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February 21, 2014  6:01 PM

Black Hat researcher turns out the lights



Posted by: Robert Richardson
Security

With Black Hat's conference in Singapore coming up next month, I found myself chatting with independent security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani, who'll be giving a presentation at the March 25-28 event. We talked mostly about some things he'd learned about the Philips...

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September 27, 2013  9:14 PM

Fortune 1000 companies keep their mouths closed, Willis says



Posted by: Robert Richardson
Security

Ran across the Fortune 1000 Cyber Disclosure Report, published earlier this month by Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings. The report found that among the Fortune...


July 16, 2013  9:18 PM

Uniqul offers facial recognition payment scheme.



Posted by: Robert Richardson
Security

I'm fairly sure that the folks at Uniqul are serious--they've recently announced a product that uses facial recognition to extract your payments when you buy things. You scan your purchases, it scans your face, and then you or...


July 26, 2012  6:46 PM

FFIEC cloud computing risks document: Where’s the beef?



Posted by: Marcia Savage
Security

It seems the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council could have done a little better with its cloud computing advisory. Earlier this month, the FFIEC issued a statement on...

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July 18, 2012  9:04 PM

Federal cloud computing strategy faces challenges, GAO finds



Posted by: Marcia Savage
Security

A recent audit into U.S. federal agencies' adoption of cloud computing services highlighted challenges that likely would resonate with private enterprises looking to move applications to the cloud. The report by the U.S. Government...

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July 13, 2012  10:56 PM

Yahoo fixes flaw that led to password breach



Posted by: Marcia Savage
Security

Well it could have been worse. Yahoo on Friday said it has fixed the vulnerability that allowed hackers to expose approximately 450,000 email addresses and passwords belonging to the Yahoo Contributor Network. That's a huge number but still small potatoes compared to the half billion visitors Yahoo...


July 9, 2012  1:20 PM

DNSChanger malware problems unlikely



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Security

DNSChanger infections have declined precipitously, but remaining systems could have Internet access turned off today. It appears the Internet will not be thrown into turmoil as a result of the FBI shutting down the servers feeding systems containing DNSChanger malware. The...


June 28, 2012  1:08 PM

Putting the mobile botnet threat in perspective



Posted by: Jane Wright
Security

Mobile device security threats are taking center stage as IT managers strive to protect and control these nimble creatures that contain company information and access the company network.  But looking at the...


June 8, 2012  4:13 PM

CSO chat: The BYOD trend, big data security and cloud



Posted by: Marcia Savage
Security

Wednesday's Cornerstones of Trust Conference featured an interesting CSO discussion of some of the hottest topics infosecurity pros are dealing with today, including the


May 24, 2012  1:24 PM

Lookingglass’ ScoutVision adds visibility in managing partner security risks



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Lookingglass, risk managment, ScoutVision, Security

For years, the mantra of the security industry has been to get enterprises to look internally for weaknesses and activity that can raise a red flag to a malware-infected machine or an employee with malicious intentions. But


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