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Zynga chief security officer Nils Puhlmann reportedly resigns

Is the iPad Secure Enough for the Enterprise?

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What are the security issues with the iPad and how is it suited as a device for developing enterprise scale applications? Those are the questions we posed to Ken Westin, the founder and CEO of ActiveTrak. Westin is a a security expert. His company develops a software and a service...
Is the iPad Secure Enough for the Enterprise?

AP Twitter hack prompts fresh look at cybersecurity needs

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Getting hacked on Twitter is fast becoming a rite of passage for big corporations, but Tuesday's attack on the Associated Press could be a tipping point and shows that social networks must do more to keep their users safe, security experts said.Wider use of two-factor authentication, which can involve...
AP Twitter hack prompts fresh look at cybersecurity needs

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday features IE8 zero-day fix

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Microsoft last week said it will issue ten security updates next week, two of them rated "critical," to patch 34 vulnerabilities, including the zero-day bug that has been used by cyber criminals to poison "watering hole" websites in attacks aimed at U.S. government workers. "IE is always critical, and...
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday features IE8 zero-day fix

Microsoft plans patch for critical flaw in Word next Tuesday

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It's the first Thursday of October. Do you know what happens on the first Thursday of each month? Microsoft provides an advance notification of the security bulletins it plans to release on the second Tuesday of the month--more commonly known as Patch Tuesday. Following an unusually light Patch Tuesday...
Microsoft plans patch for critical flaw in Word next Tuesday
Crowdsourcing As A Service: Citizen Journalists, Mystery Shoppers and Intelligence Gathering

Video: Windows 8 app controls police car from the cloud

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Over on the Microsoft campus this week, I got a chance to check out a vehicle control system from Modularis that uses Windows to control a police car’s in-vehicle systems — everything from the lights and sirens to the rear door, using traditional input and voice commands. It’s also...
Video: Windows 8 app controls police car from the cloud

Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts

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The hacktivist group GhostShell today announced its biggest attack yet: #ProjectWhiteFox, which targets the ESA, the FBI, the Federal Reserve, Interpol, NASA, and the Pentagon, as well as many companies that partner with these organizations. The team says it has released 1.6 million accounts and records from fields such as...
Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts

Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday brings no Pwn2Own fix

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System administrators and IT security pros can take bit of a breather: Microsoft has issued a comparatively light set of patches for this edition of its monthly release of software vulnerability fixes. "It's a boring Patch Tuesday this month, and that's an excellent thing for IT security teams because...
Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday brings no Pwn2Own fix

What Cloud Security Can Learn From The NBA

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Guest author Rand Wacker is VP of Products for CloudPassage. It is no coincidence that sports analogies are boardroom favorites. Sports metaphors can offer a great way for people to engage with business or technology. Right now, as sports fan obsess over the NBA Finals, seems like a great...
What Cloud Security Can Learn From The NBA

Earthwave Rolls out Complete Security Operations Center Package

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Earthwave, a managed security services provider, is pioneering a much faster way for large companies and service providers to create a security operations center......
Earthwave Rolls out Complete Security Operations Center Package

Facebook careers: ad analysts, data center ops, marketing communications and more

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Facebook added 22 new positions to its careers page this week, including a number of jobs focused on measuring and improving the effectiveness of Facebook advertising. The company is also looking for more data center employees, talent sourcers and marketing communications managers. New listings added to Facebook’s careers page: Custom...
Facebook careers: ad analysts, data center ops, marketing communications and more

UK's use of drones in Afghanistan 'may be in breach of international law'

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Campaigning lawyers challenge legal defence set out by RAF as six protesters await trial over mass trespass of UK drone HQThe use of remotely piloted drones by British forces in Afghanistan may be in breach of international law, a controversial legal opinion circulated to peace campaigners and released on Saturday...
UK's use of drones in Afghanistan 'may be in breach of international law'

Security experts stress urgency of patching Windows XML flaw

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Happy Patch Tuesday! Microsoft is kicking off the year with seven new security bulletins. There are five rated as Important, and two rated as Critical--but one in particular that has security experts concerned. Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, stresses that MS13-002 will be a popular target...
Security experts stress urgency of patching Windows XML flaw
Chinese Firm Huawei: Sorry, But We're All Going To Have To Get Used To Government's Spying On Us

Facebook Graph Search is an awesome tool for phishing attacks

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Facebook shook the tech world foundation a bit with the announcement of the Graph Search capability. Users are anxious for a chance to play with the new feature, and attackers are looking forward to this potent new weapon...I mean tool, as well. In a nutshell, Facebook Graph Search is...
Facebook Graph Search is an awesome tool for phishing attacks

Attention shoppers: Patch Internet Explorer immediately before you shop online

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Today is the eleventh Patch Tuesday of 2012, but the first since the official launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT. There are six new security bulletins--a couple of which are particularly urgent, especially for anyone planning to do any online shopping this holiday season. There are four security...
Attention shoppers: Patch Internet Explorer immediately before you shop online

Facebook hires and departures: designer and managing editor leave, Legit team hired

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Facebook had some fairly high profile departures this week, with designer Rasmus Andersson joining Dropbox and managing editor Dan Fletcher announcing he will leave to work on personal projects instead. Malorie Lucich, who has been the platform communications team since 2008, is going to Pinterest. Unrelated to those vacancies, Facebook has...
Facebook hires and departures: designer and managing editor leave, Legit team hired

Video: A glimpse inside Microsoft’s high-tech Global Security Operations Center

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On the Microsoft campus this week, hundreds of law enforcement and public safety officials are gathering for the company’s Worldwide Public Safety Symposium. The event includes a chance to check out Microsoft’s Global Security Operations Center, one of three facilities around the world that coordinate the safety and security...
Video: A glimpse inside Microsoft’s high-tech Global Security Operations Center

Cloud Server Security Software Startup CloudPassage Raises $14M From Benchmark And Others

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CloudPassage, the developer of cloud server security software, has raised $14 million in series B financing led by Tenaya Capital with Benchmark Capital and Musea Ventures participating in the round. This brings CloudPassage’s total funding to $20.5 million. CloudPassage offers a server security and compliance product specifically built for elastic,...
Cloud Server Security Software Startup CloudPassage Raises $14M From Benchmark And Others

Final Patch Tuesday of 2012 includes five 'critical' updates

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Today is the last Patch Tuesday of the year. There are seven new security bulletins from Microsoft this month, and five of them are rated "critical." If you use Windows, Microsoft Office, or Internet Explorer, you've got some work to do to get these new patches applied. MS12-082 and...
Final Patch Tuesday of 2012 includes five 'critical' updates

Earthwave rolls out complete security operations center package

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Earthwave, a managed security services provider, is pioneering a much faster way for large companies and service providers to create a security operations center that meets a high standard for security....
Earthwave rolls out complete security operations center package

McAfee Acquires Smartphone Security Software Company Trust Digital

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Computer and software security company McAfee has acquired Trust Digital, a company that provides security software to mobile phones. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Trust Digital provides enterprise smartphone security and management software for government organizations and various companies. IT organizations use Trust Digital to secure and manage...
McAfee Acquires Smartphone Security Software Company Trust Digital
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What you need to know about the Internet Explorer zero-day attacks

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Microsoft has confirmed reports that a zero-day vulnerability in its Internet Explorer Web browser is being actively attacked in the wild. While Microsoft works diligently to crank out a patch, it's important for businesses and consumers to understand the threat, and the steps that can be taken to avoid...
What you need to know about the Internet Explorer zero-day attacks

Microsoft pushes out critical security updates for Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has published an out-of-band security bulletin--MS12-063--to address a vulnerability that is being actively exploited in attacks in the wild. In addition, Microsoft also released an update to resolve a critical flaw in Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer 10--which is the default browser in Windows 8 and Windows Server...
Microsoft pushes out critical security updates for Internet Explorer

Monster Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Windows, Explorer, Exchange

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In addition to covering Windows and Internet Explorer, Microsoft's latest monthly batch of patches covers the widely used Exchange Server, both the Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 editions. "Microsoft delivered a monster sized patch this month ... It's enough to make your head spin," wrote Andrew Storms,...
Monster Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Windows, Explorer, Exchange

Sponsored post: "Getting Mobility Right": Box and Centrify webinar

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On March 28 Box and Centrify will be hosting a webinar where we will cover how to approach enterprise mobile management. Topics will include mobile identity and authentication, enterprise app management, enabling single sign-on to apps, as well as policy and architectural considerations for managing mobility projects across a myriad...
Sponsored post: "Getting Mobility Right": Box and Centrify webinar

Microsoft takes care of IE zero day with Patch Tuesday update

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It's Patch Tuesday again, and Microsoft has plenty to keep IT admins and users busy this month. Microsoft has released ten new security bulletins for May, but the two that should get the most attention and the highest priority are both related to the Internet Explorer Web browser. Microsoft...
Microsoft takes care of IE zero day with Patch Tuesday update

Is there a greater risk of cyber attack over the holidays?

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With Christmas only a few days a way, most businesses will be shutting down for a holiday break at the close of business today. It should be a time of peace and relaxation--a time to reflect on the year that has slipped away, and to envision goals for the...
Is there a greater risk of cyber attack over the holidays?
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