Category Archives: Internet of Things

Cyber Security: The World’s Best And Worst Presented With A Well-Designed Infographic

Countries with the best (blue) and worst (red) malware infection rates. It’s no secret that online security is a global problem. Businesses and government agencies are hacked, corporations, hospitals and individuals are held up with ransomware, credit card numbers and passwords are routinely stolen. Cybercrime is ubiquitous and unrelenting. How bad is it? Which countries […]
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What You Need To Know Now About Cybersecurity And Social Media

Ten years ago, Facebook claimed 20 million users. Now, that number has blown up to nearly 2 billion. For comparison’s sake, the United States population currently sits around 300 million people. While some of the personal pitfalls associated with social media use are widely known, there are also many potential risks for businesses that are […]
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Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from Frost & Sullivan found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But […]
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Military Security in the Age of the Internet of Things

Despite looming threats, trusted communications offer a glimmer of assurance. Securing the cyber domain commands as much attention as it does effort and dollars—and yet, in spite of years of work to fortify enterprises, it is the fast-paced ecosystem known as the Internet of Things that gravely threatens the security of the world’s greatest military. […]
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Consumer Electronics Association Issues Privacy Guidelines for Health Data Collection

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) issued a set of voluntary privacy guidelines for health technology companies that collect consumers’ wellness data through health and fitness devices. According to CEA, the guidelines, called Guiding Principles on the Privacy and Security of Personal Wellness Data, represent consensus among the trade association 2,000 members on how companies should […]
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Computer Security and Privacy: Benefits and Risks of the Internet of Things

Technology publications call 2015 “the year of the car hack.” This summer at DEF CON — one of the world’s largest computer-hacker conferences — attendees tested the vulnerability of car computer systems at the first “Car Hacking Village;” and members of Congress recently introduced the SPY Car Act, aimed at strengthening security in modern cars. In […]
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Netizen Cyber Threat Intelligence – July 8th, 2015

Welcome to the Netizen IT Threat Intelligence Newsletter.  A complimentary service of Netizen Corporation, intended to help protect your business from the ever growing and ever changing threat of cyber attacks.  ZERO DAY VULNERABILITY ALERT  Microsoft Office – OLE Packager Allows Code Execution In All Office Versions, With Macros Disabled And High Security Templates Applied […]
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Manufacturing Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word For Today’s STEM Talent

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Vicki Holt is president and CEO of Proto Labs. When most people hear the word “manufacturing,” a few images tend to come to mind: low skill, wrench-turning, physically draining work; dirty, grease-stained workplaces; a male-dominated workforce. For whatever reason, these stereotypes persist, and they are antiquated and misleading. Thanks to…