This holiday season, unwrap the latest tech headlines and trends with another installment of Headlines with a Hacker. Host Skip Lineberg and white hat hacker Bill Gardner discuss how e-commerce has changed Black Friday forever and how you can stay secure when doing your holiday shopping online. Plus, the latest on the Marriott International data breach and cryptocurrency’s continued plunge in value.
Bill Gardner is a published author, white-hat hacker, and professor of digital forensics and information assurance at Marshall University, in Huntington, West Virginia. He uses his tech expertise not only to advise on IT security, but also to shed light on the latest headlines from the tech world. Today Bill takes the time to speak to us from SecureWV Hack3rCon, an annual cybersecurity conference Bill helped to found. Tune in to hear the latest goings-on from the tech world.
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References and Resources
New York Times—Fistfights and Long Lines on Black Friday? Not as Much Anymore
New York Times—Black Friday 2018: A Not-So-Wild Day for American Shoppers
OpenX—2018 Consumer Holiday Shopping Report
Business Insider—Cyber Monday 2018 is forecast to be the biggest online shopping day in US history
CNBC—Black Friday pulled in a record $6.22 billion in online sales: Adobe Analytics
Adweek—Cyber Monday 2018 is the new day to beat in ecommerce
Business Wire—Another reason to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday: Approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business remains in the local community
PC Mag—14 Tips for Safe Online Shopping
CNN—Marriott reveals data breach of 500 million Starwood guests
Marriott Announces Starwood Guest Reservation Database Security Incident
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