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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.