Stories by Stacy Collett

Five new threats to your mobile device security

Attacks that proved successful on PCs are now being tested on unwitting mobile device users to see what works -- and with the number of mobile devices with poor protection soaring, there are plenty of easy targets. "Attackers are definitely searching after the weakest point in the chain," and then honing in on the most successful scams, says Lior Kohavi, CTO at CYREN, a cloud-based security solutions provider in McLean, Va.

How security is using IAM to manage BYOD

What do smartphones and corporate credit cards have in common? Very soon, both will be monitored by employers in an effort to detect abnormal or otherwise suspicious patterns of activity. In the age of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, companies are turning to techniques like these to manage access from smartphones and tablets to their internal systems and to confirm the identities of the people using them.

Google speeds up expansion

There's little doubt that Google Inc. is indeed king of online media. In August 2007 alone, Google captured 57% of worldwide market share among search engines, with more than 37 billion search inquiries, according to analyst firm comScore Inc. in Reston, Va. Add to that a mind-boggling stock price of US$711 per share on Nov. 5. Not surprisingly, this dominance has led to endless rumors about where Google is headed next.