The Identity Theft Resource Center has recorded 450 data breaches so far this year, and here are the worst that become known between July and September
Stories by Ellen Messmer
McAfee has unveiled a security appliance it calls McAfee Advanced Threat Defense which uses sandboxing technology to open incoming files to safely "explode" them to see if they contain stealthy malware.
Gartner said its survey of 720 companies asked about their plans to invest in Big Data gathering and analysis show that almost two-thirds are funding projects or plan to this year, with media/communications and banking firms leading the way.
Cyber-criminals are compromising websites at hosting companies at an ever furious rate in order to exploit them to host dangerous content and send spam via compromised accounts, according to messaging security firm Cloudmark in its threat report today.
We list the worst data breach incidents recorded by ITRC
The firewall in decades past was mainly the port-based guardian of the Internet. Now vendors are vying to build so-called "next-generation firewalls" that are "application-aware" because they can monitor and control access based on application use.
Trend Micro today announced a slate of cloud-based security services that it says protect servers for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers.
McAfee Thursday announced it’s providing a one-time password function as part of its Cloud Single Sign On service for more securely provisioning and de-provisioning hundreds of cloud-based services for enterprise use.
HP says it now has a free service called Fortify My App that lets anyone building mobile or Web applications upload code to the Fortify software-as-a-service and get a limited analysis about whether the code has specific vulnerabilities or design flaws.
Under the helm of new CEO Steve Bennett, Symantec late yesterday outlined a re-organization intended to lead to a leaner company and a new range of security and backup services and products, built primarily on internal research and development not acquisitions, within the next six to nine months.
Symantec this week announced two new data encryption options, one that is file-based encryption for use with Dropbox, and the second that works as an extension to the Apple iOS mail client to encrypt and decrypt documents.
At Symantec Research Labs, Symantec's internal research and development arm, there are a number of projects underway which are likely to emerge as products and services within the next 18 months. Sanjay Sawhney, the senior director of research, product development, recently showed off three projects the company is developing.
Social media - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and so forth - has become a way of life for companies and their employees to interact with the public, but beating back the fraudsters that try to prey on customers, not to mention keeping employees from spilling sensitive data, is becoming a full-time job for many.
RSA's <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/031811-rsa-warns-securid-customers-after.html?hpg1=bn">disclosure last night</a> that it has suffered a sophisticated cyberattack in which attackers obtained some type of information about RSA's SecurID product for two-factor authentication is prompting a variety of suggestions in how customers should deal with the problem.
Dell Wednesday announced its first endpoint encryption product, along with the possibility of factory installation on certain Dell PCs.
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