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Cybersecurity columns and articles written and featured by Swiped author Adam K Levin

  • IoT

    Gifting a ‘Smart’ Device This Holiday? Here’s How to Keep its Recipient From Getting HackedSwiped, Cybersecurity


    In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet destinations like Amazon, PayPal and a host of other heavily trafficked sites. You may be giving a gift this holiday season that could make a similar attack possible. Spot check: Does the gift you plan to give connect to the internet? If you answered “Yes,” keep reading. A DDoS attack makes an online site or […]

  • Beware the Mouse Buster & Other Cyber Monday TrapsCybersecurity


    This Black Friday, millions of shoppers will once again make the final seconds of a close football game look like a store window filled with clumsy puppies. And when they don’t find what they’re looking for, they’ll go online where, in addition to great deals, a cornucopia of scams await. The migration from brick-and-mortar retailers to online shopping is pronounced. Last year set a record, with more than $3 billion in online sales. But that […]

  • Top Cybersecurity Blog

    AdamLevin.com listed on Feedspot’s Top Cybersecurity BlogsCybersecurity


    Feedspot.com has listed AdamLevin.com on its Top 50 Cybersecurity Blogs for IT Security Blogs on November 14, 2016. From the article, the blog are listed according to: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review Thanks to Feedspot for the recognition!

  • Cybersecurity jobs

    Unfilled jobs are the biggest threat to cybersecurityData Security, Cybersecurity, Technology


    Automation, a deeper talent pool and more women can help close infosec gap When asked, “what is the biggest threat to internet security?” the majority of quick-fire answers can likely be represented by the flags of a handful of nation states. Yet examining the nature of the industry, it can easily be argued that the biggest risk internet security faces is the general inability to respond to and counter attacks launched by adversaries. Today, it […]