Category Archives: Security

Flagship State University To Spend Millions On Cyber Security

Flagship State University To Spend Millions On Cyber Security

New Jersey’s Flagship State University to Spend Millions on Cyber Security Rutgers University in New Brunswick is to spend up to $3 million on cyber security to prevent hackers crippling the university’s computer networks. This expensive action is in response to at least four cyber attacks during the 2014-2015 school year that knocked the school…

Call For Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe Reinsurance Scheme In The UK

Call For Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe Reinsurance Scheme In The UK

Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe The increasing risks from cyber threat could result in the United Kingdom (and other countries) being exposed to “catastrophic consequences” that could never be covered by existing insurance cover – with single event estimates ranging from between £2 billion to £20 billion ($3 to $30 billion). However, a public-private cyber-catastrophe reinsurance scheme would…

Cloud And Cybersecurity: Five Things CISOs Need To Consider

Cloud And Cybersecurity: Five Things CISOs Need To Consider

The Cloud and Cybersecurity Tomorrow’s digital enterprise is at war today. War not only with external cybersecurity hackers and viruses, but also within the organization itself – a conclusion based on my discussions with information security managers and cloud architects around the world. While most executives understand the importance of a business driven, risk management-focused…

10 Potentially Obsolete Security Technologies

10 Potentially Obsolete Security Technologies

Systemic flaws and a rapidly shifting threatscape spell doom for many of today’s trusted security technologies Perhaps nothing, not even the weather, changes as fast as computer technology. With that brisk pace of progress comes a grave responsibility: securing it. Every wave of new tech, no matter how small or esoteric, brings with it new…

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk A survey conducted at Black Hat 2015 reveals that endpoint poses the greatest security to threat to cybersecurity, with 90 percent of respondents stating their organizations would be more secure if Flash was disabled. Black Hat 2015: State of Security, released by Bromiun Inc. yesterday, also reveals that a large…

Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls A German court recently ruled that ad blocking software is legal, with Adblock Plus beating out Die Zeit and Handelsblatt claims that their plug-in is anti-competitive. While ad blocking does cause considerable strain for online publishers and marketers, Adblock has encouraged advertisers and content creators to work with them to…

Veracode Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Veracode Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

 Veracode Well-Known for Its Scalable Cloud-Based Service, Ongoing Innovation and Expertise BURLINGTON, MA–(Marketwired – Aug 10, 2015) – Veracode, a leader in protecting enterprises from today’s pervasive web and mobile application threats, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner Inc.’s 2015 “Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant1” for the third…

Adobe Releases Another Security Update For The Dying Flash

Adobe Releases Another Security Update For The Dying Flash

Growing Security Concerns Surrounding Adobe Flash  Adobe has today released yet another security update for Adobe Flash Player. Aimed at Flash developers, the update is the 12th since the beginning of 2015, and follows recent pleas from Facebook’s newly appointed chief security officer (CSO) Alex Stamos to discontinue Flash as soon as possible, because it…

Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

US Government OPM Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported The much publicized breach at the US government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in May this year was much more serious than initially reported, in terms of the number of people affected, the quality of information breached, as well as the probable cost to American taxpayers.…

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill A Threat To Privacy

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill A Threat To Privacy

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill As the US Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act just days before the August recess, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned that the privacy of US citizens and organizations may be compromised. The DHS has also warned that the proposed legislation might slow down response…

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