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Still growing after 30 years

This year has proven to be one of continued personal and professional growth for many industry friends, colleagues and me. Yet, even with the positives faced this year, there have been some of those opposing negatives. No wonder, then, there are those among us who might be just about done with 2019.    After all, cyberattackers kicked of…

Security: IT’s the Human Element

I was going through some old boxes recently and found a copy of the March 1996 issue of Digital News & Review, a magazine where I served as editor-in-chief. One of my then-columnists, Rick Cook, wrote a story under the headline: How secure is Windows NT? Cook’s position was that focusing on security built into…

Equifax. Now what do I do?

I could not win PowerBall nor Mega Millions, but I did just find out I’m one of the 143 million who might have had their information compromised in the Equifax data breach. Woo-Hoo. D’Oh!. I found this out through a page Equifax has created a page where worried individuals can input their last name and…

Paypal wins Area 1’s March Hackness 2017 tournament

The 2017 NCAA basketball tourney has already had its share of upsets helping winnow the field down to the Elite 8 this weekend, but in another, albeit not quite so well-known competition, an unexpected winner emerged as PayPal unseated Apple as reigning champion in Area 1’s Second Annual March Hackness 2017 tournament. Since March Hackness…

Teri Robinson

No one wants to be FBI Director James Comey right now…

James Comey probably wishes he’d called in sick Monday. After weeks of speculation and dribs and drabs of teasers, in a jolting upbraid of a sitting president, and with clearance from the Justice Department, the FBI director broke with bureau protocol to reveal an investigation not only into Russia’s interference in the presidential election but…

10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones

The researchers at ESET put together a 10-point list that does not paint the smartphone industry, nor their users, in a very favorable light when it comes to cybersecurity. While one possibly should not blame cybercriminals for taking advantage of lax security measures, after all that’s what cybercriminals do for a living, the list indicates…

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