Stories by Tim Greene

Startup takes the effort out of endpoint detection and response

Startup Red Canary is offering an endpoint detection and response service based in the cloud that is backed up by a team of analysts who weed out false alarms.

By Tim Greene | 27 March, 2015 23:08

Tags: security, Bit9, endpoint security, intel

Vectra Networks ships a new sensor for its attack-detection gear

Vectra Networks is rolling out a new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks.

By Tim Greene | 27 March, 2015 22:57

Tags: security, Damballa

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests' devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

By Tim Greene | 27 March, 2015 06:25

Tags: Cylance, security

Mobile ‘sextortion' schemes on rise, Trend Micro reports

Sextortion rings that dupe victims into recording themselves performing sexual acts and afterward demanding ransom or they will publicly distribute the recordings are on the rise according to a report by Trend Micro.

By Tim Greene | 25 March, 2015 04:49

Tags: trend micro, security

Premera, Anthem breaches probably espionage, expert says

Attackers who compromised personal data of about 11 million customers of healthcare provider Premera were likely after intelligence about groups or individuals, not cashing in on the information, even though it has enormous market value, experts say.

By Tim Greene | 20 March, 2015 02:10

Tags: Anthem, cyber espionage, security, Bit9, data breach, blue shield

Hackers compromise 1.8 million medical records from healthcare provider Premera

Hackers who went undetected for eight months gained wholesale access to medical records and other personal data of the 1.8 million Premera Blue Cross health plan members in Washington State and Alaska as well as anyone who did business with the company.

By Tim Greene | 18 March, 2015 12:42

Tags: security, data breach, Healthcare, health care, industry verticals, Mandiant, blue shield, fbi

Windows 10 embraces iris scans, facial recognition

Microsoft is embracing biometric login with a new feature of Windows 10 that can recognize faces, fingerprints and irises for authentication it claims is more secure than passwords.

By Tim Greene | 18 March, 2015 05:29

Tags: Microsoft, security, biometrics, intel, Sense

MIT launches three-pronged effort to thwart cyber attacks

MIT is attacking cybersecurity from three angles: technical, regulatory and managerial through three programs and in partnership with major corporations.

By Tim Greene | 14 March, 2015 02:11

Tags: cybersecurity, boeing, security, BAE Systems, BBVA, intel, raytheon

Venafi: First three months of Clinton private email was unencrypted and unauthenticated

During the first three months of Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State, the private mail server she used for sending emails was unencrypted and unauthenticated using digital certificates, according to a study of her mail domain by security firm Venafi.

By Tim Greene | 13 March, 2015 02:06

Tags: security, venafi

10 security startups to watch in 2015

A wealth of young security companies is trying to capitalize on businesses moving toward security platforms that help them respond more quickly when they suffer successful cyber attacks in hopes of limiting the damage they do.

By Tim Greene | 11 March, 2015 07:19

Tags: security, computerworld

Kaspersky: ‘A very bad incident' awaits critical infrastructure

Cyber-terrorism attacks against power grids, water supply systems, chemical plants and other critical infrastructure loom as a threat that could become harsh reality before slow-moving agencies act to secure them better, says the head of Kaspersky Lab.

By Tim Greene | 11 March, 2015 06:25

Tags: kaspersky labs, security, kaspersky lab

Blue Coat Systems gets flipped for $2.4 billion

Blue Coat Systems is being sold by one private equity firm to another for $2.4 billion as it is prepped to go public again after it was taken off the stock market in 2012.

By Tim Greene | 11 March, 2015 05:19

Tags: business issues, mergers & acquisitions, cloud security, Blue Coat Systems, Capita, raytheon

10 young security companies to watch in 2015

A wealth of young security companies is trying to capitalize on businesses moving toward security platforms that help them respond more quickly when they suffer successful cyberattacks in hopes of limiting the damage they do.

By Tim Greene | 10 March, 2015 21:06

Tags: companies to watch, security, computerworld

New Forescout CEO wants to make partners an offer they can't refuse

ForeScout has named a new CEO who has big plans for making the company's products the remediation layer of choice for other vendors' security offerings that find problems with endpoints but can't fix them.

By Tim Greene | 27 February, 2015 06:14

Tags: Gigamon, IBM, Microsoft, security, cloud security, FireEye, Damballa, ForeScout, intel, Oracle, mcafee

Dtex software fights insider threats

Dtex Systems, a security company born in Australia 15 years ago, is just now bringing its insider-threat-detection software to the U.S.

By Tim Greene | 26 February, 2015 05:00

Tags: Anthem, Aviva, Gartner, insider threat, security

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