Facebook, Twitter, Google, TikTok and other social media platforms recently agreed to impose stricter policies around monitoring the posts on their sites. While the move happened as the companies are facing rising pressure from American […]
Q+A: What Does Facebook’s Mishandling of User Data Reveal About Our Privacy Laws?
Recent reporting by The New York Times and The Guardian discovered that personal data, collected from more than 50 million Facebook users under the auspices of academic research, was illegally obtained by the political research […]
Q+A: After The Hack, Is Equifax’s ‘Damage Control’ Ethical?
Last week the credit reporting company Equifax was hacked in what is reportedly one of the largest leaks of personal information to date. More than 143 million accounts were compromised, which in some cases meant […]
Q+A: How Can Higher Ed Catch Up With The Demand For Cybersecurity Pros?
One field rife with job opportunities in our economy’s recovery from the Great Recession is cybersecurity — some estimates have the demand in this sector surging to 1.5 million positions by 2020. The trouble, however, is […]
Q+A: Were You Part of a Cyberattack?
You might have been an unwitting participant in the cyberattack that took down Twitter, Netflix, The New York Times’ website and many others last week. According to cybersecurity analysts, the widespread and highly coordinated cyberattack, […]
Quick Take: Yahoo Confirms Hackers Stole User Data, What’s Next for Verizon Deal?
Yahoo released a statement on Sept. 26 confirming reports that its systems had been hacked two years ago. As a result, the account information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and […]
Can ‘Pokémon Go for Hackers’ Teach You Cyber Self-Defense?
A Drexel professor wants to help you think like a cybercriminal. Why? Well, as pervasive as cybercrime is — from portable card scanners picking up your personal and financial information via remote radio frequencies, to […]
Struggles With Anonymity and Reaganspeak
Ever wanted to try being an anonymous author? It’s hard work, even for someone without the celebrity of a J.K. Rowling or an Alexander Hamilton — who both tried and failed. Doing it on the […]
Staying Ahead of the Hackers
“The size of the cybersecurity challenge out there is staggering. Given all of the threats out there right now, I’d say there is a very high demand for people with knowledge who can understand these attacks and develop technology […]
Q+A: Hacking as Propaganda Warfare
Earlier this week hackers, calling themselves the Cyber Caliphate and acting in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, gained access to social media accounts of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), posting pro-ISIS […]