Tag Archives: security

Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Agenda Just Got Even Busier

As the United States prepares for the midterm elections in November, Microsoft has some reassuring news for us. They are going to offer free cybersecurity applications and tools to political candidates, campaign organizations, and technology vendors, as long as they already use Office 365. Having already dealt with “espionage-related phishing attacks” this past year, Microsoft […]

The Security System Alarm That Cried “Wolf.” How to Manage in a Dangerous World Full of False Alarms.

“Errrt! Errrt! Errrt! This is a test. For the next sixty seconds, this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. It is only a test.” “Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt!” “This has been a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. If this had been an actual emergency, you’d have no idea what’s going on. Because you turn this off the […]

Why You Can’t Rest Easy In Your Digital Security World

The Heartbleed digital security flaw. The end of support for Windows XP. The Internet Explorer Zero-Day exploit. The Anthem Blue Cross data breach. There’s a brief media fanfare about cybersecurity each time something happens, but most of us don’t think we’re affected. Some of us are inconvenienced. A few horror stories make their way into […]