IT Security


Desire for Mobility is Driving Growing Use of Consumer Devices and Apps in Workplace

A year after initial Unisys Corporation research showed that enterprise IT departments were unprepared for the rapidly growing usage of consumer technologies in the workplace, a Unisys-sponsored follow-on study reveals that this "consumerization gap" may be widening.

NAV Awarded Security and Surveillance Service Contract for Denver Light Rail

North American Video (NAV) has been awarded a long term contract to service all camera, access control, alarm and e-phone systems for Colorado’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) Light Rail system.

Scrutinizing Virtual Traffic

Scrutinizing Virtual Traffic

For educational institutions, recent advances in technology have also brought problems of cyber threats, viruses, illegal music downloading and excessive bandwidth consumption. As more facilities increase their reliance on technology, the ability to monitor and trace network activity is vital to ensure both data and student cybersafety.

Stanley Black & Decker Announces Offer to Acquire Niscayah

Stanley Black & Decker recently announced that it has made an offer to acquire all of the outstanding common stock and warrants of Niscayah, a commercial security and monitoring company specializing in electronic security services and solutions based in Stockholm, Sweden, for SEK18.00 per share in cash.

InformationWeek Analytics Research Finds Many Struggling With Public Cloud Storage

InformationWeek Analytics, a service for peer-based IT research and analysis, recently announced the release of its latest research report; Cloud Storage: Changing Dynamics Beyond Services encompasses analysis of our first-ever public cloud storage survey results and guides readers in making smart cloud storage decisions.

HID Global Delivers Multi-Technology National ID Cards to Saudi Arabia

Multi-technology smart cards are meeting government ID needs.

Stanley CSS Expands Lenel/UTC Fire & Security Strategic Partnership

The Picture Perfect and FC Wnx product lines are now supported.

Several Credit Unions Across Washington State Install 3VR

3VR, Inc., the video intelligence company, announced that three credit unions across the state of Washington installed 3VR's video intelligence platform to reduce fraud and solve crimes. 3VR integrator Cook Security Group led the deployments at O Bee Credit Union, Our Community Credit Union and the Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU).



Research: Desktop Virtualization Market to Approach $5 Billion By 2016

According to a new study from ABI Research, the worldwide market for hosted virtual desktops is forecast to grow from about $500 million in 2009 to a cumulative total of nearly $5 billion in 2016. North America and Europe will comprise the majority of the market for virtual desktops throughout the forecast period.

Sprint Partners with Lookout to Offer Customers Mobile Security Protection

Lookout’s application helps protect devices from malware and recover information if lost or stolen.

Report: More Than One Third of Web Host Victims Repeatedly Exploited By Cybercime Gangs

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is reporting this week that more than one-third of respondents to a new Web Vulnerabilities Survey were repeat victims of phishing attacks that resulted in a successful establishment of phishing or spoofing websites on their web server platforms.

Survey: 43 Percent Of Enterprises Have Had Security Issues With Cloud Service Providers

Most enterprises face apprehension over adopting cloud computing, and with good reason: Nearly half (43 percent) of enterprise IT decision makers reported a security lapse or issue with their cloud provider within the last 12 months, according to a recent global cloud security survey conducted by Trend Micro.

Survey: Companies Turning To Virtualization Finding Network, Security Challenges

McAfee recently announced the results of a commissioned study conducted by Network World on behalf of McAfee and Brocade. The study, which surveyed 100 IT professionals and security decision makers in North American companies with 500 or more employees, found that IT departments are now turning to virtualization, with half of the respondents having either implemented or are planning to deploy private clouds.

Poll: 28 Percent Of U.S. Organizations Using Cloud Computing

Twenty-eight percent of U.S. organizations are using cloud computing today, a CDW poll found, with most reporting (73 percent) that their first step into the cloud was implementation of a single cloud application.

Report: Large Majority Of Employees Unaware Of Company’s Mobile Security Policies

McAfee recently released “Mobility and Security: Dazzling Opportunities, Profound Challenges," a global report focused on the consumerization of IT and its impact on security. The report looks at mobility from two perspectives -- that of the company’s senior IT professional and that of the general end users of mobile devices in the workplace.

Cybersecurity Interoperability Project Reaches Milestone

EnerNex, prime contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded Lemnos project, announces cybersecurity interoperability testing, June 1-2 at the Electric Power Research Institute Smart Grid Substation Lab in Knoxville, Tenn.

Prism Microsystems Introduces Comprehensive SIEM Solutions for Mid-size Enterprises

New products include the EventTracker Security Center, Operation Center and PULSE.

For a More-Secure Password, Watch How You Type

A group of researchers at the American University in Beirut have come up with an unusual biometric that could be used as for that second factor: your typing pattern.

Ed Strong

A Conversation With Ed Strong

Western Digital released a 3 terabyte AV hard drive May 16 aimed at storing video from surveillance systems. We sat down with WD’s marketing director, Ed Strong, to learn more about the new product.

Research Examines Five Industries Most Susceptible To Phishing Attacks

Internet Security Awareness Training (ISAT) firm KnowBe4 has released new cybercrime statistics that identify the nation's most Phish-prone industry sectors, which are those most susceptible to cybercrime ploys. The top five industries vulnerable to cybercrime include travel, education, financial services, government services and IT services.

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    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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