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Cybersecurity Risks From Smartphones

Posted by Keith Shaffer Feb 28, 2020 3:41:00 PM

With smartphone penetration at an all-time high, the biggest cybersecurity risks for most people stems from their smartphones. Smartphones pose unique risks because they have the same computing capacity to PCs, but they have added functionalities like portability and enormous data on the user. With a normal computer, the data that can be stolen can be limited to browsing history, saved documents and any other primary functions performed on a computer. A smartphone can provide very personal data like call logs, messages, health data and photos. Also, many smartphone users take security for granted because any malware, viruses or other harmful software are not apparent.

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Topics: Cyber Security, smartphone

Cybersecurity And Mobile Devices In Business

Posted by Keith Shaffer Feb 25, 2020 3:23:00 PM

86 percent of employees access company emails via their mobile devices.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), WiFi

The Importance of Data Privacy

Posted by Keith Shaffer Feb 21, 2020 3:20:06 PM

Data privacy is one of the most overlooked aspects for both individuals and businesses today. With most of the internet’s  infrastructure (search, email, etc.) provided by tech giants, most people assume they don’t have to worry about their privacy and their data isn’t being utilized for other services.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Data Protection, Data Privacy

Safe Cybersecurity Practices When Doing Money Transfers

Posted by Keith Shaffer Jan 6, 2020 11:38:33 AM


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Topics: Cyber Security, Money Transfer

IoT and Cybersecurity: Trends, Security and Outlook

Posted by Keith Shaffer Jan 1, 2020 11:51:25 AM

Over 200 billion devices are estimated to be connected to the internet by 2020 worldwide. This includes an array of new devices hitting global markets in addition to the existing pool of devices. This number may seem staggering because it would mean that each human would need almost 25 devices for the math to add up. If you account for the phones, watches, computers, cars, TVs, etc. this number is relatively small and continues to increase over time. This is because almost all devices and physical products will have some sort of internet connection to perform tasks better. For example, a smart refrigerator can tell the temperature of the food in the fridge while informing about weather conditions and saving grocery lists.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Internet of Things (IoT)