IT Security


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.

Novonics Promotes David Forth to Senior Product Manager

In his new position, Foth will continue to be responsible for product line management of wireless, 900MHz mesh network products and will help oversee go-to-market strategies for Inovonics’ transmitters, transceivers and sensors for use in life safety and commercial security systems.

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.

Key Source International Unveils Auto-Locking Keyboard to Protect Sensitive Data

Key Source International has announced the SonarLocID, an integrated keyboard that addresses the most important aspect of workstation security: the logoff.

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