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Webroot SecureAnywhere Brings Protection to the Cloud

Computer and data security is becoming a much more complex issue to manage for many businesses and consumers. Webroot hopes to simplify it, and make sure you are protected no matter what device or platform you might be using with the <a href="http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products.html">launch of SecureAnywhere</a>.

Tony Bradley | 05 Oct | Read more

Fail a security audit already -- it's good for you

Failing an audit sounds like the last thing any company wants to happen. But that's because audits are seen by many as the goal of a security program. In reality, audits are only the means of testing whether enforcement of security matches the policies. In the broader context, though, an audit is a means to avoid a breach by learning the lesson in a "friendly" exercise rather than in the real world. If the audit is a stress-test of your environment that helps you find the weaknesses before a real attack, you should be failing audit every now and then. After all, if you're not failing any audits there are two possible explanations:

Andreas M. Antonopoulos | 05 Oct | Read more

Ten security essentials for the networked enterprise

The ideal information security environment is different depending on who you talk to. Your typical security engineer may say it must have firewalls, intrusion detection or any number of security focused technologies. Meanwhile a security tester may suggest that it is conducting penetration testing to provide assurances that security widgets are working well.

Simon Burson | 05 Oct | Read more

Massive DDoS attacks a growing threat to VoIP services

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in March brought down the voice-over-IP (VoIP) call processing supplied by TelePacific Communications to thousands of its customers, it marked a turning point for the local-exchange services provider in its thinking about security.

Ellen Messmer | 05 Oct | Read more

Hackers Crack Internet Encryption: Should You Be Worried?

Data encryption is the cornerstone of Internet security. Every time you log into your email account or sign into an online retailer like Amazon, chances are that your browser is establishing a secure connection to the server using an encryption technology called TLS (Transport Layer Security).

Alex Wawro | 05 Oct | Read more

Protect iPad data without hobbling users

Concerned about sensitive corporate data that lives on employees' iPads finding their way to places they shouldn't? Symantec says it has an answer to that risk, and it won't get in users' way. In early 2012, it plans to deliver an extension to its data loss prevention (DLP) product that enables DLP filtering from the iPad or, more precisely, from files, emails, and any other communication sent via HTTP and HTTPS from an iPad through the network.

Galen Gruman | 04 Oct | Read more

The future of malware

Personal information belonging to a <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/092111-massachusetts-data-compromised-251099.html">full third of Massachusetts residents has been compromised</a> in one way or another, according to the state's attorney general, citing statistics gleaned from a tough new data breach reporting law.

Jeff Vance | 03 Oct | Read more

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