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Is AI a double-edged sword for cyber security?

Could AI, or artificial intelligence, be a double-edged sword in regard to cyber security? Also called “machine learning,” AI can be used to learn, hack, and adapt better and faster than any other tools that are currently available to hackers. On the flip side, the good guys can also use AI to predict threats, analyze,… Read more »

Wars aren’t only fought on the ground, they’re also fought in cyberspace

If you have been watching the news recently, you probably are well aware about the conflict in Iran. This is a good reminder for both government agencies and companies. Why? Well, it’s not about war in the traditional sense. Instead, it’s war with hackers, cybercriminals and webmobs. CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, recently… Read more »

2020 Predictions on data theft

2018 was a year with record-setting numbers in regard to data breaches and the exposure of consumer records. By mid-2019, numbers were on track to beat that. So, where does this lead us as we approach 2020? It’s not good. The truth is, data breaches are going to happen. So, it’s important to familiarize ourselves… Read more »

Cybercriminals have no limit to the number of victims they target

As far as crimes go, cybercrime is not the most costly or expensive. Other crimes, such as government corruption and narcotics trafficking hold that honor. But, when you look at how much these criminals are pulling in, cybercrime is ranked as third. When we look at those affected, however, cybercrime is the leader, and hundreds… Read more »

Top signs you are about to be hacked

Have you ever been worried that you are going to get hacked? Here are some of the top signs to look out for: You Get Weird Phone Calls or Emails Hackers often use a number of approaches to contact their victims including phone and computer. For instance, you might get a call from someone claiming… Read more »

Signs your computer has a virus

What is a computer virus? Basically, it’s a program that you did not install onto your machine. It can spread itself from one computer to another, and it performs malicious actions. The first computer virus was introduced in 1971, and over time, they have gotten stronger and more damaging. One of the most malicious viruses… Read more »

5 cyberthreats and technologies that need to die

None of the cyber threats mentioned below are new; in fact, many of these tech maladies have been around and have persisted for decades. And while there are many ways to protect against these threats, they persist. This is a battle being fought 24/7/365 by good vs. evil. If you are paying attention, you’d know… Read more »

6 cybersecurity technologies: The good, the bad and the ugly

The entire tech industry is forever changing, and if you are aware of the security side of this, you can easily see how bad actors’ hacking pushes these changes through. Since there is always something new happening, there are also tools and techniques that are part of the solution, and some add to the problem…. Read more »

Investing in the cannabis ecosystem

On December 7th, 2018, Altria (NYSE: MO), one of the oldest and largest tobacco companies worldwide, announced their intent to purchase a $2.4 billion or 45% stake in Cannabis producer Cronos Group (Nasdaq: CRON) [1], thus opening the door for potentially greater investment in Cannabis by Big Tobacco.   This blockbuster deal came one year after… Read more »

Inflation isn’t dead yet

Core CPI was higher than expected at +0.3% for July and 2.2% year over year.  Inflation expectations have taken a nose dive according to the breakeven inflation rate on TIPS (“breakeven” is the difference in yield between an inflation protected treasury bonds (TIPS) and an equivalent maturity traditional treasury yield since TIPS also appreciate at… Read more »