data, cyber hackers also target personal information. As such, there are several industry-specific as well as country-specific

Worried about Privacy? Steer Clear of Facebook

Below are some points coming from the article in New York Times: I use an iPhone, because Apple has some reasonable tech in place to protect your privacy. (Android phones, running Google’s operating system, are voracious and arguably unscrupulous collectors of information about their owners; an Android phone with Chrome open sends your location back to Google about 300 times a day, according to one study.) Is deleting Facebook an effective way to protect privacy? Not in the slightest. It may interfere with Facebook’s ability to track you as a consumer. But almost every website

January 25th, 2019|News Around the World|

5G has 200 times more access points for hackers than existing networks, experts warn

Below are some points coming from the article in FINANCIAL POST: 5G networks have 200 times more attack vectors, or paths to gain access to a network, compared to their 4G predecessors, Nokia’s head of product management security Patrick Rhude, one of the panelists discussing cybersecutiy, said at the Canadian Wireless and Telecommunications Association event. 5G networks are also more reliant on software, edge computing and cloud-native architecture, creating a huge increase in the interconnections within a network. Jackson, E. (2019). https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/attack-surface-has-multiplied-5g-networks-more-vulnerable-to-hackers-conference-told. [online] Financial Post. Available at: https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/attack-surface-has-multiplied-5g-networks-more-vulnhttps://business.financialpost.com/telecom/attack-surface-has-multiplied-5g-networks-more-vulnerable-to-hackers-conference-tolderable-to-hackers-conference-told [Accessed 25 Jan. 2019].

January 25th, 2019|News Around the World|

IIHS study finds Risky phone use while driving is soaring, and it’s killing Americans

Below are some points coming from the article in USA TODAY: Although overall cellphone use on the road is down, drivers were “observed manipulating their phones” 57 percent more often in 2018 than they were in 2014, according to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That means people are putting themselves at significantly higher risk of dying in a car crash. Using the most recently available figures, IIHS estimated that about 800 people were killed in crashes in 2017 due to drivers who were using their phones for something other than a call. The number

January 25th, 2019|News Around the World|
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