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Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

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Amazon Web Services has finally received certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which the company said will lower the cost of implementing its cloud services among government organizations and agencies in the U.S.FedRAMP is a mandatory government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for...
Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use
LinkedIn says no accounts have been compromised from the 6.5M passwords leaked

Top jobs of the week in tech

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After five days of panel-hopping, endless lines and a host of outlandish marketing gimmicks, the GigaOM team is busy recovering from this weekend’s SXSW Interactive marathon. Click here to check our our full festival coverage, and then check out our latest batch of job listings: Boeing: Software Engineer (Huntington Beach,...
Top jobs of the week in tech
WhiteHat raises $31M to extend enterprise website security lead

Web security firm WhiteHat raises $31m to expand globally and focus on small business customers

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US-based Inernet security firm WhiteHat Security has raised a $31 million round of funding which will be used to grow its business overseas and increase its focus on small and medium-sized business customers. The new investment was led by JMI Equity and it takes the Santa Clara company, which was founded in 2001...
Web security firm WhiteHat raises $31m to expand globally and focus on small business customers

Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Departs -- With More Top Execs Under CEO Scrutiny

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Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer Justin Somaini (pictured here) has left the company, according to sources. It’s not clear why the top security risk exec has departed the Silicon Valley Internet giant. But, said sources, it could be partially related to the recent hacking issues around the newly refreshed...
Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Departs -- With More Top Execs Under CEO Scrutiny

One Place Where Windows 8 Tablets Will Beat The iPad (MSFT, AAPL)

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The iPad may continue to win in the consumer market, but Windows 8 tablets will do better in enterprises. That's because they will help meet rising demand from employees to use a tablet at work, while still pleasing IT directors worried about security and management, and purchasing directors worried...
One Place Where Windows 8 Tablets Will Beat The iPad (MSFT, AAPL)

Red Sky Alliance: An experiment in information sharing

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Chris Camacho, information security officer at The World Bank Group in Washington D.C., explains how the Red Sky alliance helps member organizations safely share information....
Red Sky Alliance: An experiment in information sharing

PayPal offers bug bounty to uncover security holes

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PayPal was one of the first companies to offer a bug reporting program, giving security researchers a way to report flaws with its payment service. But like Google, Facebook and Mozilla, PayPal is now upping the ante with a paid bug bounty program, which will reward researchers for finding holes...
PayPal offers bug bounty to uncover security holes

Senate to Debate Again When and How Government Seizes the Cloud

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The rapid migration by U.S. government agencies to cloud-based architectures is producing radical, and potentially beneficial, changes to these agencies' management structures. Costs are coming down, and as some agencies are just now realizing, security and resiliency could be going up. But the very concept of cloud infrastructure is something...
Senate to Debate Again When and How Government Seizes the Cloud
Cylance gets $15M to put a little more prevention into your security plan

PayPal exec aims to "obliterate passwords from the face of the planet"

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PayPal's security chief wants to kill the password—without forcing you to carry around one of these. DAMEON WELCH-ABEMATHY PayPal's top security official is on a quest to kill passwords. "Our intention is to really obliterate, within a certain number of years, both passwords and PINs and see the whole...
PayPal exec aims to "obliterate passwords from the face of the planet"

Neustar names Rackspace vet as CISO

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Business intelligence firm Neustar taps Rackspace veteran Jonathan Coombes as chief information security officer....
Neustar names Rackspace vet as CISO

BYOD-friendly or BYOD-adverse? Critical criteria for picking a cloud vendor

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IBM‘s aggressive stance against the use of unsanctioned applications grabbed headlines a few months ago, but the trend toward “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) has put pressure on IT in all businesses, large and small. As a manager of cloud products at Symantec, I frequently work with chief information security officer (CISOs)...
BYOD-friendly or BYOD-adverse? Critical criteria for picking a cloud vendor

Hospitals' computer hardware also suffers from infection

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Drug-resistant bacteria aren't the only pernicious bugs that hospitals need to worry about.  MIT's Technology Review reports that hospitals' computerized equipment—such as patient monitoring systems, MRI scanners,  and nuclear medicine systems—is dangerously vulnerable to malware, and many systems are in fact heavily infected with viruses. That's because many of these...
Hospitals' computer hardware also suffers from infection

Former Yahoo Security Head Somaini Lands at Cloud Startup Box

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Justin Somaini, the former chief information security officer at Yahoo, who left that company in January, has landed a new job at high-flying cloud computing startup Box. In an announcement set to be made later today, Somaini, whose title will be VP and Chief Trust Officer, will be one of...
Former Yahoo Security Head Somaini Lands at Cloud Startup Box

PayPal Executive Looks for Apple to Adopt Fingerprint Sensors, Lead Charge Away From Passwords

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CIO reports on an Interop keynote presentation yesterday by PayPal chief information security officer Michael Barrett in which he discussed the future of account security and suggested that passwords and PINs will soon be a thing of the past. Barrett currently serves as president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO)...
PayPal Executive Looks for Apple to Adopt Fingerprint Sensors, Lead Charge Away From Passwords

Cost of a Data Breach Declines For First Time, According to Ponemon

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For the first time in seven years, both the organizational cost of data breach and the cost per lost or stolen record have declined. The organizational cost has declined from $7.2 million to $5.5 million and the cost per record has declined from $214 to $194. These according to the...
Cost of a Data Breach Declines For First Time, According to Ponemon

Talking About Security Bores the Boss, Survey Shows

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How significant and urgent are the various threats to a company’s infrastructure from security problems? It depends who you ask. A survey out today by CoreSecurity, a company that specializes on software that predicts security problems, suggests there’s a rather wide gulf of concern between the chief information security officer...
Talking About Security Bores the Boss, Survey Shows

Future-proofing business continuity and disaster recovery

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While the goals of your business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DC) plans haven’t changed much, the tools available to support them have. On-premise storage has become cheaper and more manageable, while cloud-based solutions are faster, more secure and more reliable than ever before. From tape to disk to cloud...
Future-proofing business continuity and disaster recovery

Marissa Mayer Is Plotting A Major Purge Of Executives At Yahoo (YHOO)

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Yahoo just parted ways with its chief information security officer, Justin Somaini, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reports.  She says there are two reasons for his departure. One: Yahoo Mail has suffered from some security bugs lately, and Somaini may be getting the blame. Two: CEO Marissa Mayer is looking at purging...
Marissa Mayer Is Plotting A Major Purge Of Executives At Yahoo (YHOO)

eBay CISO receiving security industry lifetime achievement award

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Dave Cullinane, chief information security officer at eBay, will be honored on March 28 in Boston with the SecureWorld Lifetime Achievement Award "for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the information security community."...
eBay CISO receiving security industry lifetime achievement award

Amazon looks to move security appliances to the cloud, says CISO

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking to expand its security offerings with hosted intrusion protection appliances and more extensive encryption features, as it looks to increase the level of protection users can get in its cloud.For Amazon, proving its cloud computing platform can offer the same level of security...
Amazon looks to move security appliances to the cloud, says CISO
Yahoo Hits a 52-Week High

PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered

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Recently speaking at the Interop IT conference, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, stated that passwords and PINs were operating on borrowed time. Barrett hopes to replace online security keys with a setup that's a blend of software and hardware-based identification. He also serves as president of the...
PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered
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