Security Bytes:

March, 2012


March 13, 2012  1:37 PM

Information security roles and the cloud

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

A recurring theme I hear at conferences is that security teams can’t fight the inevitable shift to cloud computing, and instead need to figure out ways to adapt. This message was echoed at

March 12, 2012  1:02 PM

Getting offensive about zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

The big-bad scary zero-day exploit: it sends almost the same kind of shivers down everyone’s back as APT. Yet, like the


March 8, 2012  3:56 PM

Changes to European privacy laws foreshadow serious business impact

Jane Wright Jane Wright Profile: Jane Wright

Changes to the data protection regulations are on the way for the 27 countries of the European Union, and the fallout in Europe serves as a good case study for U.S. governing bodies and...


March 7, 2012  5:14 PM

How CloudFlare’s website security service protected LulzSec

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

When it comes to customer case studies, CloudFlare has one of the most...


March 6, 2012  9:01 PM

What are the best Android mobile security apps?

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Traditional antivirus vendors are doing a good job detecting and blocking known mobile malware, according to Av-Test, a Germany-based independent service provider that tests antivirus and antimalware software. The firm tested the detection capabilities of a variety of available 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 2, 2012  6:17 PM

OpenDNS hires Websense CTO to guide enterprise DNS security services

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

DNS services provider OpenDNS has hired away the chief technology officer of security...


March 2, 2012  12:06 AM

Struggling to maintain compliance amidst conflicting priorities

Jane Wright Jane Wright Profile: Jane Wright

Government and businesses – and individuals – often have competing priorities when it comes to information security and privacy, and those competing priorities are reflected in the multitude of ever-


March 1, 2012  1:24 PM

Microsoft Azure outage apparently triggered by leap year glitch

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service suffered a worldwide outage that started Tuesday and was apparently triggered by a timing miscalculation for the leap year. The company was continuing to work on Wednesday to resolve the Azure outage, which continued to affect some customers. Microsoft said it...


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