Half of Small Businesses Not Concerned About Security Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]
‘A Web site used to distribute software updates for a wide range medical equipment, including ventilators has been blocked by Google after it was found to be riddled with malware and serving up attacks. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking into the compromise, Threatpost has learned. The site belongs to San Diego-based CareFusion Inc., a hospital equipment supplier…’
‘…One billion data records have been compromised in the last eight years — costing companies about $48 billion — but not all small businesses are concerned about how a security breach could actually impact them, according to a new infographic.
‘On the heels of the news that nearly 1.5 million passwords were compromised from LinkedIn and eHarmony, information security firm Shred-It released an infographic that looks at how companies view both paper and electronic data breaches…’
Pentagon Contractors Openly Hire Offensive Hackers
Imagine yourself training yourself to be a black-hat hacker and now getting a legit job instead of being hunted down. How lucky can some techies be!
‘…Over the past few months, Hypponen has been periodically visiting the “careers” section of defense contractors’ websites and online job listings, particularly those targeted at candidates with secret clearances, and searching for words like “exploit,” “offensive,” and “vulnerability.” And the positions he’s been seeing show a new recruiting focus–or newly explicit focus–among the Beltway firms that serve the Pentagon: offensive cyberwarfare…’
“Cord Trimming” Your Pay TV
‘Critics say a pay TV business that regularly charges its customers $100 a month is doomed.
‘OK, so how about a cable bill that costs less than $40?
‘Yes, in between that revolutionary band of consumers who say they no longer want to pay for services and channels they don’t use, and a video content establishment that says you need to support the imcumbent pay TV model to fund shows like Game of Thrones, there is … compromise.
‘I call it the “cord-trimming” movement — if I’m watching my shows on my Xbox 360 and iPad most of the time, why am I paying for whole-home HD DVR service?…’
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