Startup Avirtek combats hackers by scanning your cyber-DNA

Every time you use a computer, you leave behind a record of what you do, what programs you use and plenty of personal information. Tucson-based startup Avirtek wants to harness those digital fingerprints to help protect you. They call it user cyber-DNA. The company, born in a University of Arizona laboratory, offers software solutions to … Read more

ASU teams up with New America to address cyberwarfare challenges

The future of war is here and Arizona State University has teamed up with New America, a Washington D.C. based think tank, on an initiative that aims to analyze and address the difficulties of dealing with modern warfare. The Future of War project studies the changes in warfare from a variety of perspectives, but the … Read more

7 ways to fortify your passwords

The other day I mulled over how many websites I have actually “logged into” and the number is daunting. From my personal banking to my New York Times subscription, I have probably logged into hundreds of websites. Some are as simple as logging in with the help of Facebook, where others require the dreaded six … Read more

Cyber Security II- Protecting Your Social Media Networks

“You are the weakest link in cyber security and hackers and social manipulators know it.” – U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation On April 21, 2013, a minimum of three CBS-affiliated social media news feeds were compromised and suspended after hackers posted anti-government messages. While one would think the ability to break into … Read more