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5 Biggest Data Breaches of All Time

Posted on 7/2/2019 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity data breaches

The worst of the worst.

The world of cybersecurity is full of terrifying stories of compromised data.

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STEM Academy Students to Use AI to Program Self-Driving Cars

Posted on 6/18/2019 by Pearl Technology

Students at the Pearl Technology/Richwoods Township STEM Academy will program autonomous 1/18th scale cars developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Cybersecurity: A Growing Threat (Infographic)

Posted on 6/4/2019 by Pearl Technology

Are you being hacked at this moment?

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses, and there's no sign of it slowing down. See what you can do about it.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity Now

Posted on 5/7/2019 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity

Don't wait—act.

The idea of creating a culture of good cybersecurity practices in your business can seem like a daunting task. You may feel overwhelmed looking at your own company's network. You may even be thinking, "Where do I even begin?"

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5 Biggest Cybersecurity Mistakes in Movies

Posted on 4/2/2019 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity movies

Silver screen slip-ups.

Cybersecurity in cinema isn't a new trend. Even before the rise of the internet, computers have played a valuable role in many of our favorite movies.

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How to Recognize a Phishing Attack

Posted on 3/1/2019 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity phishing

Don’t get hooked.

In a world of ransomware and data theft, phishing attacks remain one of the biggest cybersecurity threats to businesses.

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6 Worst Password Ideas You Should Avoid

Posted on 2/1/2019 by Pearl Technology in Passwords cybersecurity

Don’t be so obvious.

In the Mel Brooks classic Spaceballs, there’s a scene where the main villain, Dark Helmet, remarks on the stupidity of using a password like “12345,” remarking it’s the kind of password an idiot would use on his luggage lock.

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6 Cybersecurity Resolutions to Make in 2019

Posted on 1/2/2019 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity

Stick to your goals this New Year.

Think back to some of the New Year’s resolutions you’ve made in the past. Maybe you resolved to lose weight. Maybe you resolved to quit smoking. How did those resolutions work out for you?

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Pearl Tech President Named to ARISS Education Committee

Posted on 12/12/2018 by Pearl Technology in stem academy

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has named David Johnson to their U.S. Education Committee.

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Beware: 6 Holiday Cybersecurity Risks

Posted on 12/4/2018 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity

Have a holly, jolly, secure season.

The holiday season is the perfect time to set aside our cares and enjoy the company of those we cherish the most.

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6 Awesome STEM Toys for Kids

Posted on 11/1/2018 by Pearl Technology in stem academy stem education

Add these to your holiday shopping list.

Pearl Technology’s passion for STEM education has never been a secret. Through our annual STEM Academy, we’re able to teach students valuable, hands-on lessons in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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6 Bone-Chilling Cybersecurity Horror Stories

Posted on 10/2/2018 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity

Tales of the macabre.

If the threat of a cyberattack frightens you, it’s for good reason. Cybercrime accounts for billions of dollars in victim losses, and the headache of recovering your data and safeguarding yourself and your customers is a horrifying prospect.

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8 Cybersecurity Myths That Hurt Businesses

Posted on 8/31/2018 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity

Don’t fall for fiction.

From DDOS attacks to ransomware, the digital landscape is a hostile environment for businesses. In recent years, many companies have made cybersecurity a top priority. However, persistent cybersecurity myths continue to spread misinformation and lead many other businesses to leave cybersecurity on the backburner, content with the idea that a cyberattack couldn’t possibly happen to them.

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5 Hackers in Movies Who Make Us Laugh

Posted on 8/6/2018 by Pearl Technology in hacking movies

When Hollywood missed the mark.

For decades, movies have portrayed hackers in a romantic—and sometimes puzzling—manner.

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ISS Contact Highlighted on 'Greg and Dan'

Posted on 6/29/2018 by Pearl Technology

Upcoming contact focus of radio interview.

The Pearl Technology/Richwoods Township STEM Academy wrapped up a week of classes and projects last week, but the best is yet to come.

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STEM Academy Highlighted on 'Greg and Dan'

Posted on 3/8/2018 by Pearl Technology in stem academy

The Pearl Technology/Richwoods Township STEM Academy is embarking on its most ambitious project yet, and event was featured on Peoria radio Thursday morning.

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STEM Academy to Contact International Space Station

Posted on 2/21/2018 by Pearl Technology in stem academy pearl technology amateur radio

Amateur radio connects kids and crew as ISS orbits through space.

Students at the Pearl Technology/Richwoods Township STEM Academy will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station via amateur radio this summer. This activity is part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (science, technology, education and math) initiative.

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The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Businesses

Posted on 10/18/2017 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity cyber crime cyber threat

Be proactive against cyber threats.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and for businesses in the modern age, cybersecurity deserves as much awareness as any other vital business function.

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Talking Cybersecurity with 'Greg and Dan'

Posted on 10/10/2017 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity network security cyberattack hackers peoria

Pearl Technology featured on Peoria radio show.

With recent cyberattacks affecting millions of Americans every day, should citizens be more proactive about cybersecurity?

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FBI Agents to Speak on Cybersecurity for Business

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Pearl Technology in cybersecurity cyber crime network security it security

Pearl Technology to host seminar for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Pearl Technology is partnering with the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce to host a business seminar on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 9-11 a.m. where local FBI agents will speak on the importance of cybersecurity.

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