Taylor Armerding

Bots: Biggest player on the cybercrime block

Will a cyber crisis add to chaos of Trump’s first 100 days?

Will a cyber crisis add to chaos of Trump’s first 100 days?

Such a prediction seems about as certain as predicting that Trump will take to Twitter sometime during the week

Passwords: A long goodbye

Passwords: A long goodbye

The campaign to repeal and replace passwords with more secure authentication is making progress. But even those involved say it will be a long time before they disappear

Regular password changes make things worse

Regular password changes make things worse

Changing passwords is supposed to make things more difficult for attackers. Unfortunately, research shows that human nature means it makes it easier

Big data and elections: The candidates know you better than you know them

Big data and elections: The candidates know you better than you know them

Most political campaigns emphasize providing information about a candidate to voters. But in the era of big data, they are also collecting information about voters – with little or no control, consent, or security

Killing the password: FIDO says long journey will be worth it

Killing the password: FIDO says long journey will be worth it

Eliminating passwords will take years, acknowledges the FIDO Alliance. But it says it is well on its way to a faster, easier and much more secure online authentication standard

FBI/Apple privacy fight left out a major player: the data carriers

FBI/Apple privacy fight left out a major player: the data carriers

In the conflict between government surveillance and individual privacy, it is not just the data on devices that is at stake. It is the data that travels to and from the devices

Denial Syndrome: Users don’t think they'll get hacked

Denial Syndrome: Users don’t think they'll get hacked

People who spend a good portion of their personal and professional lives online say they care about security and privacy. But most of them don’t act like it

How much at risk is the U.S. critical infrastructure?

How much at risk is the U.S. critical infrastructure?

The U.S. intelligence community is well aware that hostile hackers have gained access to portions of the nation’s critical infrastructure. But the debate about how big a threat it is rages on

Top 15 security predictions for 2016

Top 15 security predictions for 2016

Cyber security experts and analysts weigh in on what the new year will bring in the world of evolving threats and solutions

Machine learning: Cyber security dream-come-true or pipe dream?

Machine learning: Cyber security dream-come-true or pipe dream?

Machine learning has demonstrated enormous value in enhancing search engines or spotting patterns, but the debate continues about its value in cyber security

Ted Koppel discusses the inevitable cyberattack on U.S. infrastructure

Ted Koppel discusses the inevitable cyberattack on U.S. infrastructure

Author of 'Lights Out' speaks about the risks of a catastrophic cyber attack on U.S. infrastructure, and how government has no apparent plan to deal with the results

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