IT Security


Android Phone Users Warned of Hong Tou Tou Virus

A new virus on Android devices has been spotted in China by NetQin, a mobile security service provider. Dubbed "Hong Tou Tou," the virus targets Chinese users and is distributed by hiding itself in legitimate apps such as the well-known game RoboDefense.

Report Examines Privacy, Security Risks in Patient Health Data

A new report, "Privacy and Security in Health Care: A Fresh Look," released by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, identifies the risks associated with privacy and security breaches in healthcare. The report offers guidance to help minimize potential privacy and security threats as health reform drives increased exchange of online health information.

Study: Latest Technologies Straining Cybersecurity Staffs

A study based on a survey of more than 10,000 information security professionals worldwide finds that a growing number of technologies that business are adopting widely are challenging information security executives and their staffs, potentially endangering the security of government agencies, corporations and consumers worldwide over the next several years.

Report: Even With Drop In Spam, Cybercriminals Gaining Ground

Frustrated e-mail users may have noticed a significant drop in spam in recent months, but cybercriminals are gaining ground with creative new phishing methods and making exploit kits more robust, according to the latest Security Labs Report from M86 Security.

Opera Solutions Adds Former IBM Deputy CTO to Leadership Team

Herb Kelsey will pilot Opera's initiatives for new product development in cybersecurity and intelligence analysis.

Department Of Defense Wants To Enlist Private Sector For Cyber Defense

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III is expanding a number of programs to bring much needed private sector expertise into the military.

RSA Chief Calls For Proof, Not Promises To Assure Trust In Cloud Computing

In his opening keynote at RSA Conference 2011, Art Coviello, executive vice president of EMC and executive chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC, outlined a strategy to close the trust void that holds many organizations back from deploying mission-critical applications in cloud environments.



Animetrics App Uses Facial Recognition to Secure Smartphones

Based on the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, the apps accurately verify a user's identity using only his or her face through cloud-based facial search and retrieval applications.

Becrypt Appoints Head of Global Head of Marketing

Kieth Ricketts will be responsible for all marketing activities across Becrypt’s worldwide operations. A major focus will be the continued development of Becrypt’s U.S. operation, as this market remains a key growth opportunity for the company.

HID Global Facilitates Secure Network Access For More Than 85,000 U.S. Government Employees

HID Global, provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, recently announced it has secured an 85,000-unit order from a major U.S. government agency for the company’s OMNIKEY contact smart card readers for network authentication.

Poll: Greatest IT Security Challenges Organizational, Budget Related

Application Security Inc., a provider of database security, risk and compliance solutions for the enterprise, Unisphere Research and the Oracle Applications Users Group announced the 2011 Data Security report, "Managing Information in Insecure Times."

RSA Establishes Cloud Trust Authority To Accelerate Cloud Computing Adoption

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, recently announced the RSA Cloud Trust Authority, a set of cloud-based services designed to facilitate secure and compliant relationships among organizations and cloud service providers.

SentryBay Signs Global OEM Agreement with Mobile Active Defense

Under the terms of the new agreement Mobile Active Defense and SentryBay will apply its award-winning enterprise-level smartphone security software to its secure browsing technology on iPhones, iPads, Nokia/Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Google Android phones.

UL Unveils Framework For Certifying Resiliency Of Network, Data Center Products

UL recently announced the release of a new framework for certifying the resiliency of network and data center products. UL 2825 marks the first deliverable in response to recently introduced U.S. legislation requiring independent certification of network and security-related product performance and protection.

Explore Anywhere Names Oliver Nelson as CEO

Nelson is an advertising and marketing professional with a diverse background that includes experience in both the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer B2C realms.

Research: Organizations With Highly Mobile Workforces More Susceptible To IT Security Issues

Organizations spend an average of 127 hours per month managing on-site security solutions and related problems, according to new research from Webroot, the first Internet security service company. The top time thieves are updating software and hardware, reimaging infected machines, and enforcing end user Internet and e-mail policies.

Mobile Active Defense Partners with MainNerve on Healthcare Smartphone Security

Mobile Application Development (M.A.D.) Partners LLC and MainNerve are collaborating to provide iPhone, iPad and smartphone security and compliance to the critical healthcare sector.

Retired FBI Agent to be Board Chairman for LIGATT Security International

LIGATT Security International has appointed recently retired FBI Special Agent Gregory Scott as the company's newest chairman for of its board of directors.

Dell Closes SecureWorks Acquisition

Dell announced that it has closed its acquisition of SecureWorks Inc., a provider of information security services and expanding Dell’s IT-as-a-service offerings.

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