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  • Tech Industry Praises Cybersecurity Framework From White House

    By Kenneth Corbin | 18 February, 2014 14:17

    Leaders of the tech sector laud the Obama administration's rollout of voluntary cybersecurity guidelines, but broader private-sector adoption could remain a challenge.

  • Hack victims urged to share the gory details

    By Colin Neagle | 12 September, 2013 16:25

    It may be difficult to remember now, but not too long ago, cyberattacks rarely made headlines in mainstream news. That's not to say that these advanced persistent threats, sometimes state-sponsored or the product of organized crime, were uncommon. On the contrary, they were booming. It was just that few people liked to talk about them.

  • Chinese Government's Link to Cyber Espionage Clearer Than Ever

    By Thor Olavsrud | 20 February, 2013 16:09

    It's a common belief in the information security world that the Chinese government is behind many of the advanced persistent threats that target companies around the world in an effort to steal their IP and trade secrets. Now one security firm has come forward with years of evidence to link a prolific APT group to a unit inside the Chinese government.

  • 13 IT security myths debunked

    By Ellen Messmer | 15 February, 2013 23:19

    They're security myths, oft-repeated and generally accepted notions about IT security that ... simply aren't true. As we did a year ago, we've asked security professionals to share their favorite "security myths" with us. Here are 13 of them.

  • Mobile attacks top the list of 2013 security threats

    By Thor Olavsrud | 09 January, 2013 14:25

    For years, information security experts have predicted a spike in mobile malware. Will 2013 be the year of mobile attacks? And what other security threats are on the horizon?

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.