5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

  By Matthew Toren A new week, a new retailer getting hacked. With headlines about security breaches occurring at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels, cyber attacks are front and center. Obviously, these types of data breaches are upsetting for large retailers, but don’t think they could only happen to the “big guys.” Hacking happens at all levels of business.While some …


Read More >

Do yourself a favor and watch this hilarious 1981 TV report about the Internet

  By Zach Epstein It’s easy to forget how far the Internet has come considering how plugged in we all are today thanks to laptops, smartphones and other connected devices, but we found a fantastic video that will no doubt serve as an eye-opening and hilarious reminder. ”Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home …


Read More >

Are Carrier Pidgeons still a Legitimate Method in the Transportation of Data?

  This interesting research document (see below) was brought to the attention of our very own Eric Hunter.  Although meant to be amusing it brings up the ever present question, that the old sneakernet might still be faster than transferring large documents remotely. With on-going trouble with big data servers such as dropbox, (see our KSP Blog Post) this method …


Read More >

Target confirms malware used on point-of-sale terminals

  During an interview with CNBC, retailer’s CEO defends four-day delay in notifying customers of security breach as necessary for the investigation and preparation for consumer reaction. Hackers infected Target’s point-of-sale terminals with malware to steal the payment card information from millions of customers, the retailer’s chief executive has confirmed. The security breach, which yielded the personal information of as …


Read More >

Dropbox goes down following problem with ‘routine maintenance

We hope you weren’t planning a big Dropbox sync this evening. The cloud storage service reports that it’s having problems with its site following an issue with “routine internal maintenance.” Just what that means isn’t yet clear, although it’s not believed to be an intrusion attempt. While Anonymous Korea and 1775 Sec claim to have hacked Dropbox, the company tells …


Read More >

3 Reasons Why Your Business Technology Is Failing

BusinessNewsDaily Dec 23, 2013 As businesses depend on technology to get more and more work done, the rate at which that technology is failing them is on the rise, new research shows. A study by technology-performance firm Compuware Corp. revealed that businesses of all sizes face pervasive technology failures, with more than half registering a significant technology failure within the …


Read More >