What NOT to Buy For The Holidays

As the holidays draw closer, chances are you’re busy making your gift list and checking it twice. And let’s face the facts, nowadays just about everybody on your list wants something tech-based. Sure, you may be able to get away with giving Grandma Sadie one of those gourmet William Sonoma Olive Crates (Oh. So. Chic!), but for pretty much everybody else, you can be sure … Continue reading What NOT to Buy For The Holidays

The Hidden Dangers in Smart Cities + 5 Bonus Tips to Secure Your IoT Devices

How does the idea of a smart city sound to you? The term might conjure up images of “Jetsons”-like flying cars whizzing by. Or maybe you’re envisioning something a bit darker but technologically dazzling a la Minority Report. Sorry to burst your bubble, but smart cities, as cool as they are, aren’t all that futuristic and there are already lots of them all around the … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers in Smart Cities + 5 Bonus Tips to Secure Your IoT Devices

7 Bold Security Predictions for 2017

So by now, 2016 is just a mere memory and that means it’s time to make some predictions about what lies ahead in 2017 in the realm of cyber security. Last year, the convergence of tech, society and security were some of the central-most elements to define the year; There was the the Apple vs FBI showdown, the persistent ransomware crisis, and Russia’s involvement in … Continue reading 7 Bold Security Predictions for 2017

What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

Let’s level for a moment, shall we? Sure, we love the holidays (whatever holiday it is that you may be celebrating at this time of year). We savor cozy memories of cocoa and fireplaces, we revel in the warm and fuzzy emotions that come with spending time with friends, and we almost enjoy the biting cold nipping at our noses. But what we really like the … Continue reading What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

Creepy Tales from the Internet of Things Crypt

Gather ‘round and we’ll tell you a tale (okay, a few tales) of mystery, murder, intrigue, and…. computers. Big computers, small computers, and most of all computers that aren’t really computers at all – they are coffee machines, or insulin pumps, or traffic lights, or baby monitors, or those frying pans that alert your phone so you can know when you are about to burn … Continue reading Creepy Tales from the Internet of Things Crypt

NCSAM and the Evolution of Cyber Crime

Even though here at RCS every month (and every week and every day too) is cyber security awareness month, October has been granted the distinction as the official National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NCSAM, as it’s called for short has been observed for thirteen years and over those years, the need for a national effort to strengthen cyber security habits has only grown in importance. … Continue reading NCSAM and the Evolution of Cyber Crime