More than half of organizations cutting compliance, risk management budgets

A survey conducted by SureCloud revealed more than half of its participants are cutting down on compliance and risk management budgets, despite being aware of the importance of compliance accountability and growing need for high-end data security practices. The survey showed 72 percent of the 130 IT professionals interviewed agreed regulatory compliance is a high…

Three common questions about electronics recycling

America Recycles Day is this Sunday, a day devoted to spreading recycling awareness amongst Americans.  Recycling common household products is common in most communities, but most citizens may forget about some of the most important materials to recycle: electronics. Here are three questions about e-waste recycling to consider this America Recycles Day: What are some…

Google finds security vulnerabilities in new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Google’s team of security experts identified more than 10 security issues in the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Over the course of a week, Project Zero, Google’s highly skilled security analytics team, discovered 11 “high-impact” security holes in the device. Project Zero’s teams concentrated on gaining access to the device’s most sensitive data, including contacts,…

Hackers awarded $1 million for successful iOS 9 breach

Zerodium, an exploit acquisition platform specializing in vulnerability research, awarded a team of hackers $1 million for their successful jailbreak of Apple’s iOS 9.1 on Monday. The prize was awarded after the team successfully completed a contest proposed by Zerodium earlier this year, Wired reported. The hackers figured out a way to hack an iPhone…

Rising smartphone sales shows greater need for responsible recycling than ever

More than three million cellphones were sold during Q2 of 2015. This number is up 13.5 percent from the year before, Gartner reports. Cellphone turnover is growing faster by the year, and so is the number of disposed devices, but are these devices properly refurbished or recycled? What happens if they aren’t? The number of…