IT Security


Report: Malware Growth At An All-Time High

McAfee Inc. recently released the McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2010, revealing a steady growth of threats to mobile platforms.

Deborah MacCullum

Pivot3 Names New Vice President of Engineering

MacCallum, who reports directly to Pivot3 CEO Bob Fernander, has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. As vice president of engineering, she will drive product strategy and development of the Pivot3 suite of storage appliances.

Webroot Hires Former IBM Executive Jeff Santelices

An executive with more than 15 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, Santelices will lead a team focused on scaling Webroot's growth through relationships with strategic technology partners.

Palo Alto Networks Partner Program Aims to Provide Integrated Network Security

The program consists of a partnership of technology vendors committed to arming mutual customers with integrated solutions that fundamentally improve network security and risk management for enterprises.

SAIC and UMBC Launch Inaugural Cyber Challenge and Conference

The Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference (MDC3), to be held Oct. 21-22, will strengthen Maryland's position as a cybersecurity leader by bringing teams of current and prospective cybersecurity professionals together to develop the skills and techniques needed to protect vital information systems.

EU Agency Releases Report on Governmental Cloud Computing Security in EU

The main goal of the report is to support governmental bodies in taking informed, risk-based decisions regarding security of data, resilience of service and legal compliance on their way to the cloud. It also highlights security and resilience pros and cons of community, private and public cloud computing services for public bodies.

Ping Identity Expands Executive Team

Jonathan Buckley was named midmarket vice president, and Roger Oberg was named vice president of marketing for Ping Identity.

Blue Coat Web Security

Blue Coat Introduces Cloud Service and Web Security Module

Blue Coat Systems Inc. has introduced the Blue Coat Cloud Service, a scalable Internet-delivered service that leverages Blue Coat technology and the company’s WebPulse community of more than 70 million users.



January Sees Uptick In Targeted Attacks On Adobe Reader Files

GFI Software, an IT solutions provider for small and medium-sized enterprises, recently revealed continuing high levels of rogue security products circulating during January, and a surge in malware that takes aim at vulnerabilities within Adobe Reader and the .pdf file format -- two of the top 10 detections are aimed at exploiting holes within Adobe.

Facebook Chief Security Officer Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board

Joe Sullivan, Facebook's chief security officer, has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance's board of directors. The organization is a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens.

Codebench Integrates With Sielox's Pinnacle Software

Codebench Inc., a provider of TWIC / HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 authentication software, has integrated its PIVCheck Plus software with the Pinnacle access control software from Sielox, offering federal agencies and other organizations a fully compliant HSPD-12 solution.

NIST Issues Final Version of Full Virtualization Security Guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the final version of its recommendations for securely configuring and using full computing virtualization technologies.

U.S. Air Force Awards Contract to SAIC to Support Network-Centric Operations

SAIC will provide IT services in support of network-centric operations under the NETCENTS-2 Enterprise Integration and Services Management contract.

Trend Micro Completes Acquisition of Mobile Armor

The acquisition agreement between Trend Micro and Mobile Armor expands Trend Micro's data protection portfolio, extending its encryption offerings to span from endpoints all the way into the public cloud.

Security Experts Predicting Record Number Of Cyber Attacks Related To Super Bowl

Security experts predict record-breaking numbers of online threats and cyber attacks related to Super Sunday as compared to other holidays or events.

NIST Issues Set Of Guidelines For Managing Security, Privacy Issues In The Cloud

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued two new draft documents on cloud computing for public comment, including the first set of guidelines for managing security and privacy issues in cloud computing.

Mac

Panda Security Launches Panda Antivirus for Mac Corporate Edition

The new solution is ideal for companies operating with hybrid computing environments, delivering complete protection against all types of malware that affect Macintosh computers, regardless of whether they're running on Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows or Linux.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Idaho Falls Power Utility Cybersecurity Services

Lockheed Martin is responsible for assessing the Idaho Falls Power AMI network architecture to perform a risk assessment, identify security requirements, and provide recommendations for design elements and controls to mitigate vulnerabilities. Once the network is in place, the team will perform penetration testing and establish operational controls for the operations and maintenance of the systems.

Wireless Solutions Provider Rajant Taps Scott Shirer to Oversee Customer Support Team

Rajant Corporation, which provides kinetic mesh networks and pervasive, multi-frequency wireless solutions, has announced the addition of Scott Shirer to oversee the company’s newly created customer support team.

Imperva Achieves Record Growth in 2010

Imperva announced that it achieved record growth at the close of fiscal year 2010, experiencing a 43 percent increase in revenue over 2009 and marking Q4 2010 as the largest quarter on company record.

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