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The Developing Cybersecurity Marketplace

The Economist recently published an article, "Cyber-security: The cost of immaturity" in their November 7th edition. In the article, the authors discuss how the "business of protecting against computer hacking is booming." To quote part of their article, "A report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch reckons the market is $75 billion a year now and will be $170 billion by 2020. Not only is demand soaring, but barriers to entry are low. Anyone able to spout out a bit [...]

Are Hospital Hacks “The Next Big Thing”?

As 2014 winds down, there is little doubt that the hacking activity surrounding Sony is one of the top headlines of the year. That breach has caused tremendous amounts of disruption and loss, and a month after word of the hack first came out the company is still reeling. But, Sony is a big fat corporate target, and no hacker could ever really unleash that kind of Hell on an average user, right? Maybe. Maybe not. In this day and [...]