Tech Faceplant: Dropbox Infinite

Tue, Jun 7, 2016

Last month, Dropbox pulled back the curtains on their next new major feature, titled “Dropbox Infinite”. However, the details about how they were going to implement this feature left the majority of the audience dumbfounded. This is another one of those occasions where tech companies make a decision against the outcries of their customers, and even in the face of that backlash, just chug happily along.

Dropbox Infinite sounds like a pretty cool idea. It would make your Dropbox storage area appear as its own drive in your OS. It’s an idea that few people would complain about. However, when Dropbox revealed that they would implement this with kernel mode extensions, people’s heads started exploding.

Light Point Security CEO Discusses Cybersecurity and Terrorism Prevention

Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Light Point Security CEO, Zuly Gonzalez, was interviewed on the Emmy Award winning Live TV show Fresh Outlook, which aired on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2pm ET. Fresh Outlook is a weekly talk show that airs every Saturday Live, and examines a variety of topics and current events.

Zuly discussed Apple vs the FBI, encryption, terrorism, and how to protect yourself from cyber threats, among other topics.

Two Ways Google Chrome Sacrifices Security in the Name of Speed

Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Google Chrome is now the most popular web browser in the world, with an estimated 45% of all website views. Google claims that security is a top priority, which is why they push frequent automatic updates and use a sandbox. But an even higher priority for Google is speed.

Sometimes they need to make the choice between speed and security, and this article lists two cases where they chose a minimal speed improvement at the expense of introducing a much larger security risk.

Light Point Web Integrates With Metascan Online to Protect Against Malicious Downloads

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

We recently added a new feature to Light Point Web that warrants some extra recognition. We have added a server-side integration with OPSWAT’s Metascan Online service to provide yet another best-in-class layer of security for our users.

Metascan Online is a cloud service that can scan files with over 40 anti-virus engines, and do so in a matter of seconds. With our integration with Metascan Online, our users will get an extra level of assurance that every file they download is safe without having to wait around for the results. This all happens seamlessly to the user, so no extra work is required by the user to get this additional layer of protection.

The Weakest Link in Your Company’s Security

Mon, May 5, 2014

Are your employees creating a security risk in your company? Did you know that employees were the second highest cause for data breaches, after criminal attacks? Here are some common ways well-meaning employees can cause data breaches.

As cyber attacks multiply, so do insurance policies that cover damages

Fri, May 2, 2014

Ryan McDonald, the Digital Producer for the Baltimore Business Journal, recently interviewed me for the publication’s latest cybersecurity story, “As cyber attacks multiply, so do insurance policies that cover damages,” where he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing cybersecurity insurance and how to go about it. I thought it was worth sharing here on our blog in case any of you missed it. Below is an excerpt from the story.

In the wake of high-profile security breaches that have affected major companies and universities, a growing number of firms are pushing a relatively new product for businesses: cyber security insurance.

How to Browse the Web Safe From Viruses for Free

Wed, Nov 30, 2011

Today, I’m going to walk you through the process of being able to browse the web in complete safety. The title of this post explicitly mentions “viruses”, but I’m using this as a more well-known moniker for the term “malware”. Malware is a more generic term which encompasses viruses, spyware, trojans, etc.

What I mean by “complete safety”, is that you do not have to worry about malware infecting your computer. It does not mean you are safe from being tricked into giving your banking passwords to a site that is only pretending to be your bank.

Does Light Point Security Track Your Browsing? Absolutely Not!

Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Does Light Point Security track our users’ browsing? I get this question a lot, so I’d like to clarify this in a blog post. We absolutely do not track our users’ activities online. In fact, that goes totally against what we stand for – to protect you while on the web.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Is Here

Wed, Oct 5, 2011

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Through a series of events across the country, National Cyber Security Awareness Month engages public and private sector partners to raise awareness and educate the public about cybersecurity.

Light Point Web 1.1 Released

Mon, Sep 19, 2011

Light Point Security has just released Light Point Web 1.1. While this version contains updates to our open source code, and small usability related bug fixes, the main improvement is flash video playback.

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