Hurricane Katrina, Our Critical Infrastructure, and You…

This past week was the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and those with a vested interest in cybersecurity have, for some time, been sounding warning bells about the vulnerabilities of our critical infrastructure.... [ read more ]

Shhhh…your washing machine might be listening!

Our society is evolving and becoming more and more dependent on all things electronic. More and more of our basic appliances are becoming ‘smart’, which is where the Internet of Things (IoT)... [ read more ]

Just because we can do something…

For generations we have been exposed to books and films that have, for the most part, painted the future as dark…a dystopian world as opposed to the much desired utopian societies so... [ read more ]

Pentagon under attack….again!

Hardly a week goes by without news of ‘bad actors’ attacking some business or government agency. One would think that by now these businesses and agencies would have invested in cybersecurity and... [ read more ]

Cybersecurity and the 2016 election

Cybersecurity has become a central focus in the present digital landscape.... [ read more ]

We should all be concerned!

Speaking on the topic of cyber terrorism, Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the U.S. is recently quoted as having said that “ISIS or any of our foreign enemies might develop that... [ read more ]

Car Hacked – Not Safe at Any Speed

The scenario is very frightening. You are making your daily commute to work at 55 mph when suddenly your car begins to accelerate uncontrollably. You step on the brake and nothing happens.... [ read more ]

Information Security in the Classroom

I have written several times about the experience of teaching information security in the classroom, both in the brick and mortar and online environments. My focus has always been on the student... [ read more ]

2015 Mid-Year Trends of Cybersecurity Threats to Small Businesses

In January I wrote about the forecasted cyber threat trends for small businesses. Now that we are half way through 2015, here is an assessment of how those trends have developed in... [ read more ]

Hello…this is your bank calling

Normally we don’t hear from the institutions where we do our banking. Occasionally they will mail out an ad that promotes a ‘loan sale’ and we might even receive an email about... [ read more ]

Drip Turns into a Flood

The cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has finally resulted in the resignation of Katherine Archuleta as Director of that agency. According to news reports she offered her resignation... [ read more ]

Wacky Wednesday!

Planes are grounded! The Stock Market is closed! The Sky is falling!! With all the recent cyber attacks and computer glitches that seem to occur without hindrance, the news that United Airlines... [ read more ]

FTC Data Security Tools for Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) primary focus is to protect American consumers. One of the many ways they do this is to provide education to businesses on topics such as data security.... [ read more ]

OK Google Not So OK by Dr. Jane LeClair

According to Peter Bright, “Not OK, Google: Chromium voice extension pulled after spying concerns” (June 24, (, Google as done the right thing and pulled the extension from the Chromium/Chrome browser, following... [ read more ]

Drip Drip Drip

Drip Drip Drip It has been over a week now since word was released of the massive cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management. At that time government officials claimed that... [ read more ]