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  • More than 1 billion records breached in 2014

    In IT security, worst case scenarios became commonplace in 2014, and there's no end in sight. Headline-making data breaches will likely continue into this year, as businesses, governments and regulators play catch-up to this threat.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau12 Feb. 15 22:08
  • Taking a gander at the security landscape

    Looking around at how things are done at my new company, it's pretty easy for me to find security problems lurking virtually everywhere.

    Written by By Mathias Thurman03 Dec. 14 21:13
  • Making a hash of passwords

    Last week, I went to a project meeting so I could provide security insights as some consulting software developers updated us on the customer-facing application they're building for us. But I was dumbfounded when they asked me, "How should we encrypt the passwords?" Will developers never learn? 

    Written by By J.F. Rice03 Dec. 14 01:19
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  • How to Test the Security Savvy of Your Staff

    How do you know your employees retain what you teach them in company-required security awareness training? You don't -- unless you regularly test their security savvy and effectively address their mistakes during post-test follow-up sessions.

    Written by Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel24 Feb. 14 13:58
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  • 11 reasons encryption is (almost) dead

    Massive leaps in computing power, hidden layers, hardware backdoors -- encrypting sensitive data from prying eyes is more precarious than ever

    Written by Peter Wayner05 May 14 20:03
  • Ad tracking: Is anything being done?

    Online tracking is on the rise, but efforts to create a practical Do Not Track policy have slowed to a crawl. Meanwhile, users and browser companies are taking matters into their own hands.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell02 April 14 22:19
  • CIO not the only one to blame for Target breach

    That someone had to take the fall for the massive breach at Target is neither surprising nor unexpected. The only question is whether more heads will roll in the aftermath of one the biggest data compromises in retail history.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan05 March 14 21:27

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