Robert Lemos

Robert Lemos is an award-winning freelance journalist who has covered information security, cybercrime and technology's impact on society for almost two decades. A former research engineer, he's written for Ars Technica, CNET, eWEEK, MIT Technology Review, Threatpost and ZDNet. He won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2003 for his coverage of the Blaster worm and its impact, and the SANS Institute's Top Cybersecurity Journalists in 2010 and 2014.

Security Lessons Companies Can Learn From the U.S. Elections

The election race for the governorship of the state of Georgia promises to be tight, with current estimates showing that Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are in...

Five Trends in Attacks on Industrial Control Systems

In May, a new modular malware system—dubbed VPNFilter—began running rampant among small and home office-based routers as well as network-attached storage. More than 500,000 devices in 54 countries were...

Five Ways Government Can Help Businesses Fight Nation-State Attacks

Over the past six months, a relatively unsophisticated group of attackers used a variety of remote access Trojans to attempt to grab banking details from companies—a scheme reminiscent of...

Five Basic Controls Companies Can Implement to Improve Data Hygiene

Many companies are failing to implement the most basic security controls to lock down their networks and data, an oversight that leaves them less able to respond to attacks...

Five Security Defenses Every Containerized Application Needs

With the increase in popularity of agile development and DevOps methodologies, containers have taken off as a way to create easily managed and reproducible software components. Attackers have taken notice,...

Latest Posts

Autonomous AI Agents: The Insider’s Guide to AI Systems

Among the many uses for AI, powering autonomous agents has a wide range of applications in disparate fields, from video gaming to software development to self-driving vehicles.

Meta AI Chatbot (2024 Review): Is it Worth the Hype?

In an increasingly crowded field, Meta’s AI ChatBot is accessible via Meta’s popular messaging apps—including Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram DM—making it well-suited for quick searches.

HubSpot vs. Salesforce (2024): Detailed Feature-by-Feature Comparison

HubSpot CRM and Salesforce are top-rated CRMs with solid feature sets, but each excels in different areas. SMBs often favor HubSpot CRM for its user-friendly and more affordable platform; Salesforce stands out for its wealth of advanced features and extensive customizations suitable for large enterprises.

Deep Learning vs. Generative AI: Understanding the Key Differences

Explore the distinctions between the related but distinct technologies of deep learning and generative AI, along with their techniques, applications, strengths, and challenges.

AI in Retail: Cutting-Edge Solutions for Modern Challenges

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the retail industry. Learn how AI is being used to improve customer experience, increase efficiency, and drive sales.