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Headlines with a Hacker – December 2018 Edition

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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