Data Privacy Day 2017: Three commonly overlooked data security components

This Saturday, January 28, marks the 9th annual Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day focuses on increasing data security awareness and promoting cybersecurity education amongst Canadian and American citizens. One way to celebrate Data Privacy Day is to review security practices to ensure data is protected. Here are three commonly overlooked data security areas to…

U.S. scores C+ on annual Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Each year, Tenable Network Security releases a cybersecurity report card grading global enterprise cybersecurity confidence. The Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card interviews IT professionals about their respective companies’ cybersecurity practices, then grades the enterprise on preparedness. The average score on this year’s report card was 70 percent (C-), a six percent decrease from 2016. The…

Mobile Device Management (MDM) market anticipated to exceed $5 billion

Zion Market Research reports the Mobile Device Management (MDM) market will reach $5.15 billion by 2021, growing at an overall CAGR of more than 25 percent. The MDM market consists of different mobile solutions, including device management, application management, security management, network service management and other mobile function services. The market’s growth is expected as…

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 device malfunction

After an extensive internal investigation, Samsung has released an official statement revealing what caused the massive Galaxy Note 7 malfunction. Samsung tested more than 200,000 devices and 30,0000 batteries during their investigation. The statement explained there were two separate manufacturing and design flaws in the devices’ batteries. Samsung indicated two of their suppliers were at…

HOBI International, Inc. Weekly Recap 1/16-1/20

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 1/16-1/20 PC shipments continue to decline PC shipments continued a four-year decline last year. Gartner reports 72.6 million units shipped during Q4 2016, a 3.7 percent fall from Q4 2015. Stanford researchers design battery including fire extinguisher Combustible batteries are one of the…

Stanford researchers design battery including fire extinguisher

Combustible batteries are one of the tech industry’s top concerns, thanks to many reports of battery fires involving hoverboards and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 devices. Experts around the world are working to create safer batteries, and Stanford University researchers may have found one solution. Stanford’s team of researchers created a lithium-ion battery that includes a…

Financial malware attacks increased more than 22% during Q4 2016

A report from Kapersky Labs indicates financial malware attacks increased 22 percent during Q4 of 2016. Financial malware is a type of malware that focuses on stealing money directly, or valuable information needed to access a person’s finances, including online banking credentials and credit card information. At least 319,000 users were targeted by financial malware,…

Four ways tablets improve classroom technology

With the school year starting again after winter break, teachers and administrators are looking for new techniques to use in the second half of the school year. Technology adoption in the classroom is becoming more widely accepted, but some teachers and administrators may be apprehensive about implementing devices in the classroom. While personal electronics may…