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  • Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

    Start-up SentinelOne is offering security software for behavior-based malware detection intended to augment, not replace, the type of full anti-virus endpoint protection suites that typically also have signature-based defense, a firewall and other features.

  • 'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

    A type of malware called Reveton, which falsely warns users they've broken the law and demands payment of a fine, has been upgraded with powerful password stealing functions, according to Avast.

  • Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

    An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google's Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users.

  • Workers Going Rogue With BYOD (and BYOA)

    On one side of the fence, lots of companies, especially those in Europe, won't have anything to do with the Bring Your Own Device programs. On the other side, an equal number of companies have jumped on the BYOD bandwagon, including at least a few going all-in with mandatory BYOD.

  • 5 cool new security research breakthroughs

    University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security '14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.

  • Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

    The data breach at Community Health Systems that exposed the personal information on more than 4.5 million people is a symptom of the chronic lack of attention to patient data security and privacy within the healthcare industry.

  • IT puts millennials to work - as mentors

    As CIO of General Electric's Digital Energy division, Venki Rao has invested a fair amount of time identifying and developing IT talent. But four years ago, during a boot camp kicking off GE's companywide IT Leadership Program (ITLP) for college recruits, Rao quickly realized the learning opportunity had become a two-way street.

  • FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.

  • Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

    Nearly all of Facebook's outbound notification emails are now encrypted while traveling the Internet, a collaborative feat that comes from the technology industry's push to thwart the NSA's spying programs.

  • 3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

    Big data is certainly all the rage. The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on data scientists commanding up to $300,000 per year with very little experience. Clearly the era of embracing big data is here.

  • NSW gov appoints IT consortium to improve password security

    Dataweave, Qubit Consulting, Oracle Australia and NTT Communications have been selected by the New South Wales government to deploy an identity management service, which will manage user accounts and passwords.

  • Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

    Symantec will consolidate its cluttered Norton line of security software, folding nine products into one online service that can be used across desktop computers and mobile devices.

  • Why would Chinese hackers want US hospital patient data?

    The theft of personal data on 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems by hackers in China highlights the increasing degree to which hospitals are becoming lucrative targets for information theft.

  • Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

    A senior U.S. senator is asking airlines about their data privacy practices, saying he's concerned about what information the companies are collecting and sharing with third parties.

  • About 4.5M face risk of ID theft after hack of hospital network

    About 4.5 million people in 28 states face the risk of identity theft due to a massive data breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) a Franklin, Tenn., based health network.

  • Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

    Start-up GuardiCore is working on a security product that works through a 'honeypot' approach to detect and block stealthy attacks on software-defined networks (SDN) and multi-vendor virtual-machine infrastructures for enterprise customers as well as cloud-service providers.

  • Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

    A major U.S. hospital operator says hackers based in China broke into its computer systems and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

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    Court Ruling Could Bring Down BYOD

    In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mega trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled late last week that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use of personal cellphones, as described in the National Law Review.

  • Update: Microsoft pulls crippling patch from Windows Update

    Although Microsoft has pulled a patch from Windows Update that crippled some computers, it is still pushing a truncated version of the security update that contained the flawed fix.

  • Chinese man indicted over theft of Boeing C-17 secrets

    A Chinese man has been indicted for allegedly directing two China-based hackers to infiltrate Boeing and other defense contractors to steal gigabytes of documents describing U.S. military aircraft.

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