IT Security


Study: Cybercrime Strikes More Than Two-Thirds Of Internet Users

The next time you surf the Internet, consider this: You might be just one click away from becoming the next cybercrime victim.

New Product Of The Year Award Winners Announced

Security Products magazine, the only integrated product magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners of its 2010 New Product of the Year Award at the publication’s premiere Virtual Event today.

Study: 25 Percent Of New Worms Designed To Spread Through USB Devices

PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has discovered that in 2010, 25 percent of new worms have been specifically designed to spread through USB storage devices connected to computers. These types of threats can copy themselves to any device capable of storing information such as cell phones, external hard drives, DVDs, flash memories and MP3/4 players.

Study: Mobile Application Security One Of Top Concerns For Organizations

According to a new study commissioned by Entrust Inc., many of today's mobile applications have limited functionality from a lack of overall security. And for mobile applications that feature transaction-based capabilities, the requirement for security is even greater, highlighting a key area of concern for deploying organizations.

Cameron Diaz Is Web’s Most Dangerous Celebrity Search

Cameron Diaz has replaced Jessica Biel as the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the Web, according to security company McAfee Inc. For the fourth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest celebrity athletes, musicians, politicians, comedians and Hollywood stars on the Web.

Intel To Acquire McAfee For $7.68 Billion

Intel Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire McAfee Inc., through the purchase of all of the company’s common stock at $48 per share in cash, for approximately $7.68 billion. Both boards of directors have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close after McAfee shareholder approval, regulatory clearances and other customary conditions specified in the agreement.

Brivo Earns TRUSTe's Stamp of Approval

The TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor Seal communicates that a website has committed to protecting the privacy of visitors through compliance with the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework and participation in TRUSTe’s Watchdog Consumer Dispute Resolution service.

NIST Report: Securing Critical Computer Systems Starts At Beginning

Nothing beats the feeling of starting up a new computer -- be it a laptop, desktop or a major, custom-designed computing system. A new system is a blank slate with no worry of botnets, viruses or any other cybersecurity hazards. Not so, explains computer researcher Marianne Swanson at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), lead author of a draft report, Piloting Supply Chain Risk Management for Federal Information Systems. Information systems and components are under attack throughout the supply chain from the design phase -- including specification and acquisition of custom products -- through disposal.



IQinVision Centralizes Marketing under Nazarenus, Expands Sales

The addition of new distribution organizations and the augmentation of sales operations with four new personnel will help ensure the company is set up for continued rapid sales growth, the company said.

Pictured from left are Ken King, President of ‘The Strategy King’; Dr. Greg Winter, CVTC Superintendent; Haley Pitre, Executive Assistant, HSI Sensing; Ryan Posey, VP Operations, HSI Sensing; Angela Lewis, CVTC BIS Director; George Tiner, CVTC Assistant Superintendent; and Dick Lowe, CVTC Industrial Coordinator.

HSI Sensing Recognized with Partners for Progress Award

“Partnerships like this strengthen our communities and serve as the foundation for future growth and prosperity,” said CVTC’s Angie Lewis of HSI, an ISO 9001:2008-registered company that designs, develops, and makes reed switches, proximity sensors, and other sensing products.

Survey: Accessing Corporate Data On Vacation Has Serious Implications For IT Security

With bags packed, flights booked and foreign currency in their pockets the workforce might be jetting off but they’re definitely not leaving the daily grind behind. Instead these stressed out individuals, a whopping 95 percent of our sample, will be taking their mobiles and smartphones abroad with them with the expectation of working.

Research: Majority Of Business Leaders Underestimate Risk Of Advanced Cyberthreats

NetWitness Corp. recently announced the results of a research study by the Ponemon Institute on advanced threat prevalence, impact and preparedness. The study demonstrates that a vast majority of enterprises of all sizes regularly fall victim to advanced cyber threats, at the same time, more than half of these organizations recognize their defensive technologies, personnel and budget as "inadequate."

Microsoft, Other IT Companies Support Cybersecurity Legislation

The sponsors of comprehensive, bipartisan, risk-based cybersecurity legislation Wednesday thanked Microsoft Corp. and others for supporting the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, S. 3480.

National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education Spreading Across Country

Cybersecurity training is spreading from high-tech and government offices into high schools, libraries and workplaces near you. Called the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) , the new interagency program aims to promote cybersecurity awareness and know-how across the country and among citizens of all ages.

Smart Business Communications

How secure is your business data network? It’s a question that can be tough to answer when new security risks seem to emerge on a daily basis. Broadband data and voice communications are the lifeblood of business, and without a network that functions optimally all the time, the productivity, profitability and even viability of businesses in many vertical sectors are at risk.

Research: Smart Grid Cybersecurity Market To Reach $3.7 Billion By 2015

As governments and utilities invest in smart grid deployments, the need for robust security measures has become increasingly apparent. Those requirements will drive major investments in smart grid cybersecurity over the next several years, according to a recent report from Pike Research.

Schalge, idOnDemand Form Technology Partnership

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, and idOnDemand are partnering to offer a joint solution that consolidates a user’s identity across the enterprise.

House Leaders Announce Support For Cybersecurity Bill

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., and Senator Thomas Carper, D-Del., last week hailed the bipartisan support of prominent members of the House of Representatives for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation introduced last week by the three Senators.

Need For Network Security Boosts Growth In Managed Security Service Provider Market, According To Research

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, North American Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.20 billion in 2009 and estimates this to reach $3.90 billion in 2016.

NIST To Help Accelerate Federal Government’s Adoption Of Secure Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been designated by Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra to accelerate the federal government’s secure adoption of cloud computing by leading efforts to develop standards and guidelines in close consultation and collaboration with standards bodies, the private sector and other stakeholders

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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

    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