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  • Cybercrime Can parental spyware keep kids safe online?

    Some law enforcement officials say it won't – and are discouraging parents from relying on a growing number of smartphone surveillance apps to guard against bullying and sexual predators.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: Will Trump sink Privacy Shield?

    If Trump walks back US surveillance reform, he could jeopardize a trade agreement with the European Union that ensures the free flow of data across the Atlantic.  

  • How bug bounties are shaping cybersecurity

  • Want better cybersecurity? Welcome more hackers into your systems.

    Crowdsourcing can be a powerful tool for shoring up digital defenses, but it’s only as strong as the diversity of the crowd.

  • The human point of better cybersecurity

    Network protectors sometimes focus too much on protecting perimeters and not enough on thinking about the people inside their networks, says Forcepoint CEO Matt Moynahan

  • The rise of the chief digital officer and six other takeaways from RSA 2017

    The cybersecurity industry wrestles with why the Internet isn’t safer after $75 billion in annual spending and how to handle ransomware at one of its marquee annual events.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: The Senate should pass the Email Privacy Act without delay

    The Senate must step up to pass this desperately needed legislation that restores the privacy rights of all Americans in the Digital Age.

  • Security Obama officials: There's hope for cybersecurity under Trump

    At the Beat the Breach event during the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, current and former US government officials expressed optimism about the state of cybersecurity under President Trump.

  • Watch: Cybersecurity futures

    Join Passcode, Privacy Lab, and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) on Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. PST for a discussion about the future of cybersecurity.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: How to build public trust in our data-powered universe

    The weaponization of data at the micro level is a serious challenge. Don't let the era of Big Data give way to a future of Bad Data.

How well do you know hacker movies?

Can you hack a Gibson? Are you interested in SETEC Astronomy? Shall we play a game? 

  • What are the world’s information security professionals thinking about?

    Understanding the global information security workforce is a necessary first step to growing and building the field.

  • Security Video: What is a zero-day?

    Melanie Teplinsky, cybersecurity expert and adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, explains. 

  • Security The secret world of vulnerability hunters

    Spies, hackers, and cybersecurity firms compete to find and exploit software flaws, often to infiltrate criminal networks or track terrorists. A look into this complex ecosystem.

  • Surveillance Trump's immigration order vastly expands border surveillance

    The Department of Homeland Security is rushing to roll out a multibillion dollar surveillance system that will equip US airports with facial recognition software.

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: The trouble with Trump's Russia reset

    Until Russia backs away from a strategy of digital attacks – coupled with physical strikes – and spreading disinformation to undercut democracy, the pursuit of better relations with Putin is a mistake. 

  • Passcode Voices Opinion: How to have a FUD-free RSA Conference

    The key to a productive RSA Conference, the massive cybersecurity gathering that kicks off next week in San Francisco, is avoiding firms that push fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

  • How app makers increasingly track your every move

    Privacy advocates say tech companies are becoming more brazen about collecting users' location data and personal information.

  • History is repeating itself (in a good way)

    Much like CFOs before them, CISOs are now becoming boardroom mainstays.

  • Cybercrime Hunting for evidence, Secret Service unlocks phone data with force or finesse

    At a dedicated phone forensics facility in Tulsa, Okla., the Secret Service breaks into about 40 phones a year that could contain valuable information related to criminal investigations.

  • Passcode Influencers Influencers: US should hit Russia harder for political hacks

    The US should retaliate more strongly against Russia for its digital attacks on American political organizations, more than three-quarters of Passcode’s Influencers said.

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