Month: March 2016

What is CyberSecurity?

Intro CyberSecurity is a subset of the Information Security realm. Before the internet, applications, and data were stored in private data centers and access to it was very tightly controlled. Only people within an office premise could get access to the data from company-issued devices (desktops, laptops, dumb terminals). Access to office premises and data …

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Security News This Week: WhatsApp Is Caught in Its Own Crypto War in Brazil

As Apple’s standoff with the FBI over its iPhone encryption continues, security news this week focused on that growing hot zone in the crypto cold war. A congressional hearing on the subject brought Apple and the FBI into the same room to make their cases to legislators, who may have the last word in this …

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Forcing Apple to Hack That iPhone Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Are Apple and other tech companies somehow against America’s national security if they create uncrackable encryption software that government investigators or even the company’s own engineers can’t break into? That’s the question coming to a head in the controversy over whether or not Apple should be forced to engineer new software to allow the FBI …

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