Authentication security key manufacturer Yubico has launched the latest version of its iOS mobile application which now extends support for near field communication to deliver tap-and-go flexibility and authentication over a Lighting connection. The company said the new app – v. 1.1 – now works with all major desktop and mobile platforms, including full support […]
The Project Nightingale whistleblower reveals why he or she lifted the lid on Google, and why people should care about the information being transferred.
We at TechDecisions have spoken with many MSPs recently, and as a result, we’re feeling a bit… paranoid. I’m personally about to download a password manager since that was identified as one of the most common identity management techniques MSPs advise their clients use. Now more than ever, I’m afraid any personal data compromised might have a […]
We’ve covered 2020 election security and how much of the United States doesn’t seem serious about it. Apparently, the journalists at popular current events show 60 Minutes see the same sad trend in America right now. Last Sunday’s episode covered Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. elections with a focus on Congressional races. That segment included a […]
The California Consumer Privacy Act will help California consumers have better access to their data, and deny which companies look at and use it.
‘Alarming’ Prevalence of IoT and Industrial Control System Vulnerabilities in Real-World Network Study
IoT and industrial control system vulnerabilities are “alarming” in their rampant state, says a report by CyberX called “2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report.” The data illustrates that IoT/ICS networks and unmanaged devices are soft targets for adversaries, increasing the risk of costly downtime, catastrophic safety and environmental incidents, and theft of sensitive intellectual property, the […]
Microsoft is taking the federal government to court over a data request that affects one of its customer companies.
FireEye, Inc. introduces new cloud security capabilities at its annual Cyber Defense Summit, including a strategic partnership with iboss, and availability on Amazon Web Services Marketplace. The FireEye Cloud Security Solution includes capabilities accessible through new cloud versions of FireEye Network Security, new Detection On Demand, a new secure web gateway offering with iboss, as […]
The city of New Bedford, Mass. — not too far away from us here at TechDecisions — recently avoided paying the $5.3 million hackers demanded of it after successfully launching a ransomware attack. The town’s response? Bargain-and-stall. And it worked. Not the usual method An NPR article reports that after IT personnel discovered the attack the day […]
Does your organization trust Google services for email, cloud, etc.? Many U.S. state attorneys general apparently believe its massive rate of data collection makes is more difficult for smaller tech companies to compete, as they’ve launched a probe for potential antitrust violations, according to a recent Reuters report. The Google antitrust probe focuses on “the […]