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January 18, 2018  4:38 PM

The strange case of the ‘HP backdoor’ in Lenovo switches

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

Concern about government-mandated backdoors in technology products may be at an all-time high, but the recent discovery of an "HP backdoor" in Lenovo networking gear should prove equally alarming for the IT industry. The computer maker last week issued a security advisory, LEN-16095, for an...

January 9, 2018  6:50 PM

Intel keynote misses the mark on Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage last night at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, he began his keynote by addressing the elephants in the room – the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting


December 28, 2017  9:15 PM

After 2017, data breach fatigue should be a thing of the past

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

After the number of major data breaches in 2017, it wouldn't be surprising to see some measure of data breach fatigue set in for both the general public and enterprises. Such an occurrence, however, would mean we missed valuable lessons from some of this year's worst breaches. First, a...


November 22, 2017  5:33 PM

Uber data breach raises unsettling questions for infosec

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

Uber Technologies, Inc., is no stranger to self-inflicted wounds, but the latest visit to the infirmary goes far beyond the kinds of running-with-scissors episodes that have made the ride sharing company infamous. Bloomberg Technology reported Tuesday that Uber suffered a massive data breach in...


May 3, 2017  8:14 PM

Verizon DBIR 2017 loses international contributors

Michael Heller Michael Heller Profile: Michael Heller
Security

Looking at the overall numbers for the contributors to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) from the past five years, it would seem like the amount of partners is hitting a plateau, but looking at the specifics raises questions about international data sharing. The number of...


February 24, 2017  7:39 PM

RSA Conference 2017: Are software regulations coming for developers?

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

Security expert Bruce Schneier dragged an uncomfortable but very real possibility into public view during RSA Conference 2017, and it should have developers of all types pondering a very grim future full of software regulations. Schneier discussed his case for internet of things (IoT) regulation...


February 15, 2017  4:53 PM

Christopher Young: Don’t sleep on the Mirai botnet

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

SAN FRANCISCO -- While much of the talk at this year's RSA Conference has been about future IoT threats and new attacks, Intel Security's Christopher Young urged attendees not forget the past -- specifically, the Mirai


February 8, 2017  9:09 PM

Five things to watch at RSA Conference 2017

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
iot security, Security

RSA Conference 2017 officially kicks off Monday, and once again it will bring several topics, trends and potential controversies to the center of attention of the information security industry. Unlike


June 30, 2016  2:34 PM

The healthcare industry is making it far too easy for hackers

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright
Security

It's becoming harder and harder for me to read about the glaring security holes, the bafflingly risky behaviors and the all-around worst practices of the healthcare...

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May 20, 2016  9:01 PM

Throwing money at the cybersecurity problem?

Kathleen Richards Profile: Kathleen Richards
Security

According to market forecasts, more companies are investing in cybersecurity and that spending is likely to increase dramatically in the next few...


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