Why your startup needs a VPN

You did all the legwork to get your startup off the ground.You've got people taking care of your human resources, someone handling your sales and marketing, and other staff members on board.Have you forgotten your IT needs? Are you capable of connecting your team members together in a safe digital environment?Once thought to be only in the purview of big companies, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the best way for your startup to bring your team and your customers together under a secure umb...
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Blockchain is strengthening links in the supply chain

Although initially developed to underpin digital currencies, blockchain—or distributed ledger technology in general—lends itself to a wide variety of use cases and we're already beginning to see applications, or potential applications, across a range of sectors and activities. As a transparent and tamper-proof method of tracking and authenticating goods in the supply chain, distributed ledger technology can provide full traceability to improve logistics, increase food safety, eliminate counterfe...
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Common cyberattacks explained


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Will cryptocurrency change the freelance marketplace landscape?

As cryptocurrencies become more widely accepted as a method of payment, consumer confidence in them is growing. Because they act like cash payments, cryptocurrency transactions offer the convenience of receiving payments within seconds while protecting customers from the risk of identity theft. And, unlike a card payment, once a cryptocurrency payment has been transferred it can't be reversed so the risk of chargeback fraud is eliminated. These security measures make cryptocurrencies a...
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How machine learning can help the security industry

While many people claim to be using machine learning (ML) for security, few are doing it right or understand what it’s good for, according to UnifyID founder and CEO John Whaley.  In this article he explains how an effective security product that uses ML requires a deep understanding of the underlying system, and why many security problems are just not appropriate for ML. [Read the full article on venturebeat.com]
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FBI chief James Comey recommends taping over your webcam

During a recent conference, FBI director James Comey reiterated his advice to thwart hackers by covering your computer’s camera. He says it’s a smart move and likened it to locking cars and doors for safety and security. This simple action could have protected the privacy of those who have already fallen prey to hackers who accessed their victims’ computers and activated the camera to take photos or record videos.[Read the full article on engadget.com]
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This new USB stick that anyone can buy destroys almost anything it is plugged into

When the high-voltage USB Killer is inserted into the USB port of a laptop, or other device, it sends a surge of power that damages the host device. While ostensibly marketed as a device for professional testing of hardware vulnerabilities, it’s now available for anyone to buy.  While Apple laptops already have built-in protection, the makers claim that 95 percent of devices with USB ports are vulnerable. Here’s how the device works and how to protect your hardware from malicious attack.[Re...
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