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August 29, 2018

How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media

Download the full report, "How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media to Influence and Disinform."  Social media, a new technology which once ...
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August 22, 2018

Iranian Group Weaponizes Social Media for Influence Campaign

With all of the focus on Russian interference in elections around the world, it's easy to forget that Russia is only one of several state actors ...
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August 16, 2018

How Universities Must Adapt for a New Class of Digital Natives

It's the time of year when university towns, such as our own, swell with new and returning students. Consider this: the incoming Class of 2022 was in ...
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August 10, 2018

Proud to Call Charlottesville Home: August 12th One Year On

As the world knows, this weekend is the anniversary of last year’s infamous “Unite the Right” rally, the largest white nationalist gathering in ...
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August 9, 2018

Why Has "Fort Knox" Fallen?

Enterprise cybersecurity has traditionally meant network security. Firewall architecture is designed to withstand direct attacks upon an ...
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August 3, 2018

SafeGuard Cyber: New Name Reflects Broader Capabilities

We’ve changed our name to SafeGuard Cyber from Social SafeGuard. Starting out four years ago, we identified social media as a key risk for ...
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July 23, 2018

Marketing agencies beware: ICO's Facebook fine is a cautionary tale

The EU's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is taking steps to show that it will seriously enforce GDPR provisions. The ICO fined Facebook ...
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July 18, 2018

Your Password Won't Save You From a Spear Phishing Attack

You might have heard of "phishing" in your annual security training or seen emails that demand you immediately sign in to an account to address a ...
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July 11, 2018

Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record

Politicians across the world have embraced Twitter as a way to directly connect with the public.  It’s common for political offices to have an ...
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June 4, 2018

Not Just Another #TwitterFail: Lessons from the Buffalo Wild Wings Hack

In case you missed it, Buffalo Wild Wings’s official Twitter account was hacked last Friday. The perpetrators sent six tweets ranging from racist to ...
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May 31, 2018

What Does It Mean When an Entire Country Embraces #DeleteFacebook?

Facebook's deactivation feature has been available for some time, allowing you to take a break without deleting your account. It's not uncommon for ...
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April 24, 2018

5 Takeaways from RSA and OURSA

OURSA and RSA made for a very busy week in San Francisco last week, delving into all dimensions of the state of cyber and managing digital and social ...
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