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May 20, 2016  9:01 PM

Throwing money at the cybersecurity problem?

Kathleen Richards Profile: Kathleen Richards

According to market forecasts, more companies are investing in cybersecurity and that spending is likely to increase dramatically in the next few years. MarketsandMarkets has forecast cybersecurity growth at $170.21 billion worldwide by 2020, up from $106.32 billion in 2015. This outlook...

February 24, 2016  7:58 PM

RSA Conference 2016: An opportunity to take a stand

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
RSA Conference

This is our own fault. That was my first thought when I read the news last week that U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym had ordered Apple to assist the FBI in bypassing the...

April 3, 2015  8:03 PM

The transaction that lasts forever

Robert Richardson Robert Richardson Profile: Robert Richardson

Whether or not you think Bitcoin has a future, it has a couple of very interesting technological elements that will probably have a life of their own. The aspect that everyone talks about is that Bitcoins derive their value by dint of being “mined.” It takes time, computational power, and a...

March 4, 2015  5:19 PM

Why Hillary can’t mail

Robert Richardson Robert Richardson Profile: Robert Richardson

Reporting by The New York Times notwithstanding, it appears to this non-lawyer that Hillary Clinton probably didn't break any laws by using a personal email account to conduct state business. But legal or not, what should probably bother us all is that we can't help but assume that there's...

February 18, 2015  5:01 PM

When is an ISAC not an ISAC?

Robert Richardson Robert Richardson Profile: Robert Richardson

A lot of what went on at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, held at  Stanford University last week was for show — a reaction in particular to the attacks allegedly carried out by...

February 13, 2015  4:56 PM

Prevoty offers context-aware, automatic RASP

Robert Richardson Robert Richardson Profile: Robert Richardson

Though I’ll admit to a bit of skepticism about Runtime Application Self Protection (RASP), I was nevertheless impressed with a recent look at Prevoty. The two-year-old company’s...

November 16, 2011  5:42 PM

Cloud security among PCI Council 2012 special interest groups

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

The PCI Security Standards Council announced the latest slate of special interest groups that it will prioritize next year. Merchants, financial institutions, service providers and others voted on a variety of potential SIGs before settling on cloud, ecommerce security and risk assessment. This...

September 9, 2009  8:04 PM

Reuters: Obama ready to select cyber security czar

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Reuters reported Wednesday that Frank Kramer, a former assistant Defense secretary under President Bill Clinton. is the lead candidate, according to an unidentified source. Citing sources close to the matter, Reuters reported today that President Barak


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