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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Healthcare Network Migrates to Contactless, Multi-application Access Control

HID Global has enabled the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (AEHN) to re-badge more than 7,000 personnel following the firm’s spin-off and corporate re-branding, while also migrating to higher-security 13.56 MHz contactless technologies.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

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  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2022

    May / June 2022

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