IoT Cybersecurity Act successfully signed into law

January 6, 2021 | Karoline Gore
Karoline Gore

Karoline Gore

Karoline spent most of her working life in tech development before leaving to pursue her passion as a freelance writer. She enjoys the slower pace of this life but still loves to geek out on technology topics.

January 6, 2021 | Karoline Gore

IoT Cybersecurity Act successfully signed into law

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. The IoT Cybersecurity Act, which aims to reduce the supply chain risk to the federal government arising from vulnerable IoT devices, was recently passed into law, and its effects are expected to carry over into private enterprise. Critics felt the law was long overdue: as found in the Nokia Threat Intelligence…

December 7, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Could electric vehicles present a Cybersecurity risk to the grid?

Credit: Pexels With many countries now participating in the Paris Agreement to address climate change, coupled with the rising popularity of electric vehicles, it is expected that 125 million electric cars will be on the road worldwide by 2030. But these cars, although beneficial to the environment, come with cybersecurity risks. According to experts, security concerns should be addressed before a…

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November 12, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Online purchase scams spike since the start of COVID-19, reports BBB

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Scams occurring during online purchases have spiked since the start of the pandemic, as reported in new research conducted by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Around 80.5% of consumers who reported this type of scam this year lost money, compared to 71.2% in 2015. Online purchasers scams have been among the…

October 21, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Internet of Things toys are fun but raise privacy and socio-political concerns

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. An estimated 38 billion devices are connected to the internet this year, highlighting the fact that the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a farfetched futuristic concept, but the reality for most of the modern world. Many of these connected devices are toys that children enjoy, but no matter how fun they…

October 7, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Get smart and stay safe: Best practices to protect you from digital financial fraud

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. The past two years have seen a 391% rise in fraudulent attempts that target digital transactions around the world. The research carried out by TransUnion also saw a specific increase of 347% in relation to account takeover so the average consumer needs to up their understanding of financial fraud risks. When data breaches…

September 21, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Cyber safety tips for virtual events

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of video chat software like Zoom has increased to 300 million meetings held per day. Unfortunately, hackers have taken to crashing private meetings and flooding them with objectionable content — a phenomenon known as Zoombombing. If you’re planning a…

June 1, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Top Cybersecurity threats For seniors

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. There are around 39.5 million people in the U.S. aged over 65, and a high percentage of them, particularly women (nearly 40%) live alone. Living alone makes seniors more reliant on technology, which can be a savior (think Zoom, Skype and other communication-centered technology) as well as a threat (from…

May 13, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Why cybersecurity In the healthcare sector needs improvement

Photo by Hush Naidoo on Unsplash This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.rA recent attack on a hospital in Brno, Czech Republic (a COVID-19 testing center)ehowed the extent to which weaknesses in a health center’s cybersecurity system can endanger the lives of patients. During this attack, patients had to be redirected…

April 14, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Security tips for the workplace to help deter hackers

Photo by ROOM on Unsplash 31 percent of companies in the USA have been subjected to cyber attacks and 43 percent of those attacks were aimed at small businesses. When workplaces are designed with cybersecurity in mind, the odds of breaches will decrease. This is good news, because some breaches have the capacity to put companies out of…

March 25, 2020 | Karoline Gore

The future of cybersecurity for connected cars 

Connected cars have slowly become mainstream, with more than 700 million of them expected to be operating on roads by 2030. Most new vehicles are leaving production lines with a host of features that require a connection to the online world, including GPS, lane assistance, collision avoidance, and modern infotainment systems. However, while connected vehicles offer abundant opportunities for the…

March 9, 2020 | Karoline Gore

The rising threat of drones to cybersecurity: What you need to know

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that there are nearly 1.5 million registered drones in the United States, proving them to be ubiquitous across the country - and there are plenty that are still unregistered, too. From military use to consumers who buy them to start a new hobby, drones…

February 11, 2020 | Karoline Gore

New PayPal phishing scam seeks to go beyond login credential information

Photo by Kon Karampelas on Unsplash An independent guest blogger wrote this blog. Up until now, some of PayPal users’ greatest fears in terms of cybersecurity were phishing scams aimed at obtaining their login credentials. In January of this year, PayPal confirmed a high-severity bug affecting the login form, with PayPal security investigator, Alex…