Josh Fruhlinger

Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

Recent ransomware attacks define the malware's new age

Recent ransomware attacks define the malware's new age

By 2018, the ransomware boom seemed to have peaked. But over the past 24 months, shifts in hacker tactics have resulted in a resurgence of ransomware attacks.

The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

How the OPM hack happened, the technical details, and a timeline of the infiltration and response.

Marriott data breach FAQ: How did it happen and what was the impact?

Marriott data breach FAQ: How did it happen and what was the impact?

In late 2018, the Marriott hotel chain announced that one of its reservation systems had been compromised, with hundreds of millions of customer records, including credit card and passport numbers, being exfiltrated by the attackers....

Equifax data breach FAQ: What happened, who was affected, what was the impact?

Equifax data breach FAQ: What happened, who was affected, what was the impact?

In 2017, personally identifying data of hundreds of millions of people was stolen from credit reporting agency Equifax. Here's a timeline of what happened, how it happened, and the impact.

The CIA triad: Definition, components and examples

The CIA triad: Definition, components and examples

The CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) triad is a widely used information security model that can guide an organization's efforts and policies aimed at keeping its data secure.

What is information security? Definition, principles, and jobs

What is information security? Definition, principles, and jobs

Information security is a set of practices intended to keep data secure from unauthorized access or alterations. Here's a broad look at the policies, principles, and people used to protect data.

What is cybersecurity? Types, careers, salary and certification

What is cybersecurity? Types, careers, salary and certification

Cybersecurity is the practice of defending computers, networks, and data from malicious electronic attacks. Learn the skills, certifications and degrees you need to land a job in this challenging field.

What is the .NET Framework? Microsoft’s answer to Java

What is the .NET Framework? Microsoft’s answer to Java

Once limited to Windows, .NET also now allows developers to easily build apps for Linux, MacOS, and Android

How EDR stops hackers in their tracks

How EDR stops hackers in their tracks

EDR is a category of security tools that monitor end-user hardware devices across a network for a range of suspicious activities and behavior, reacting automatically to block perceived threats and saving forensic data for further...

Beamforming explained: How it makes wireless communication faster

Beamforming explained: How it makes wireless communication faster

Beamforming uses the science of electromagnetic interference to make Wi-Fi and 5G connections more precise.

What are microservices? Your next software architecture

What are microservices? Your next software architecture

Microservices break up monolithic code into easy-to-maintain chunks and are key to the devops philosophy

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