Bev Robb

Bev Robb

Bev Robb is a freelance writer/editor/social media manager and “thought leader” for information security. Previously, she wrote security articles for Dell Powermore and was the Fortscale Security Technology Editor and Publication Manager for Norse Corporation. She has a B.S. in Sociology from Southern Oregon University. A computer security/Internet consultant for 20+ years, she started her digital life on the Internet before the advent of the Mosaic browser.

Data Breach Conundrum – Who’s on First?

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The first recorded data breach of our century occurred in 1984 at TRW, a credit reporting agency. One stolen password posted to an electronic bulletin board could have permitted access to the credit histories of 90 million people. Computer experts warned that prevention of such incidents demanded greater security. Thirty-three years later—the data … [Read more...]

Hacking the Internet of Things – It’s as Simple as ABC

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Gartner estimates that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year, up 31% from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things is replete with cars, electronic appliances, heating and lighting systems, medical devices, pipelines, power meters, printers, sensors, routers, security systems, smart cities, … [Read more...]

Insider Threats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Wikipedia describes an insider threat as "a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization's security practices, data and computer systems. The threat may involve fraud, the theft of … [Read more...]