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  • 11 predictions for security in 2015

    Predictions for 2015 In the world of business, correctly seeing the future even a few months out can provide a leg up on the competition or, in the case of cybersecurity, on ever-present attackers. A missed guess can leave one scrambling to catch up. So, here are some predictions for 2015 on security from research firms Gartner and Forrester Research, and from Arthur W. Coviello Jr., executive chairman of RSA.

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  • API security leaves apps vulnerable: 5 ways to plug the leaks

    Many Starbucks customers got a jolt in May when cyberthieves were discovered stealing money from their credit cards and payment accounts by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile apps. The culprit was believed to be a hole in an application-programming interface (API), though perhaps not on Starbucks' site but on another app where overused passwords were stolen and reused, according to reports.

    Stacy Collett | 08 Aug | Read more

  • Where is Your Cloud? Four Compliance Best Practices

    If you think the phrase "It's in the cloud" means that your data resides on the Internet and is thus accessible everywhere equally, think again. Most infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud services share the same residence model as traditional hosting and outsourcing deployments -- they live in specific data centers in specific geographies. This means that customer data is generated and most likely stored in this physical location, giving it legal and privacy implications.

    James Staten | 19 Apr | Read more

  • Forrester: Deep Packet Inspection As An Enabling Technology

    Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a technique that has seen success in traffic management, <a href="http://www.csoonline.com">security</a>, and network analysis. It is a technology that performs content analysis of network packets at line speed but is different from header or metadata-based packet inspection, which is typically performed by switches, firewalls, and IDS/IPS devices. A general DPI solution provides deep packet inspection for different applications.

    Chenxi Wang | 10 Jun | Read more

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