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Hiring a hacker probably shouldn’t be part of your business plan

Hiring a hacker probably shouldn’t be part of your business plan

By Richard Arneson In just nine (9) short years, ridesharing company Uber has risen from a small, San Francisco-based startup to a highly disruptive, $6.5 billion juggernaut that, along with its competitor Lyft, has given over 2 million people with a car and spare time on their hands the opportunity to earn a little extra…

Brazil now, U.S. later?

Brazil now, U.S. later?

By Richard Arneson Hopefully the answer is a resounding “NO”, but the Brazilian banking industry has recently been hit hard by “GhostDNS”, so named by China-based security research firm NetLab, which discovered the sinister malware in September. The phishing infection has hijacked over 100,000 routers in South America’s largest country and hoarded customer login information…

Rx for IT departments: a Security Check-up

Rx for IT departments: a Security Check-up

Choose to ignore it and you’ll pay later (just ask the city of Atlanta) In March of this year, the City of Atlanta found out the hard way what failing to do a security check-up can mean. They were hit with the SamSam ransomware, which created an encrypted wall that prevented employees from accessing needed…

Protection for your own backyard

Protection for your own backyard

By Richard Arneson An 18-month-old study by the Ponemon Institute, an independent research and education organization that works to advance privacy management practices for businesses and government agencies, discovered that, even though malicious insiders compose the largest, most costly source of security breaches, over seventy-five percent (75%) of businesses largely remain unprotected from them. That’s…