Are smart homes really safe from hackers?

October 16, 2019 | Devin Morrissey
Devin Morrissey

Devin Morrissey

Devin prides himself on being a jack of all trades; his career trajectory is more a zigzag than an obvious trend, just the way he likes it. He pops up across the Pacific Northwest, though never in one place for long. You can follow him more reliably on Twitter.

October 16, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Are smart homes really safe from hackers?

Image Source: Pexels There are a number of smart devices becoming commonplace in homes around the world, leading us closer and closer to the reality of smart homes, or houses that depend primarily on interconnected smart tech. Heating, lighting, and common appliances like doorbells, alarms, and entertainment devices are now increasingly being designed to operate on the internet of things …

September 24, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Medical apps & privacy: where are we?

Image Source: Unsplash Finding a new health-related app that tracks symptoms, increases self-care behaviors, or offers disease-specific education can be exciting for consumers. However, many apps share information with a host of other companies for marketing purposes. Often, these companies have nothing to do with healthcare and are not even  businesses the individual uses. This knowledge can be scary…

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August 21, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Cyberbullying and cybersecurity: how are they connected?

Image Source: Pixabay Cyberbullying and cybersecurity incidents and breaches are two common problems in the modern, internet-driven world. The fact that they are both related to the internet is not the only connection they have, however. The two are actually intimately connected issues on multiple levels. It may seem like an odd notion. After all, cyberbullying typically involves using technology…

July 23, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

How to prevent elder abuse and financial fraud

The elderly population in the U.S has been on a steady incline for the past few decades. With more seniors living longer new challenges arise. Unfortunately, many seniors become vulnerable to different types of abuse, neglect, and exploitation as they age. The National Council on Aging estimates that financial fraud and abuse against seniors costs older Americans up to $36.5…

July 18, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

The future of supply chain management

Image Source: Pexels Currently, we’re in a period of growth for supply chain management. With the digital revolution bringing industry players around the globe closer together, business operations have expanded for companies big and small. As both business owners and consumers, we’re experiencing the changes every step of the way as well. Each change brings with…

May 21, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

The future of stock market analysis

Image Source: Pexels Stock sales and trading play a huge role in the U.S. and global economy. Stock exchanges provide the backbone to the economic infrastructure of our nation, as they help companies to expand when they’re ready by offering the general public a chance to invest in company stock. However, investing in the stock market can…

April 3, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Online reputation management: how to control what’s out there

Your reputation is one of the most powerful assets you can have as a successful businessperson. Having a reputation for honesty and quality can be the key to locking down major clients or building a standing in a fledgling market. Alternatively, having a poor reputation can be detrimental to the point of completely running you out of business. In this…

February 25, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Why Cybersecurity Experts Are Being Recruited Left and Right

Once upon a time, businesses needed to take light cybersecurity precautions to ward off amateur hackers. A business owner may have recruited their tech-savvy nephew to protect their system, barely worrying about the risk. Today, the world of cybersecurity has done a 180 — it’s now a top concern for businesses. As businesses swiftly adapt to the changing digital…

February 5, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

6 Security Tips When Trading Online

Image Source: Pixabay Online trading is on the rise as many consumers take control of their own investments or work with brokers virtually rather than in person or over the phone. At the same time, cybersecurity attacks are on the rise as hackers also try to take advantage of gaps in the system, stealing identities and even money. How do…

January 15, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

What Impact Will Cryptocurrency Have in 2019?

According to Investopedia, “cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security.” In other words, it’s electric money that is designed to be used by online users both safely and securely. The price of digital currencies, like Bitcoin and Ripple, have been all over the place throughout the past year — mainly because…

November 19, 2018 | Devin Morrissey

Is the Internet of Things Threatening Your Company’s Security?

The internet of things (IoT) is changing nearly every industry. Smart devices that can collect and process data, and even make decisions based on that data, though artificial intelligence promises to disrupt business as we know it for years to come. However, there are some legitimate concerns. The more connected devices your company has, the more potential vulnerabilities are out…

November 5, 2018 | Devin Morrissey

Financial Data and Analysis Predictions for 2019

https://pixabay.com/en/analytics-google-data-visits-page-3680198/Paste The use of big data and data from the internet of things (IoT) is changing business so rapidly it is hard to predict what is next, and financial analytics are certainly no exception. While the need for financial analysts continues to rise, the way analysts performs their day-to-day functions is evolving. More data than…

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