TikTok Ban Results in Oracle Deal After Security Concerns


Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine


TikTok is a fast-growing, video-based social media service that has undergone intense scrutiny for being owned by a Beijing-based company called ByteDance. These concerns revolve around both their relationship to China and their access to our data. Though it ranks among the most popular apps in the world, India was one of the first countries … Read more

Distance Learning: What are the Cybersecurity Risks?


Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Girl at computer distance learning online skype teaching class

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way our society functions, as businesses, entertainment venues, and schools must adapt to the challenges of a socially distanced world. This week, most school districts will press forward with distance learning, in which teachers conduct a class over Skype adjacent apps, while students tune in from home. Distance learning provides … Read more

Threat Intelligence Basics to Prevent Cyberattacks


Zoe King, ,

threat intelligence concept, lock over laptop, data leak

Cybersecurity threats doubled due to the COVID-19 lockdown, with hackers targeting home-based businesses that have weaker security as a result of new security measures. With that in mind, protecting your organization from such attacks is essential. One effective way to do this is through the use of cyber threat intelligence. This is a crucial element in cybersecurity … Read more

Intelligent Connectivity: The Pillar of 5G, IoT, and AI


Michael Lyam, ,

intelligent connectivity concept, a 5G connected city

2025, a year where Americans will have 260 million 5G connections! Welcome to the era of intelligent connectivity. “Intelligent Connectivity: How the Combination of 5G, AI and IoT Is Set to Change the Americas,” a report issued by GSMA (Global System for Mobile Association) at the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas, highlighted how this region … Read more

How Much Cell Phone Data Privacy Should We Expect?


Scott Blough | Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies at Tiffin University, ,

According to the Pew Research Center, more than 96% of Americans own a cell phone. Among people ages 18 to 49, the number rises to 99%, with almost as many in this age group having a smart phone. Therefore, almost all of us share a common concern: cell phone data privacy. The Right to Privacy … Read more

Teaching Cybersecurity to Kids


Frankie Wallace, ,

Cybersecurity Teach to Kids girl on Computer Education Classroom Teacher

As people who grew up without cell phones, tablets, and computers, today’s parents have — at least generally speaking — learned to be skeptical of technology. We understand that there was a world before it, and we lived through some of the earliest threats (like Y2K, the Target hack, the Equifax data dump, and more). … Read more