Riva Richmond

Riva Richmond

Riva Richmond is a freelance journalist who has covered technology for more than a decade. She focuses on computer security, privacy, social networking and online business and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national publications. Previously, Riva was a technology reporter at Dow Jones Newswires and regular contributor to The Journal's "Enterprise" small business column.

28 Recent Stories

The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality
Websites

The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality

It's a battle between carriers and internet companies with important economic implications. And the presidential candidates see it very differently.
Yelp Co-Founder Jeremy Stoppelman on Innovating and Staying Relevant
Mobile

Yelp Co-Founder Jeremy Stoppelman on Innovating and Staying Relevant

The tech entrepreneur talks about starting an internet powerhouse and grabbing the mobile opportunity.
How to Maintain Security When Employees Work Remotely
Security

How to Maintain Security When Employees Work Remotely

Tips for preventing data leaks from remote workers' devices.
What 'DDoS' Attacks Are and How to Survive Them
Security

What 'DDoS' Attacks Are and How to Survive Them

Here's how to fight back when a flood of bogus internet traffic threatens to immobilize your website.
Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders
Leadership

Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders

An investor in companies such as Flickr and del.icio.us, Dyson shares insights on building a thriving company.
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Building a Massive Community
Apps & Software

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Building a Massive Community

The mobile and social technology trendsetter talks about blazing a path to the top.
How to Make Your Website Hacker-Proof
Security

How to Make Your Website Hacker-Proof

Consider these tips for keeping your site free of malicious content and protecting your business.
How to Determine If Cyber Insurance Coverage Is Right for You
Security

How to Determine If Cyber Insurance Coverage Is Right for You

Cyber crime and website shutdowns pose a serious threat to many businesses. Here's a guide to buying coverage for digital disasters.
How to Dispose of Old Devices Without Losing Data or Harming the Environment
Security

How to Dispose of Old Devices Without Losing Data or Harming the Environment

Before you throw away your old computers and smartphones, make sure what's inside them won't harm your business -- or anyone else.
Keeping Passwords Out of the Hands of Hackers
Security

Keeping Passwords Out of the Hands of Hackers

Password thefts at LinkedIn, eHarmony are a cautionary tale for other companies.
How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On
Security

How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On

Measures you can take to stop proprietary data from leaving with your workers.
Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees
Security

Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees

These apps and services can help you monitor your staff -- and do it legally.
3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online
Security

3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

A look at the benefits and pitfalls of following your workers' digital footprints.
Free Tools for Improving Online Security
Security

Free Tools for Improving Online Security

From defending your network to protecting your data, free software can provide comprehensive protection for your company's computer systems.
How Not to Be a Spammer When Marketing Your Business
Online Marketing

How Not to Be a Spammer When Marketing Your Business

From polishing your reputation to using clean email lists, here are the keys to entering customer inboxes.
How to Share Documents in the Cloud, Securely
Security

How to Share Documents in the Cloud, Securely

Move over Dropbox. A host of services are catering to businesses' security needs.
5 Steps for Keeping Digital Data Safe When Traveling to China
Security

5 Steps for Keeping Digital Data Safe When Traveling to China

How to keep sensitive business information out of the hands of overseas cyberspies.
Before You Download That App, What You Need to Know About Security and Privacy
Apps & Software

Before You Download That App, What You Need to Know About Security and Privacy

Here are five tips for stopping cybercrooks and snoops from making off with your mobile data.
Five Ways You Can Avoid IP Theft
Security

Five Ways You Can Avoid IP Theft

Here's how to keep your small firm's big digital assets out of the crosshairs of hackers.
Three Low-Cost Ways to Keep Data Safe When Traveling for Business
Security

Three Low-Cost Ways to Keep Data Safe When Traveling for Business

Technology can make business trips easier, but it can also create new risks you need to address.
How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking Threats
Security

How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking Threats

Consider this advice to identify and avoid 'spear phishing' email -- cons designed specifically to target you and your business.
How to Safeguard Online Shopping Transactions
Security

How to Safeguard Online Shopping Transactions

A secure credit-card transaction system can encourage shoppers to make purchases and help ensure that you stay in business.
Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Computer Security
Security

Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Computer Security

If you aren't equipped to fight a cyber war, you can hire mercenaries who are.
A Seven-Step Guide to Protecting Customer Privacy
Security

A Seven-Step Guide to Protecting Customer Privacy

By following these tips, small businesses can create a privacy plan that boosts customer trust -- and sales.
Three Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Safely
Security

Three Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Safely

Here's how you can keep sensitive business information secure when logging online from public networks.
What Technologies Banks Should Be Using to Keep Your Money Safe
Security

What Technologies Banks Should Be Using to Keep Your Money Safe

A look at security-related banking tools that guard your business from fraud.
What to Do If Your Business Gets Hacked
Security

What to Do If Your Business Gets Hacked

Your network has been broken into. Now what? Here are six steps to clean up the mess and make sure it doesn't happen again.
Business Groups Object to Major Domain Name Expansion
Building a Website

Business Groups Object to Major Domain Name Expansion

Smaller companies could see higher costs, and few gains, when a flood of new online domains take effect.