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True privacy online is not viable

You can hide from casual observers, but a motivated person will see through your attempts at anonymization.

Written by Evan Schuman21 Feb. 17 22:00

Getting buy-in to combat risk

A risk council with stakeholders from across the company could be an effective way to get needed resources to mitigate the worst security risks.

Written by By Mathias Thurman13 Feb. 17 22:45

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

The internet and smartphones have come up with five new and surprising ways to steal or expose our personal data. These trends make panic sound like a good idea.

Written by Mike Elgan04 Feb. 17 23:00

RSA Conference Topic: Endpoint Security

Lots of visibility and hype around next-generation endpoint security, suites, EDR, and services at the upcoming security show

Written by Jon Oltsik01 Feb. 17 02:50

How San Diego’s CISO battles cyberthreats

An overwhelming amount of ransomware and phishing attacks plague private and public companies. Columnist Rob Enderle writes how one CISO is successfully defending against the current threat landscape.

Written by Rob Enderle28 Jan. 17 03:10

The trouble with third-party assessments

If you let one customer perform security tests against your applications and network, you let yourself in for a lot of headaches.

Written by By Mathias Thurman05 Jan. 17 22:00

Merchant sites open door to Visa fraud

Visa dismisses the issue as a hypothetical attack method — but security researchers tried it and it worked.

Written by Evan Schuman10 Dec. 16 02:13

Facebook wants to sway your purchases — but not your politics

Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to explain Facebook's role in the 2016 presidential election. The CEO downplayed the impact on its users, but if Facebook's ads can influence purchase decisions, as it claims, why wouldn't the site similarly influence people's politics?

Written by Matt Kapko16 Nov. 16 01:25

Why assuming data is secure is dangerous and stupid

The latest news concerning Hilary Clinton’s email has columnist Rob Enderle ticked off because it highlights an ongoing problem regarding security breaches, assuming we are secure.

Written by Rob Enderle05 Nov. 16 02:58

Just a test? If only!

The DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn finds our manager without a backup plan. That’s painful, especially when the plan had been to test incident response soon.

Written by By Mathias Thurman01 Nov. 16 04:29

The FCC’s new privacy rules are toothless

If opt-in agreements can be hidden within T&C documents, consumers will have little choice than to sign away their privacy rights.

Written by Evan Schuman31 Oct. 16 22:00

The limits of encryption

The latest WikiLeaks revelations included a reminder that there are revealing things that just can’t be encrypted.

Written by Evan Schuman28 Oct. 16 22:00

I want out of Windows patch hell

You’d think that when it made patches pretty much inescapable, Microsoft would have made darn sure those patches were problem-free. But you’d be wrong.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols06 Oct. 16 02:57
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