Byron Acohido

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Byron Acohido is a Pulitzer-winning journalist and one of the nation’s most respected cybersecurity and privacy experts. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Acohido is a native of the 50th state of Hawaii. He graduated from Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu and the University of Oregon School of Journalism, and also practiced journalism at The Herald, of Everett, WA, and the Dallas Times Herald. He also taught college courses at the University of Alaska Anchorage as the Atwood Chair of Journalism. He is highly-regarded in tech, journalism, government and academia as an author, analyst, instructor and public speaker dedicated to fostering fresh thinking and fruitful discussions about cybersecurity and privacy.

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The Massive U.S. Government Hack: What You Need to Know
The Massive U.S. Government Hack: What You Need to Know
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has just disclosed that h... read more

June 5, 2015

Identity Theft and Scams

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The Most Trusted Brands Are Phishers’ Favorite Lures
Most of us don’t think twice about opening and maintaining mult... read more

June 2, 2015

Identity Theft and Scams

The Game of Thrones-Inspired Malware That Will Massacre Your Bank Account
A cyber gang specializing in ripping off online banking accounts ... read more

April 14, 2015

Identity Theft and Scams

What Is a Data Breach Really?
What Is a ‘Data Breach’ Really?
Data breaches. Vulnerabilities. These terms have entered our lexi... read more

November 6, 2014

Identity Theft and Scams

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When Internet Ads Attack
Malicious advertising, or malvertising, continues to pose a profo... read more

October 18, 2014

Identity Theft and Scams

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Hacker: 2 Ivy League Schools Vulnerable to a Serious Data Breach
Hundreds of companies, local government agencies and universities... read more

October 14, 2014