IT Security


Research: Companies Cracking Down On Employee Usage Of Social Networking

New research commissioned by Webroot, the first Internet security service company, shows companies are becoming more vigilant when it comes to their employees' use of social networking sites.

Study: Better IT Security Defenses Challenged By New Threats

More organizations now rate information security an upper level priority compared to two years ago, according to the Eighth Annual Global Information Security Trends study released recently by CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the IT industry.

Report: Spam At Lowest Point Since 2008 While Malware Growth At All-Time High

McAfee, Inc. recently unveiled its McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2010, which uncovered that average daily malware growth has reached its highest levels, with an average of 60,000 new pieces of malware identified per day, almost quadrupling since 2007.

NIST Software Uses Combination Testing To Catch Bugs Quickly

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released an updated version of a computer system testing tool that can cut costs by more efficiently finding flaws. A tutorial on using the tool accompanies the new release.

Verizon Business Launches Incident-Sharing VERIS Community Website

One of the most persistent and critical issues affecting the information security community is a lack of data about security incidents. To help advance understanding of information security risk industrywide, Verizon is launching the VERIS community website, which is designed to collect and share information about security incidents that are voluntarily and anonymously reported by participating organizations around the globe.

Perimeter E-Security Names Jaquith CTO

Andrew Jaquith, who will be based in Boston, will spearhead the company's technology strategy.

Data Breaches Cost Hospitals $6 Billion Annually, According To Study

The latest study by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ID Experts, finds that data breaches of patient information cost healthcare organizations nearly $6 billion annually, and that many breaches go undetected.

Survey: Organizations Concerned With Finding Balance Between Using Emerging Technology, Protecting Information

An increasingly mobile workforce, cloud computing and social networking all pose significant threats to organizations' information security programs, according to the 13th annual Ernst & Young Global Information Security Survey.



Americans Feel Safer On A Computer Than A Mobile Device, According To Study

Americans feel their home computers are protected from viruses, malware and hackers but that confidence does not translate to their mobile devices with 87 percent of people surveyed reporting they feel safer going online with their PCs than with their phones, according to the 2010 National Cyber Security Alliance -- Norton by Symantec Online Safety Study released recently.

Survey: Most Executives Expect To Use Cloud Computing Within The Next Two Years

Technical and economic factors are driving companies to pursue Cloud-based activities, according to a survey administered at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 by KPMG.

Survey: Majority Of Americans Support Internet ‘Kill Switch’ As National Security Remains Top Overall Concern

Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research conducted in August by Unisys Corp.

Report: 25 Percent Of Targeted Computer Attacks In October Destined For Retail Sector

Symantec Corp. recently announced the publication of its October MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Analysis reveals that targeted attacks have increased significantly since they were first discovered five years ago from one to two attacks per week in 2005 to 77 attacks per day in October.

Study Reveals Riskiest Web Domains To Surf, Search

The world’s most heavily trafficked web domain, .COM, is now the riskiest, according to McAfee’s fourth annual Mapping the Mal Web report released recently. Fifty-six percent of all risky sites end in .COM.

Study Looks At Move To Cloud-Based Applications, Facebook Usage At Work

In its latest edition of the Application Usage and Risk Report, Palo Alto Networks draws attention to several realities that typically fall outside of the approved enterprise communications mechanisms.

Santa Barbara County Safeguards Data with Erasure Software

Blancco software supports safe disposal of PCs and servers while providing central repository of erasure reports for audit and enforcement of IT asset management policy.

Oregon Selects ID Experts for Data Privacy and Breach Response

Portland-headquartered ID Experts is single-point reference for all this state agencies' needs.

Deloitte Ranks SecureWorks at No. 199 of Technology Fast 500

Ranking is based on fiscal year revenue growth; the company grew 496 percent from 2005-2009.

Study: Information Theft At Global Companies Surpasses All Other Forms Of Fraud For First Time

Theft of information and electronic data at global companies has overtaken physical theft for the first time, according to the latest edition of the Kroll Annual Global Fraud Report. This year’s study shows that the amount lost by businesses to fraud rose from $1.4 million to $1.7 million per billion dollars of sales in the past 12 months – an increase of more than 20 percent.

Lunarline Hires Cyber Operations Expert Thomas Augustine

Augustine will direct Cyber Security Education at the company.

WhiteHat Security Introduces Threat Research Center

WhiteHat Security engineers improve enterprise website security with operational efficiency and threat intelligence.

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