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LightCyber rolls out new features for endpoint malware detection platform

LightCyber, another security startup with the roots in the Israeli military, has opened its doors in the U.S. and is announcing new products and features to make its mark in the crowded field of endpoint detection and remediation.

By Tim Greene | 30 January, 2015 03:49

Tags: AccessData, Gartner, malware detection, security, Bit9, endpoint security, Path, hacker

Breaches are a personal nightmare for corporate security pros

Beyond the compromise of valuable information, loss of revenues and damage to brand reputation, data breaches can pose a threat to the careers of security professionals involved: witness the sudden departures of both the CEO and the CIO of Target after last year's compromise of 40 million customers' credit cards.

By Tim Greene | 29 January, 2015 02:48

Tags: Target, security, data breach, sony

US startup finds malware intrusions by keeping an eye on processor radio frequencies

PFP Cybersecurity, a startup with roots in academia and the military, seeks out malware by analyzing the performance of hardware - not software and not the behavior of devices on the network.

By Tim Greene | 27 January, 2015 08:15

Tags: Anomaly Detection, Department of Homeland Security, security, Virginia Tech

Warning to white-hat hackers: Obama proposal a threat to what you do

President Obama's proposal to update the computer fraud and abuse act could put white-hat hackers at risk of prosecution as members of organized crime, the SchmooCon hacking conference was told.

By Tim Greene | 21 January, 2015 00:43

Tags: Google, Microsoft, security, hacker

Microsoft cloud services provide construction firm with cost-savings, increased productivity

Chicago-based Walsh Group Construction is finding that buying into Microsoft's Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite is yielding a mixed bag of benefits -- better BYOD, cost-saving, time-saving, increased productivity -- but adopting the cloud services required a dose of blind trust in their security.

By Tim Greene | 15 January, 2015 01:35

Tags: services, Microsoft Subnet, Microsoft, software

ISIS apparently hacks US Central Command Twitter account

The US Central Command Twitter account was hacked or at least defaced today apparently by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), posting tweets that threaten families of US soldiers and claiming to have hacked into military PCs.

By Tim Greene | 13 January, 2015 07:04

Tags: security, twitter, hacker, Pastebin

Advanced notice of Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes is no longer free

From now on if you want to see what patches Microsoft is going to issue on Patch Tuesday you'll have to pay for it.

By Tim Greene | 09 January, 2015 08:23

Tags: Microsoft, security

Worst security breaches of the year 2014: Sony tops the list

As 2014 winds down, the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment is clearly the biggest data breach of the year and among the most devastating to any corporation ever.

By Tim Greene | 19 December, 2014 07:24

Tags: security, data breach, Year in review 2014, sony

U.S. on Sony breach: North Korea did it

U.S. officials now believe North Korea is behind the attack that took down Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network and posted contents on the Internet, but the government hasn't decided whether to formally accuse the country of carrying out the hack, according to The New York Times.

By Tim Greene | 19 December, 2014 00:41

Tags: new york times, The New York Times, security, legal, Sony Hack, north korea, sony, cybercrime

Microsoft's $84 million man: What's Nadella done to earn it?

What could Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have done in just 10 months to convince shareholders he's worth the $84 million pay package they approved earlier this month?

By Tim Greene | 18 December, 2014 03:07

Tags: Gartner, Microsoft Subnet, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Cisco buying Neohapsis to boost security services

Cisco said Wednesday it is planning to buy Neohapsis, a security consulting firm that evaluates corporate security, risk and compliance, as part of its push into security as a service.

By Tim Greene | 11 December, 2014 07:28

Tags: security, Neohapsis, cisco, Cisco Subnet

Mobile device makers unleash FIDO

Vendors of mobile devices are lining up to implement an authentication scheme meant to make online transactions both simpler and more secure, known as the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) specification, which is being released today.

By Tim Greene | 10 December, 2014 08:53

Tags: FIDO Alliance, security, sony

Akamai: Surge in hackers using complex crimeware to drain money from online bank accounts

There is an increase in use of complex crimeware that gathers the passwords of online customers at specific banks and automatically transfer funds out of their accounts, according to Akamai's security group.

By Tim Greene | 04 December, 2014 09:37

Tags: security, Prolexic, Automatic

OpenDNS reinforces cloud security with ties to Check Point, ZeroFOX, others

OpenDNS has developed a partner API that lets security vendors connect their technologies to the OpenDNS cloud for enforcement, effectively extending protection to any device no matter where it connects to the Internet.

By Tim Greene | 04 December, 2014 00:26

Tags: OpenDNS, security, FireEye

Report: Startup promises to catch 100 per cent of network attacks with unique detection technology

Startup TrustPipe is announcing a security platform that categorizes network-based attacks and blocks them. The company claims that in two years of testing the software has never let attackers compromise the systems it has been protecting.

By Tim Greene | 03 December, 2014 00:44

Tags: ncr, Microsoft, security, endpoint security

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