Google Launches Online Media Literacy Courses for Youth

Laura BednarCybersecurity

google media literacy course

In a world where there are cyber threats around every corner and people are bullied online, there is a bright spot for a new generation of online users. Google has added to its existing online digital safety course with a new media literacy unit aimed at children. The new course helps kids to verify credible information, avoid phishing, and be … Read More

The Use of Cyber Attacks in Warfare is Growing

Laura BednarCybersecurity

cyber warfare grows in use between countries

The idea of warfare usually brings to mind soldiers, physical weapons, and negotiations through monitored phone calls. The digital revolution has affected every aspect of our lives but has also become a part of a country’s defense plan when in conflict with other nations. The term cyber warfare is defined as using digital attacks to disrupt a computer system of … Read More

Differentiating Between Data Privacy and Data Security

Laura BednarCybersecurity

data security vs. data privacy

There is no clear definition of cybersecurity due to the ever-changing landscape and new daily threats. However, we can piece together various terms to help everyone make sense of the new age of online privacy and security. While many people believe that privacy and security are interchangeable, these terms are quite different. In the age of data breaches every week, … Read More

US Senate Stuck in Creating National Data Privacy Laws

Laura BednarCybersecurity

senators work to create federal data privacy law

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into action in a little over a year ago, and have since been stirring up questions about data protection in other parts of the world. The United States has finally decided to take some initiative to secure American’s privacy by holding hearings regarding a federal data privacy framework. While the … Read More

Amazon and Google Face Possible Scrutiny by the FTC and DOJ

Laura BednarCybersecurity

google amazon antitrust investigations

Several well-known tech companies are now under the close watch of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) over antitrust investigations. Tech giants Google and it’s parent company Alphabet (Fiber, Nest, Amazon, and Facebook, were all questioned about their business practices. What Triggered the Investigation? Lawmakers on both ends of the spectrum reportedly held the opinion … Read More