Kristi Perdue-Hinkle, Author at Security Boulevard
Convenience and Privacy in Online Business Communications: Can You Have Both?

Convenience and Privacy in Online Business Communications: Can You Have Both?

Using online communication tools at the office has become second nature—it just makes life easier and business more efficient. Need to drop a quick note to a co-worker with a project update? Send it on Slack. Need to discuss a deal with a potential client halfway across the country? Set ... Read More
Why Your Business Requires More Than Slack

Why Your Business Requires More Than Slack

With workplace collaboration tools like Slack, one of the most popular forms of workplace communications these days (over 10 million people use Slack every day), virtual conference rooms have become very popular. The post Why Your Business Requires More Than Slack appeared first on Vaporstream ... Read More
Five Things You Should Know About the WhatsApp Hack

Five Things You Should Know About the WhatsApp Hack

The recent WhatsApp™ hack is pretty alarming: all the hackers had to do was drop a missed encrypted WhatsApp call to their target and—boom—spyware was installed. The hack didn’t require the user to do anything—even if the user didn’t pick up the phone the spyware would still be installed. But ... Read More
5 Reasons Why Pharmacy-Patient Engagement Works Best With Smartphones

5 Reasons Why Pharmacy-Patient Engagement Works Best With Smartphones

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our lives. We use it to keep in touch with families and friends, to handle our bank transactions, to arrange transportation, even to track our health—so it makes a ton of sense for pharmacies to use smartphones to increase patient engagement and satisfaction ... Read More
A Culture of Communication:  Emergency Response in the Oil and Gas Industry

A Culture of Communication: Emergency Response in the Oil and Gas Industry

A historically industrial area, Marshall County, West Virginia is accustomed to the occasional industrial emergency. So, when a gas pipeline exploded in June of 2018, people knew exactly what to do. As first responders handled over 37 calls in 3 minutes, they dispatched resources to the site of the emergency ... Read More
Pre-installed Apps on Android Show Why Privacy is No Longer Guaranteed

Pre-installed Apps on Android Show Why Privacy is No Longer Guaranteed

With the rise of social media, smart home products and IoT, privacy is becoming increasingly hard to define. To what extent are we actually agreeing to give up our privacy in exchange for modern convenience versus having privacy wrested from our grasp? The post Pre-installed Apps on Android Show Why ... Read More
Facebook’s Shift to Private Communications Makes No Sense

Facebook’s Shift to Private Communications Makes No Sense

As a social network, Facebook is inherently at odds with private, secure communications – its business model is built on harvesting people’s information. And it’s not just that Facebook’s business model is built around what are effectively privacy violations: recent articles have revealed that Facebook lacks transparency and accountability towards ... Read More
Incident Response in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry:  It’s All About Communications

Incident Response in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry: It’s All About Communications

After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Department of Energy (DoE) asked the National Petroleum Council (NPC) to provide specific actionable steps to better prepare the oil and natural gas industry’s response to natural disasters. In response, the NPC released “Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters” in 2014, which included a ... Read More
The Nuclear Industry and Communication: Lessons from Three Mile Island

The Nuclear Industry and Communication: Lessons from Three Mile Island

It’s been forty years since the infamous Three Mile Island accident, an incident made famous bythe confusion and panic it spawned in its wake. But while the incident is remembered for the fear it stoked about nuclear energy, it also set the stage for the US nuclear industry to become ... Read More
Facebook and Private Communications: A Matter of Incompatibility

Facebook and Private Communications: A Matter of Incompatibility

When Mark Zuckerberg announced at the beginning of the month that Facebook will shift its focus to privacy-focused communications, the announcement was rightly met with skepticism. Facebook’s business model, after all, is built around targeting advertisements to users based on their information. Compound this with the various privacy scandals that ... Read More
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