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It’s time for tech to embrace security by design


Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan was a federal law enforcement agent for nearly 35 years and the director of the U.S. Secret Service from 2006 to 2013.

Cybercriminals are getting more and more adept at exploiting the latest trend or issue of high public interest to spread malware and steal personal data from unsuspecting users.
Whether it’s an app related to your favorite TV show, government health updates about COVID or tracking missed package deliveries, the result is too often the same: infected devices leading to fraud or outright theft.
Basic cybersecurity hygiene is the key to protecting your devices against the most common types of malware, but we also need security built into technology to prevent these sophisticated cyberattacks.
The Secret Service is certainly best known for protecting the president. But its other primary mission is …

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