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  • Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers says his purpose in speaking at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday wasn’t to scare anyone, but then he went ahead and called on everyone in the room to “accelerate everything you’re doing” to secure the internet of things.

    23 Sept. 16 05:15 Written by Bob Brown
  • How flexible should your infosec model be?

    Organizations need to stay on top of a fast-shifting threat landscape by updating their security policies -- without badgering users into a state of noncompliance.

    21 Sept. 16 20:30 Written by Beth Stackpole
  • FBI urges ransomware victims to step forward

    The FBI has issued a plea for those who have been hit by ransomware to report this to federal law enforcement so that the country can get a better sense of just how bad this problem really is.

    16 Sept. 16 23:38 Written by Bob Brown
  • 5 commonly misunderstood compliance terms

    Understanding the terms is critical given the complexity of compliance, and will help you when analyzing the best technology solutions to manage compliance as a whole

    31 Aug. 16 05:50 Written by By Dave Packer, ‎VP, Corporate and Product Marketing, Druva
  • Keep using password managers -- bugs and all

    A furor over bugs in password managers left users in a jam. Self-proclaimed security empress Jessy Irwin clears up the confusion

    19 Aug. 16 20:00 Written by Fahmida Y. Rashid
  • US senators want airline IT meltdowns to end

    Two high-profile airline technology meltdowns stranding thousands of travelers in the past couple weeks have prompted two US senators to push carriers to bolster their technology.
    Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)this week sent a letter to the most recent offenders -- Delta and Southwest -- as well as 11 other airlines to get a better handle on whether or not their information technology systems are reliable and resilient.

    17 Aug. 16 06:05 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Snowden: Auction of stolen NSA malware likely political

    A public auction of stolen NSA malware may be a warning to the U.S. that blaming Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee could have dire consequences, says Edward Snowden, who also famously breached NSA security.

    17 Aug. 16 05:47 Written by Tim Greene
  • RiskSense lands $7M for assessment service

    RiskSense, software-as-a-service that evaluates the security of corporate networks and generates a risk score, has been self-financed since its launch last year, but now has harnessed venture funding to help boost its R&D and hire marketing and sales staff.

    16 Aug. 16 22:28 Written by Tim Greene
  • Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

    Cisco’s security intelligence and research group Talos, said that it had reported a serious vulnerability in Rockwell Automation’s industrial control system – the MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controller (PLC).
    The Simple Network Management Protocol exploit could let an attacker take complete remote control of the MicroLogix system and modify the device firmware, letting an invader run his own malicious code on the device.

    16 Aug. 16 02:57 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Respect: Windows 10 security impresses hackers

    Windows is a popular attack target for criminals and researchers alike, but Microsoft has done a good job of making it harder to target security flaws in the OS

    15 Aug. 16 20:00 Written by Fahmida Y. Rashid
  • ‘Mayhem’ wins $2M first prize in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

    Cyber-reasoning platform Mayhem pulled down the $2 million first prize in a DARPA-sponsored Cyber Grand Challenge competition that pitted entrants against each other in the classic hacking game Capture the Flag, never before played by programs running on supercomputers.

    06 Aug. 16 01:29 Written by Tim Greene

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