Big Data is part of our lives and we create a lot of it. If fact, users globally generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. Traditional hard drives (HDD) use spinning platters with mechanical moving parts and nonvolatile storage that retain your data even after the power is shut off. Solid-state drives (SSD) utilize integrated circuits, which can store large amounts of data that can be accessed very quickly. In this case, interconnected flash memory chips also retain the data after the power is shut off. Regardless of your storage medium of choice, you need to realize that your hard drive will always contains documents, emails, banking statements, and loads of personal information directly tied to you.
By now, nearly every credit card holder in the U.S. has received the new Chip and PIN credit card to replace their old mag stripe card. We’ve used magnetic stripe for decades at retail locations, gas stations, and our favorite restaurants so this is a welcome security change, right? Not so fast.
The healthcare industry is a fabulous target for hackers looking to gain access and compromise databases full of diverse patient data.
The world is full of both honest and dishonest individuals. Many dishonest people never become criminals for the fear of getting caught.
Civilian UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones are used by hobbyists everyday for recreation and some useful purposes, too.
We all have confidential information we keep secure, but all too often, we underestimate hackers. Hackers patiently steal information over time.
Cyber hackers have taken their vitamins and are aiming at the healthcare sector in 2015. Anthem recently reported a breach where hackers accessed close to 80 million records (roughly 25% of Americans).
Malware is ‘malicious software’ used to disrupt normal computer operations, gather information, and even gain access to private computer systems.
Cyber breaches continually dominate the headlines with no end in sight. Target retail stores started the wave during peak holiday shopping in the end of the 2013.