What will happen with WHOIS when GDPR is implemented?

The countdown has now begun for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Although the implications of the new regulation have been widely discussed, one of the lesser known side effects of its coming into force could jeopardize user security instead of enhancing it. This situation is due to the conflict between the obligations of the GDPR and …

Massive data breaches just one month before the arrival of the GDPR

The security and privacy of personal data is once again a cause of concern and debate for business organizations. With the new General Data Protection Regulation just weeks away, the latest cyber-security studies reveal that data theft incidents continue on the rise, with an average of 122 data records being compromised per second. What’s more, if you take a look at …

How to Stay Safe During This Tax Season?

The deadline for individual tax returns is approaching – unless you get an extension from the IRS, this year’s returns will be due by April 17th. The deadline is sooner than later, and this is the time when scammers become very active. Criminals know that if you’ve waited that long to file your tax return you are probably under time-pressure …

Memcached, the latest DDoS attack

Lately, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown in popularity and effectiveness, undermining internet security. March kicked off with the most powerful DDoS attack in history: 1.35 terabytes of traffic hit GitHub, the collaborative developer platform. However, just a few days later, a new threat thwarted by Arbor Networks smashed that record, with a 1.7Tbps attack. Unlike the DDoS …

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The College Student’s Complete Guide to Cybersecurity

Learning good cybersecurity habits is as important to your college experience as the groups you join or the classes your take. Computer viruses can delete your term paper, hackers can hijack your Facebook account, cyberthieves can steal your identity, and vengeful exes can ruin your reputation. These are real consequences of cybercrime—they can happen to anyone from 8 to 80. …

What is the future of drones?

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has continuously been evolving since the beginning of the last century with exceptional growth over the previous ten years. In the past UAV were only available for military purposes but over the last decade, the drone equipment has become easily accessible to regular folks and businesses of all sizes. Hobbyists of all sorts have …

Soledad Antelada: “In the US, cybersecurity is a national priority”

Despite new intrusion methods and the spread of attacks, for Soledad Antelada, what’s really changed in cybersecurity is people’s awareness and how the media treats the topic. Systems Engineer at the cybersecurity department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and an expert in the sector, she believes that cybersecurity has evolved from a small underground movement to entering the collective …

India’s national ID database breached. Again.

Reports published by online tech journal ZDNet suggest that India’s high profile national ID database has been breached. This is the second time this year that people have been able to gain unauthorised access to extremely sensitive personal data belonging to Indian citizens. Aadhaar – intended to protect citizens Known as Aadhaar, the system stores data belonging to registered users …

How can I protect my company’s VPN?

Telecommuting is the future of work. Or at least that’s how some today see it, such as Forbes Magazine. However, remote work means less-monitored work spaces which presents some cybersecurity issues. That’s why many companies opt for using a VPN which creates a more secure work environment, no matter where employees work from; but this can be a double-edged sword. What is …

12 tips on how to stop cybercriminals from ruining your next vacation

Even though the winter is not officially over yet, the weather is getting better by the day, and the spring is starting to take over. When you ignore the facts that spring is when tornadoes start being active and floods are usually on the rise, it is the season of spring break and love, and students are not the only …