Get Up to Speed on Wi-Fi 6

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Get Up to Speed on Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi is getting its first major update in almost 20 years. On April 1 of last year, the FCC announced that they would be opening up more of the broadband internet spectrum to unlicensed traffic. This is an exciting moment for Wi-Fi users everywhere, but before you start preparing to change over and fill your office with new Wi-Fi 6 … Read More

How Fear Motivates People to Click on Spam

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How Fear Motivates People to Click on Spam

Fear is one, if not the most, powerful motivators for action. It’s a profoundly primal instinct designed to protect us from harm by searing bad experiences into our memories so that we can avoid them in the future. Spam relies on the instinct of fear to get otherwise rational people to act irrationally. Many data engineers are actually trained on … Read More

Operational Technology vs. Information Technology: Differences, Similarities, & How the Intermix With Industrial Control Systems

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Operational Technology vs. Information Technology: Differences, Similarities, & How the Intermix With Industrial Control Systems

Though traditionally operational technology and information technology were kept separate, these two worlds are becoming increasingly intertwined, and both forms of technology are becoming more likely to connect to the internet. What is Operational Technology? Operational technology (OT) refers to the hardware and software used to change, monitor, or control physical devices, processes, and events within a company or organization. … Read More

The Major Cybersecurity Threats of 2018… So Far

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The Major Cybersecurity Threats of 2018 So Far

It seems like every year a plethora of cybersecurity threats are unleashed on the public. Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics in order to steal and compromise important information. Over the past 12 months, we have seen the frequency – and severity – of cyber attacks reach a level of normalcy that large data breaches, such as the recent Equifax … Read More

The Dark Side of IOT

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Written by Tianyi Lu, Senior Systems Engineer- VirtualArmour As we continue our path towards 40 to 50 billion Internet-connected devices in 2020, there is a looming threat of malicious use cases for all of those “always-on, always-connected” machines. That threat was widely realized by the general public two Friday’s ago when major sites like Netflix, eBay, Twitter, and PayPal all … Read More