AI & Your Family: The Wows and Potential Risks

Am I the only one? When I hear or see the word Artificial Intelligence (AI), my mind instantly defaults to images from sci-fi movies I’ve seen like I, Robot, Matrix, and Ex Machina. There’s always been a futuristic element — and self-imposed distance — between AI and myself. But AI is anything but futuristic or […]

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Step Up on Emerging Technology, or Risk Falling Behind

Earlier last year, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) put out a call for public comment on criteria for identifying emerging technologies that could potentially be subject to future export control regulations. The tech industry responded in full force, providing recommendations for how the federal government can ensure U.S. competitiveness in […]

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VC Investments in Cybersecurity Hit Record Highs in 2018

But rate of funding appears unsustainable, according to Strategic Cyber Ventures. Investors continued to pour money into the US cybersecurity market last year, as well as into several other countries, notably the UK, China, and Israel. New data from Strategic Cyber Ventures shows that venture capital investments and average deal sizes involving cybersecurity firms […]

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The Collection #1 Data Breach: Insights and Tips on This Cyberthreat

As the cybersecurity landscape evolves to match new trends in technology, it’s important for consumers to prioritize the protection of their online presence. That means remaining aware of the internet’s more common cyberthreats, including malware, phishing, and data breaches, and how they could potentially affect you. And while most of us already know about the […]

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Huge cache of stolen credentials both stunning and old news

For infosec pros, news that a security researcher has discovered a massive cache of usernames and passwords – over 1.6 billion unique combinations — is both stunning and old news. Old news in that it’s no secret that criminals and nation-state hackers have been assembling lists of stolen credentials for years. This might be one series of […]

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Information Builders appoints Frank J. Vella as CEO

Information Builders has announced the appointment of Frank J. Vella as its new chief executive officer, who says he’s focused on the bigger data challenges of today’s world. Incoming CEO Frank J. Vella says he’s focused on the bigger data challenges of today’s world. Vella will be replacing the New York-based firm’s founder and CEO […]

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PCI Council Releases New Software Framework for DevOps Era

The PCI Software Security Framework will eventually replace PCI DA-DSS when it expires in 2022. This week the PCI Security Standards Council released a new software security standard that is designed to help it validate the security of payment ecosystems in the face of newer software architectures and modern development methods like DevOps and continuous […]

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