Cyber Security News and Breakthroughs From American Technology Solutions

258,000 encrypted IronChat phone messages cracked by police

by Lisa Vaas Police in the Netherlands announced on Tuesday that they’ve broken the encryption used on a cryptophone app called IronChat. The Dutch police made the coup a while ago. They didn’t say when, exactly, but they did reveal that they’ve been quietly reading...

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New EU Privacy Laws Will Complicate B2B Data Sharing

NEW YORK – United States companies doing business abroad are grumbling over new European privacy laws set to take effect in less than one year. The EU privacy rules are far more stringent than U.S. laws, and are meant to give consumers the upper hand when it comes to...

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Cybersecurity Training Nonexistent at One-Third of SMBs

But nearly half of US SMBs in a new survey would be willing to participate in security awareness training at their workplace - even if it was optional. Employees at small-to midsized (SMB) organizations often do not receive any form of cybersecurity awareness...

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Next-Gen Cyber Security is About Big Profits not IT Budgets

One of challenges of cyber security at the CXO executive level is that legacy cyber security solutions have historically been seen as just an expense for the most part.   However, next-generation solutions are poised to become one of biggest profit opportunities for...

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Snowden Classified Data Theft Incident was Avoidable

The Snowden incident, (where a government intelligence worker was able to easily copy and disseminate large amounts of highly classified data), highlights one of the fundamental problems of legacy cyber security and the thinking behind it.   Like many complex...

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