Adam Janofsky, Wall Street Journal

Adam Janofsky

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Past articles by Adam:

Small Companies Are Least Prepared for Cyberattacks

Smaller companies also are less likely to have cyber insurance, a WSJ survey found. → Read More

Companies Use Cyber Ranges to Practice Security Skills

Companies and universities around the country are building cybersecurity training centers that simulate real-world networks and breaches to train staff and test theories about how to guard against and respond to attacks. → Read More

AI Helps Companies, Cities Fight Ransomware

As companies and municipalities struggle to deal with ransomware attacks that lock down computers and hold data hostage, many organizations are turning to artificial intelligence to quickly detect the malware and stop it from spreading. → Read More

Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Facial Recognition

As the technology has become more widespread, critics question whether it threatens privacy—or if it is accurate enough to be reliable. → Read More

Privacy Experts Expect Amendments to Clarify, Restrict California Law

A sweeping law set to take effect in 2020 was passed in haste, leading to confusion. Now the state legislature is working on tweaks to address shortcomings. → Read More

Technology Advances Make It Easier to Assign Blame for Cyberattacks

Figuring out who exactly is responsible for a cyberattack is an inexact science, but advances in machine learning and years of data-gathering on hacks are making it easier than ever for law-enforcement officials and cybersecurity specialists to name likely assailants. → Read More

How AI Can Help Stop Cyberattacks

As hackers get smarter and more determined, artificial intelligence is going to be an important part of the solution. → Read More

2020 Census Comes With New Technology, but Greater Risks

The Government Accountability Office warns that the 2020 Census, which will employ new technologies such as cloud and mobile computing, faces a greater risk of cyberattack than earlier, lower-tech efforts. → Read More

M&T Bank Security Chief: Avoid AI and Other ‘Shiny Objects’

Not all cybersecurity spending is good cybersecurity spending. → Read More

Companies Struggle to Stay On Top of Security Patches

As companies incorporate countless internet-connected devices in their networks, the patching problem is only going to get worse. → Read More

Fingerprint-Scanning Time Clocks Spark Privacy Lawsuits

Employers that use fingerprint scanners to clock their employees in and out of work have been hit with a wave of class-action lawsuits in recent months under an Illinois privacy statute that covers such so-called biometric technology. → Read More

Why Companies Should Prepare for More Data Breach Lawsuits

The cost of a data breach can vary widely depending on the incident, but firms that suffer a breach should be prepared for legal expenses to sharply rise in 2018. → Read More

Uber Likely to Face a Barrage of State Legal Action After Breach

The biggest legal risk Uber may face from its hack may be any combination of state attorney generals. Cyber experts say the case will be an interesting test of how regulators handle breach failures by private companies. → Read More

HBO, Uber Incidents Shed Light on Ransoms Without Ransomware

Unlike the WannaCry attack in May and Petya attack in June these latest incidents rely on simple techniques instead of sophisticated ransomware, and nor will the same defenses work. → Read More

Insurance Grows for Cyberattacks

Companies increasingly protect themselves against a wide array of cyberthreats. → Read More

Cyberinsurers Look to Measure Risk

Companies have come up with a ratings system based on some unusual methodology. → Read More

Equifax Breach Could Cost Billions

It may take months or even years for Equifax Inc. to determine the financial fallout of the data breach it disclosed last week that potentially compromised the personal information of 143 million consumers. → Read More

Law Firms Increasingly Questioned Over Cybersecurity

A surge in high-profile law firm data breaches is shifting the way businesses are shopping for lawyers, say cybersecurity experts, academics, and attorneys. Clients with sensitive information like patents, medical records, and financial data are placing greater emphasis on data security when hiring a law firm, these experts say. Many businesses are starting to send their law firms cybersecurity… → Read More

Marcus Lemonis: How to Grow Your Company by Splitting It in Two

The star of CNBC's The Profit explains to Alberto Lugo, a software developer, the wisest way for him to expand his business--but there's a catch. → Read More

The Video That Puts All Company Holiday Cards to Shame

Seed-stage venture capital firm First Round Capital gives a startup twist to the biggest music hits of the year. → Read More