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Content posted in February 2019
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Exposed Consumer Data Skyrocketed 126% in 2018
News  |  2/4/2019  | 
The number of data breaches dropped overall, but the amount of sensitive records exposed jumped to 446.5 million last year, according to the ITRC.
6 Security Tips Before You Put a Digital Assistant to Work
Slideshows  |  2/4/2019  | 
If you absolutely have to have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in your home, heed the following advice.
Researchers Devise New Method of Intrusion Deception for SDN
News  |  2/4/2019  | 
Team from University of Missouri take wraps off Dolus, a system defense using pretense which they say will help defend software-defined networking (SDN) cloud infrastructure.
Facebook Struggles in Privacy Class-Action Lawsuit
Quick Hits  |  2/4/2019  | 
Facebook's privacy disclosures "are quite vague" and should have been made more prominent, a federal judge argued.
IoT Security's Coming of Age Is Overdue
Commentary  |  2/4/2019  | 
The unique threat landscape requires a novel security approach based on the latest advances in network and AI security.
Beware of 'TheMoon' Evolving Botnets
Larry Loeb  |  2/4/2019  | 
CenturyLink's labs have been tracking a shape-shifting IoT botnet that is a security professional's worst nightmare.
Nest Hack Leaves Homeowner Sleepless in Chicago
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2019  | 
A Chicago-area family's smart home controls were compromised in a hack that has left them feeling vulnerable in their own home.
How Hackers Could Hit Super Bowl LIII
News  |  2/1/2019  | 
Security threats and concerns abound for the year's biggest football game. What officials and fans can do about it.
KISS, Cyber & the Humble but Nourishing Chickpea
Commentary  |  2/1/2019  | 
The combination of simple, straightforward, and methodical ingredients are the keys to developing a balanced and well-rounded security program.
UAE's Cyberwar on Civilians Employed Former US Intelligence Operatives
Joe Stanganelli  |  2/1/2019  | 
A recent expos about a surveillance program in the United Arab Emirates raises uncomfortable questions about cyberwarfare and US intelligence officers.
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