Stealthy, sometime long-term cyber-espionage attacks to steal sensitive proprietary information -- what some now call "advanced persistent threats" (APT) -- have become a top worry for businesses.
Ellen Messmer |
08 Aug |
Increasingly, businesses accept the idea that employees should be able to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2011/072711-andreas.html?hpg1=bn">use their personal mobile devices</a>, such as <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/061510-smartphone-history.html">smartphones</a> and tablets, for work. But debate is raging as to whether these employee-owned devices should be <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/061511-smartphones-tablets-security.html">managed and secured</a> exactly as corporate-owned devices might be.
Ellen Messmer |
28 Jul |
Data security is always top of mind for CIOs and CSOs, and there is no shortage of challenges when it comes to picking the right tool for the job. With network and software vulnerabilities growing at a perpetual rate, good security software can help defend against many of the large-scale threats that occur locally and from all over the Internet. In this edition of 5 open source things to watch, we take a look at security products that will guard against threats without robbing your kitty.
Rodney Gedda |
20 Jan |
Contributions from free and open software makers can be found throughout the tech world. From your datacenter to the desktop and everywhere in between; there's an open solution to your computing needs. This is no less true in information security. My focus in this article is the several outstanding information security desktop tools that personify the innovation and ingenuity of the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) world. Please keep in mind that all of these applications (except one) are cross-platform so you can find appropriate versions on whatever you run (BSD, Mac OSX, Linux or Windows). The examples herein, however, will be catered to the largest install base (statistically): Microsoft Windows.
Joseph Guarino |
01 Apr |
For both enterprises and consumers, one of the big draws of Windows 7 has been its tighter security features.
Shane O'Neill |
04 Feb |
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The number and complexity of cyber-attacks has been increasing steadily over the last decade. Many adversaries are targeting the communications and information systems of organisations to extract large amounts of sensitive data, often hijacking insider credentials as a preferred method of breach. Identity has become today’s biggest security gap.
Dean Nicholls |
31 Mar |
Digital information is the heart of today’s organisations. It’s growing exponentially, and its eﬀective use and management is directly linked to the continued success of the modern enterprise. However, digital technologies and global interconnection have introduced a signiﬁcant number of new risks and greatly ampliﬁed existing ones. There are now many signiﬁcant, high-proﬁle examples of information risks being realised, and their impacts continue to grow. Organisations simply must improve their management of information risk.
Steve Durbin |
30 Mar |
The continuous coverage of network breaches and data leaks, indicates that information security has become a dangerous blind spot for many businesses. This is making it critical for CEO’s to familiarise themselves with their organisation’s internet security policies and procedures, as they become increasingly accountable for any failures.
David Higgins |
27 Mar |
The international cyber-security versus cyber-crime battle is gathering pace and what we’re seeing is the formation of international alliances to fight this rising scourge. However, the online world is unlike any other, it will take more than a defensive mindset to win this battle.
Mark Gregory |
26 Mar |
Over the last few years the topic of cyber security has gone mainstream. It’s now being actively discussed in boardrooms. The years 2012-2014 will go down in history as a period when many major corporations were breached, with the Sony Pictures hack becoming a landmark moment—nation-state actors got involved and executive orders authorising political sanctions were issued.
Puneet Kukreja |
26 Mar |
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