In today's "post-PC" world, businesses of all sizes, as well as policy makers at all levels, need to be ready to address and manage increasing security and privacy challenges, found a panel of experts at CompTIA's mobile security briefing. Several dozen Hill staff, policy makers, security and privacy experts and technology advocates participated in the discussion.
Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers have developed a new smartphone app that leverages the growing proliferation of these devices to establish a secure basis for Internet communications.
Mozy recently released the surprising results of a data protection survey. The survey, produced by Mozy and independent market research firm Compass Partners, LLC, found that an increasing number of professionals (80 percent) work remotely and rely on personal devices such as smartphones (63 percent), iPads (30 percent) and laptops (80 percent) to access company data.
On a January evening in 2011, Egypt – with a population of 80 million, including 23 million Internet users – vanished from cyberspace after its government ordered an Internet blackout amidst anti-government protests that led to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The following month, the Libyan government, also under siege, imposed an Internet “curfew” before completely cutting off access for almost four days.
HOB Inc. recently announced the debut of HOB Remote Desktop VPN, the company's secure remote access product. Available today, HOB RD VPN is a software-based solution designed to securely access centrally stored company data and applications using any device from anywhere and at any time.
NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, and Integralis, a global provider of IT security and information risk management solutions, recently announced an ongoing partnership to provide global enterprises with secure, high performance, streamlined and cost-effective use of cloud computing.
OneLogin recently announced the debut of its mobile one-time password (OTP) app, which lets users perform multi-factor authentication with the click of a button. Available on all major smartphone platforms, including iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry OS 6 and 7, the app is free with every OneLogin plan.
Bit9 recently announced the results from an independent test demonstrating that Bit9 Parity Suite outperforms the competition in protecting against Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks.
The 2012 version of the RSA conference ended the same way it began, busy and full of promise. It seemed to me the aisles were full of attendees and booth staff members were all busy explaining their IT security products.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Mar 06, 2012
Lumeta Corp. recently announced the latest release of IPsonar which now includes Enhanced Perimeter Discovery (EPD).
HP has announced an integrated platform of risk-driven security solutions that provides enterprises clear visibility across traditional, mobile and cloud environments, and enables the ability to apply adaptive security defenses based on specific organizational risks.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Mar 01, 2012
RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, recently announced the honorees of its 15th annual awards program.
Veracode Inc. recently announced the availability of a whitepaper, ‘Outsourcing the problem of software security’, produced by primary research and analysis company, Quocirca.
Thales, provider of information systems and communications security, recently announced the publication of the 2011 Global Encryption Trends Study.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) recently announced two significant new initiatives for 2012, addressing growing areas of need in cloud security -- mobile computing and innovation.
HID Global recently announced its highly-integrated fraud detection service from its Identity Assurance business, ActivIdentity.
Security takes on a new perspective when looking at the IT side of the aisle. After my first day through the RSA Conference in San Francisco, I have to say Cherry’s FIPS 201 compliant keyboard makes simple look pretty smart.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Feb 29, 2012
A new report from NQ Mobile Inc., indicates that from 2010 to 2011, Android officially overtook Symbian as the most targeted mobile platform in the world by cyber criminals.
StopBadware and Commtouch recently published a joint report titled "Compromised Websites: An Owner's Perspective" that chronicles webmasters' experiences with hacked websites. The report presents statistics and opinions on how site owners navigate the process of learning their sites have been hacked and repairing the damage.
Damballa Inc. recently released results of its discovery of advanced stealth techniques used by six crimeware families to carry out global cyber attacks.