IT Security


Irvine Sensors Forms Technical Advisory Board

Initial members of the board have been selected based on their recognized stature and experience in the commercial Information Security and Aerospace and Defense business sectors. They are: Jeff Debrosse, William McBorrough,Anthony J. Tether and Simon Williams.

National Cyber Security Alliance Elects New Board Officers

John Havermann, vice president and director of cyber programs at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), will serve as NCSA board president.

Survey: Half of Americans Concerned That Electronic Health Records Will Negatively Impact Privacy

CDW Healthcare, part of the public sector subsidiary of CDW LLC, recently announced the results of a national survey on patient perceptions of electronic health records and the security of personal health information.

Study: Average Cost Of Data Breach Increases To $7.2 Million

Symantec Corp. and the Ponemon Institute recently released the findings of the 2010 Annual Study: U.S. Cost of a Data Breach, which reveals data breaches grew more costly for the fifth year in a row.

Honeywell's Vindicator Technologies Gets DIACAP Certification

The testing certifies that the products can be safely installed on any network to protect mission-critical resources without exposing the organization to security risks.

Athena Releases PathFinder With Predictive Network Path Analysis

Athena Security, makers of the advanced network security analytics solution, Athena FirePAC, recently announced a new product that extends the core analysis from a device-centric view to a network-based view.

Survey: Cloud Computing Elevating Role Of IT

CA Technologies recently released a study indicating that cloud computing is enabling a more central role for IT in shaping business strategy and driving innovation.

(ISC)2 To Co-Locate Security Congress With ASIS 2011

(ISC)² the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, will co-locate its first annual (ISC)² Security Congress with the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 19-22.



Survey: 90 Percent Of Business Leaders Investing To Secure Computing Endpoints

IBM recently released results from a survey of nearly 300 information technology decision makers on their companies' endpoint security initiatives.

Free App Helps Online Shoppers Avoid Fake or Compromised Shopping Sites

Zscaler has released Safe Shopping, a free Firefox plugin that consumers can download to protect them from fake and compromised online stores.

Does Malicious Compliance Define Your Organization's Security Program?

Even with the best intentions, no law or regulation can address every possible security threat. Every organization has unique challenges, and new threats arise daily. Organizations who base security programs around only compliance are missing many security best practices and are at risk of a breach. We call this malicious compliance, and it is a constantly growing threat.

Report: 41 Percent of Organizations Not Protected Against IT Security Risks

The report, Risk and Compliance Outlook: 2011, commissioned by McAfee and conducted by Evalueserve, found that to address concerns about lack of IT protection, nearly half of all companies plan to spend an average of 21 percent more in 2011 on risk and compliance solutions.

Liberty University Uses Q1 Solution to Detect Network Threats on Universitywide Network

Liberty University, the largest and fastest-growing Evangelical Christian university worldwide, has selected QRadar Security Intelligence Platform from Q1 Labs to manage the university’s increasing amount of security related data, while improving the detection of threats across the university network.

Two More Spyware Programs Identified on Android Devices

On the heels of Hong Tou Tou, two more spyware programs on Android devices have been discovered. Named "SW.SecurePhone" and "SW.Qieting," the spyware may cause serious privacy leaks.

Microsoft Selects PhoneFactor to Provide Multi-Factor Security for HealthVault

PhoneFactor’s multi-factor authentication service has been integrated with Microsoft HealthVault, an online service designed to put consumers in control of their personal health information. HealthVault users can now benefit from an extra layer of security when signing into the service, further protecting their privacy and preventing identity theft and fraud.

MasterCard Boosts Security in its Payment Cards

NagraID Security, a Kudelski Group company, MasterCard Worldwide and Symantec Corp. have teamed up to introduce the MasterCard Display Card, which brings stronger authentication functionality on a payment card to the United States.

Palisade Systems Names Spencer Snedecor New Chief Executive Officer

Palisade Systems announced that Spencer Snedecor has joined the company as chief executive officer, effective immediately. In addition, Snedecor has joined Palisade Systems board of directors.

U.S., China Cooperate on Fighting Spam

The report will present voluntary best practices for reducing spam which, according to MAAWG, accounts for about 90 per cent of email traffic.

Entrust Credentialing Services, Smartcards Earn Microsoft Certification

The Entrust Inc. credentialing services and related smartcard technology have earned full Microsoft Certification for demonstrating hardware compatibility with the company's line of operating systems.

Spyware Compromises More Than 150000 Symbian Smartphones

A new variant of spyware "Spy.Felxispy" on Symbian devices causing privacy leakage has recently been captured by China’s National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre.

Featured

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

  • ISC West Announces Keynote Lineup

    ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), announced this year’s dynamic trio of speakers that will headline the Keynote Series at ISC West 2024. Read Now

    • Industry Events
  • Government is Top Targeted Industry for DDoS Attacks in Q4 2023

    The government sector experienced a surge of DDoS attacks in Q4 according to Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN), a global leader in integrated network and cybersecurity solutions. The Lumen Quarterly DDoS & Application Threat Report for Q4 2023 analyzes data from its DDoS mitigation platform and application protection partner, ThreatX, to provide an overview of the DDoS and application-layer attacks that targeted organizations in the last quarter of 2023. Read Now

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New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3