The testimonies from the Facebook security scandal spawned a massive dialog regarding privacy across the US and globally. The scandal erupted after Facebook released unsecured customer data to a third party. How could a technology company with vast resources do something so blatantly irresponsible?
Prior to 2010, viruses largely remained stuck in the cyber domain. They would ruin someone’s day by deleting files, or maybe cause ads to pop up all over the screen. But when a security firm from Belarus discovered the virus known as “Stuxnet”, the idea of what a virus could do would never be the same again.
October is officially cyber security awareness month. Cyber threats are nothing to shrug off; cybercrime damage costs are projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. And with so many different cyber threats out there, it’s hard for anyone to keep up and stay informed on them all.