Blog Posts Tagged with "Security"

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Freedom versus Security

May 31, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons

In a few years’ time, besides protecting ourselves against cyber-attacks we will also have to look for mechanisms that guarantee our rights against government abuse of power. Some people are talking about the introduction of “Internet passports” to identify Internet users...

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Security and Due Diligence

May 28, 2011 Added by:Chris Blask

Behind all the technology and corporations and globe-spanning markets and networks there are individual human beings. The actions and intent of those individuals shines through the layers between them and the rest of us like arc lights through kleenex. There is no replacement for intent...

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The Future of Secure Mobile Computing?

May 27, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Using a Bare-Metal-Boot Mode, these devices never have to touch the hard drive of the host machine, and with capacities up to 128GB, there is plenty of room for data storage as well. Add to that encryption and dual factor authentication and you’ve got an incredibly secure device...

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Symantec: Spammers Creating Fake URL Shorteners

May 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“With legitimate URL-shortening services attempting to tackle abuse more seriously, spammers seem to be experimenting with ways to establish their own services to better avoid disruption... We expect spammers to continue abusing them..."

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Mobile Network Operators Lack PCI DSS Compliance

May 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The survey shows that there is clearly room for improvement by the mobile operator community in addressing PCI DSS compliance, and it is critical that operators not yet compliant take appropriate measures to ensure the security of their customer’s sensitive cardholder data..."

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The Top Eleven IT Skills for 2011

May 22, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

Security will always be a hot skill set. All IT pros must have a good understanding of both physical and electronic security. This does not mean that every IT Pro must be able to perform a penetration test, but they must understand and prevent attacks against their network...

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Convenience or Security?

May 19, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Can mobile devices be managed without limiting their functionality and convenience? Obviously, there’s no easy answer to this question. Much of how an organization handles its security policy depends on the type of business it is and the sensitivity of the information being handled...

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Every Employee is a Security Partner

May 18, 2011 Added by:Robb Reck

By using a well-tested framework we can ensure that our organization’s security needs are adequately documented. The policies are critical, but they are only the framework. To flesh out the program we need the actual implementation, and that’s where the rest of the staff comes in...

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Top Five Business Security Risks

May 17, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

At 2010’s Defcon, a game was played in which contestants used the telephone to convince company employees to voluntarily cough up information they probably shouldn’t have. Of 135 “targets” of the social engineering “game,” 130 blurted out sensitive information...

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Japan Says 'No' to Sony PlayStation Network Relaunch

May 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference," said Kazushige Nobutani, Japan's director of media and content in the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry...

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Security on Mobile Payment Terminals via Consumer Devices

May 16, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

The reality of the situation is that we don't have any good answers. I've been looking unsuccessfully for some type of guidance that doesn't rely on the underlying mobile OS to protect the application - but that's really a fool's errand anyway...

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Facebook Debuts Two-Factor Login Authentication

May 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The new authentication feature allows users the option of requiring that a one-time numeric authentication code be entered in addition to the standard username/password combination if the network detects a login attempt from a device that has not been previously saved by the user...

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Congress Bans Collaboration with China - Cites Espionage Risk

May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The bill prohibits any engagements “to develop, design, plan, promulgate, implement or execute a bilateral policy, program, order, or contract of any kind to participate, collaborate, or coordinate bilaterally in any way with China or any Chinese-owned company..."

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Who's Interested in Privacy, or Online Security For That Matter ?

May 04, 2011 Added by:Gurudatt Shenoy

Unless people take seriously the risks of online commerce and information sharing, it is not going to get better any time soon. My message is simple, I should be the owner and manager of my information and security, not some data center administrator on the cloud...

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The Dangers of Opening Your Mouth

May 03, 2011 Added by:Eric Irvin

It's important that we continue to listen as much as we talk, and dissect statements, data, and ideas as critically as possible. As the world of Information Security grows, we can not afford to be spoon-fed our thoughts and ideas from speakers, magazine articles, and vendors...

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Should You Worry About Smartphone Security?

May 02, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“Mobile systems lag far behind the established industry standard for open disclosure about problems and regular patch distribution. For example, Google has never made an announcement to its android-security-announce mailing list, although of course they have released many patches.."

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