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  • Apple Pay rival MCX defends security after hackers steal emails

    The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a consortium of 58 major U.S. retailers whose mobile payment network will take on the new Apple Pay early in 2015, today held a hastily-organized news conference to address questions about a hack that pilfered consumer email addresses.

  • Detoured by Shellshock and Poodle

    As I moved into the information security position at my new company a few weeks ago, I was anxious to do a full assessment of our security defenses. But I was immediately sidetracked by, not one, but two major vulnerabilities that couldn't be ignored. Those were fires that had to be put out before I could do anything else.

  • We just might put a dent in data breaches

    Is the dawn of the age of ubiquitous e-payments finally here? Can we throw away our credit cards yet?

  • Small cell device tech set to connect workplace Wi-Fi with 3G and LTE

    Cisco says small cell technology is primed for explosive growth as it plans to connect 3G and LTE cellular networks to Wi-Fi access points that are already widely deployed in many enterprise facilities.

  • Dept. of Homeland Security tools aimed at Heartbleed-like security evils

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a Web portal aimed at assisting software developers in vetting their code for weaknesses hackers can exploit. The DHS calls this portal the Software Assurance Marketplace, or SWAMP for short. It's not a ‘marketplace' in the sense that money is changing hands for products and services, but rather more a place to share tools, techniques and information.

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