Stories by Bob Brown

UC Berkeley makes third data breach disclosure in past 15 months

UC Berkeley on Friday -- THE time for issuing bad news even in these days of 24-hour news cycles -- revealed that it has alerted 80,000 current and former faculty, staff, students and vendors in the wake of a late December "criminal cyberattack" that could have compromised Social Security and bank account numbers.

Bob Brown | 01 Mar | Read more

Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom

Chief Information Security Officer Christian Hamer, who is responsible for policy and awareness across Harvard University and whose team handles security operations and incident response, took part on a panel last week at the Campus Technology conference in Boston (Campus Technology's Rhea Kelly moderated; ESET researcher Lysa Myers was also an expert panelist). Here's a selection of Hamer's more notable observations:

Bob Brown | 05 Aug | Read more

Apple: Masque hasnt attacked any iPhone, iPad users yet

Following a <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2847857/mobile-security/u-s-government-issues-alert-about-apple-ios-masque-attack-threat.html">U.S. government warning about an iPhone and iPad security threat dubbed Masque Attack</a>, Apple has issued a statement assuring customers that they're probably okay.

Bob Brown | 15 Nov | Read more

Sorriest technology companies of 2014

It's so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for their assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions.

Bob Brown | 30 Sep | Read more

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