IT Security


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Graybar Promotes Bob Lyons to Senior VP for U.S. Business

A Graybar veteran of nearly 32 years, Lyons currently serves as district vice president of Graybar's Tampa district. In his new assignment, he will oversee Graybar’s field organization throughout the United States.

Q1 Labs Certifies FireEye in Security Intelligence Partner Program

FireEye's Malware Protection Systems blocks targeted attacks and provides actionable events that highlight the nature of an attack or callback.

McAfee Launches Security Certification Program

McAfee Inc. recently announced the McAfee Security Certification Program. This global program consists of two tracks.

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CBP to Hire 1,000 IT Workers in Fiscal 2011

'Federalizing' workforce part of IT transformation program.

Antiquated IT Safeguards Leave Employees Frustrated, Enterprises Vulnerable, According To Study

Despite new security risks posed by a rapidly evolving technology environment, most companies continue to rely on the traditional username and password sign-on to verify a user’s identity. And according to a December commissioned study by Forrester Consulting, who surveyed 306 enterprises with 1,000 to 20,000+ employees on behalf of Symantec Corp., those organizations are unnecessarily leaving themselves open to unauthorized access by hackers and e-criminals.

United States Top Culprit As Spam Becomes More Malicious

IT security and data protection firm Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam-relaying countries, covering the fourth quarter of 2010. The United States increased its lead at the top spot, and continues to be responsible for nearly one in five junk e-mails -- 18.83 percent of all spam messages.

Unisys Says 2011 To Be Year Of Practical Application Of Cutting-Edge Technologies

Unisys Corp. recently announced its technology predictions for 2011. Over the next year, Unisys predicts, six disruptive technology trends that are reshaping the IT industry will move into greater everyday use in the enterprise as organizations seek practical ways to make their end users more productive and their mission-critical systems more secure and cost-efficient.

How Much Authentication Is Right For You?

For years, organizations have relied primarily on username and password mechanisms to control access to data, networks, and applications. Recent studies suggest this approach is no longer tenable. The Verizon Business 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report found almost 50 percent of network breeches exploited stolen or weak credentials. A Price Waterhouse Coopers study showed 92 percent of firms surveyed had experienced a malicious security breech in 2009, with the average cost for large firms ranging from $440,000 to more than $1 million. Business 2.0 is good for hackers, too it seems



Research Examines Global Trends In 2010 Network, Internet Security Threats

SonicWALL, Inc. recently released its end-of-year summary of cybersecurity intelligence. The report reveals global trends in potentially threatening network activity and application usage.

Two NIST Publications Recommend Organization-Wide IT Security Risk Management

Two new draft publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provide the groundwork for a three-tiered risk-management approach that encompasses computer security risk planning from the highest levels of management to the level of individual systems. The draft documents have been released for public comment.

Sourcefire Acquires CloudBased AntiMalware Company Immunet

Cybersecurity solutions provider Sourcefire Inc. has acquired Immunet, a provider of advanced, cloud-based anti-malware technologies. The acquisition expands Sourcefire’s security solutions portfolio, adding an advanced cloud platform for delivery of malware protection.

Survey: Growing Consumer Security Concerns Drive Changing Purchase Patterns

Absolute Software recently announced survey findings that highlight top consumer security concerns and the impact that those issues have on the decision to purchase laptops, mobile devices and associated protection solutions.

Report: Cybercriminals Responsible For More Than A Third Of Viruses In 2010

PandaLabs, the antimalware laboratory of Panda Securityhas released its 2010 Annual Security Report, which details an extremely interesting year of cybercrime, cyberwar and cyberactivism.

Dell Expands IT-as-a-Service Holdings with Acquisition of SecureWorks

Dell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SecureWorks Inc., a provider of information-security services.

Survey: Federal Employees Go Beyond Mandatory IT Security Requirements

Most federal employees go beyond baseline IT security requirements, according to a new survey by the Government Business Council and CDW Government LLC (CDW-G).

Survey: Cost Reduction, Productivity Goals Will Drive 82 Percent of Businesses To Client Virtualization Within Two Years

CDW LLC (CDW) recently released the findings of its Client Virtualization Straw Poll. The report finds that 90 percent of medium and large businesses are considering or implementing at least one form of client virtualization. Driven by the promise of reduced costs and improved operation efficiency, 91 percent of that group plan to implement a client virtualization solution within the next 12-24 months.

The Year of the Cloud

Nearly every day, a new report or headline touts the latest cloud computing security scare. Take these recent news bits: only 47 percent of respondents believe cloud services are evaluated for security before deployment; 60 percent of 1,600 senior executives in 56 countries perceive an increase in risk from the use of cloud computing and 48.1 percent said they are not confident a compliance audit of their cloud-based apps would show that all user access is appropriate.

Report: Mariposa, Stuxnet, MSNWorm Most Noteworthy Malware Of 2010

PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, close 2010 with a look at some of the unique and noteworthy viruses that have appeared over the last twelve months. The list of viruses is vast and varied, since in 2010, PandaLabs received more than 20 million new strains of malware.

Once Bitten, 91 Percent Shy

As retailers and those in the services sectors know, customer loyalty has its limits. One of those limits -- apparently for just about everybody -- is the mismanagement of personal data security. According to a recent telephone survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Cintas Corp., 91 percent of U.S. adults would not return to a business if their personal information was stolen.

Lavasoft Predicts IT Security Hits on Popular Platforms

The spyware pioneer lists five top threats that Internet users should be aware of as cyber criminals adapt their tactics.

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  • Survey: Less Than Half of IT Leaders are Confident in their IoT Security Plans

    Viakoo recently released findings from its 2024 IoT Security Crisis: By the Numbers. The survey uncovers insights from IT and security executives, exposes a dramatic surge in enterprise IoT security risks, and highlights a critical missing piece in the IoT security technology stack. The clarion call is clear: IT leaders urgently need to secure their IoT infrastructure one application at a time in an automated and expeditious fashion. Read Now

  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • 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

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    FEP GameChanger

    Paige Datacom Solutions Introduces Important and Innovative Cabling Products GameChanger Cable, a proven and patented solution that significantly exceeds the reach of traditional category cable will now have a FEP/FEP construction. 3

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3