Digital Privacy

March 27, 2016
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The Privacy XChange Forum just got better.

Register now for a complimentary ticket to the fourth annual privacy event of the year.

PxF4Oct. 16-18, 2016Boulders Resort & Spa

PxF4 promises exciting new speakers, including former C.I.A. employee and whistle-blower Edward Snowden, and...

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March 9, 2016
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The next president of the United States will face profound privacy and security challenges.

Wonder how the White House hopefuls fare? CyberScout experts graded the two Democratic candidates and four leading Republican candidates on privacy and security using reference material assembled by Passcode.

Check out this infographic to see who passed and who failed.

For a closer...

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February 25, 2016
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Steve Jobs understood what people want. His insistence on making hard things easier — for instance, using a personal computer — was an essential part of the Apple success story. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been doing the same thing — but now the “hard thing” is privacy and encryption.

Apple has consistently...

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February 9, 2016
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Change your passwords. Use strong passwords. Include characters.

CyberScout thought leaders have said it again and again. Now, the leader of the free world is spreading the word about the importance of following basic steps to protect data.

The White House released a cyber security plan on Tuesday. And...

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January 28, 2016
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Thinking about that special someone for Valentine's Day? Well think twice before sending or opening an e-card. It could be from a scammer out to steal your personal information—not your heart.

Learn the telltale signs of phony e-cards and how to protect yourself in this infographic:

 

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January 21, 2016
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By Jeanine Skowronski

Despite all of the data breaches and scams that have proliferated over the last few years, we sure love our bad passwords.

For the fifth year in a row, “123456” and “password” topped password manager provider SplashData’s annual “worst passwords” list. Its latest version was...

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December 31, 2015
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When it comes to personal data security, there’s no such thing as waiting ’til next year. That’s why the time is now to make resolutions about safeguarding your identity for 2016.

Here are five simple steps you can take even while viewing this article on your device:

1.    Set strong, unique passwords. One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from...

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December 30, 2015
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By Geoff Webb

Consumers should expect a Gold Rush with respect to the Internet of Things in 2016. Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others are seeking to become the dominant hub of IoT devices and services—the single point of connection for consumers to tie into IoT in their homes.

The company that emerges as the predominant choice of consumers will bear a great deal of the responsibility for...

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December 1, 2015
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If you have an account on Facebook, you may have noticed posts featuring a nicely designed cloud comprised of the words that your Facebook friends use most often. It’s powered by an app from a company called Vonvon, and it’s been getting a lot of attention this week from consumer privacy experts.

The reason this app has privacy hawks screeching is simple. It grabs an enormous amount of personally identifiable information and private details about Facebook users for way too little in...

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November 19, 2015
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With 2015 about to go down as the year of the massive data breach, 2016 could emerge as the year cyber criminals turn their attention to exploiting myriad alternative paths to steal sensitive data.

Meanwhile, companies and individuals must guard against becoming complacent. That’s the consensus of a group of security and privacy thought leaders interviewed by ThirdCertainty.

The year is not...

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