Emergency Actions After Hacking

Author(s):

Isabell Gaylord, ,

emergency sign in room with red chairs, emergency, hacking metaphor

Hacking has become ubiquitous on the internet. With even major companies like Evernote getting hacked, it’s not hard to imagine that you, an individual, could also get hacked. The experience is actually quite common, though that does not necessarily make it any less distressing. You are left feeling confused, with no idea what you should … Read more

Cybercriminals in Movies and TV Shows

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

cybercriminals, hacker dude in a movie or tv show cybercriminals

Hollywood has long held a certain image of cybercriminals. What they look like, how they commit their crimes, and their motivations. However, like many things in Hollywood, the portrayal of hackers and cybercrime in general often misses the mark. A lone-wolf hacker takes on a corrupt corporation. They simultaneously drain their enemies bank accounts while … Read more

Mental Health and Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

Mental health cybersecurity, girl sad, phone bad, girl on phone

Strong cybersecurity is vital, and the cybersecurity industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Still, even as more and more companies embrace cybersecurity professionals, a key aspect of this field remains overlooked: mental health. You might ask yourself what cybersecurity has to do with mental health. While acts like cyberbullying can obviously lead to negative … Read more

Cyber Warfare: Modern Front-lines

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Cyber Warfare Computer Screens showing tanks and planes

Cyber Warfare is a broad term that defines a nation state sanctioned attack on a computer system of another country. One accomplishes this by means of hacking, computer viruses, and the like. Cyber Warfare: First as a Term, Then as a Threat However, in some respects, cyber warfare is a hard term to fully define. … Read more

Social Media Platforms are Vulnerable to Hackers

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

Social Media Platform Cameras on Computer, Cybersecurity

Did you know that security concerns are turning people away from social media platforms? They are aware that hackers are obtaining users’ personal data through the most commonly visited media sites. If you are on social media platforms in any capacity, you’re probably aware of this fact, and it may have even already happened to … Read more

A Weak VPN Could Be More Destructive Than No VPN

Author(s):

Zehra Ali, ,

Internet to VPN to you

In the present era, an individual’s privacy solely depends on internet security. Your banking details, your pictures, and other sensitive information are available on different channels such as social media accounts, websites, and other online platforms. Therefore, the usage of VPN has increased drastically. But are you sure your VPN is working correctly? If not, … Read more

(In)Famous Hacking Groups

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hacking Groups

The Different Hacking Groups Hacking Groups are a staple of cybersecurity culture. Since the 1995 release of the movie Hackers, there has been a very specific subset of cultural cliches we associate with all hacking groups. However, some hacking groups aren’t youthful, energetic teenagers or lone wolfs. In fact, some groups are state sponsored, and … Read more

Starting a Career in Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Woman on computer pursuing a career in cybersecurity, University of San Diego, USD, Cybersecurity Career

Cybersecurity is a very large field, filled with many specialized jobs that require a large variety of skills. Though it seems silly to point this out, it is sadly necessary to state that “cybersecurity expert” is not an actual job title. The hardest part of getting a cybersecurity career is knowing how each individual component … Read more