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  • Obama's cybersecurity plan faces uncertainty with Trump

    If a President Obama-backed commission has its way, consumers will one day see cybersecurity ratings on technology products in the same way nutritional labels are found on packaged foods.

    Written by Michael Kan06 Dec. 16 10:01
  • San Francisco’s Muni transit system reportedly hit by ransomware

    San Francisco’s Muni transit system was reportedly hit by ransomware since Friday, leading to the message “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted” being displayed on the computer screens at stations, according to newspaper reports.

    Written by John Ribeiro28 Nov. 16 18:36
  • How to make home IoT more secure: Assume the worst

    A report by the internet advisory group BITAG on Tuesday identified common security problems in home IoT products and recommended steps vendors should take from now on.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 Nov. 16 12:39
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  • How CISOs can create security KPIs and KRIs

    If your information security functions like most, it develops copious amounts of data about the business's security that it delivers on a regular basis. And typically it never gets read.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud26 June 15 03:07
  • Closing the security loop with automated incident response

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Cody Cornell, founder and CEO, Swimlane06 June 15 06:51
  • Breach detection: Five fatal flaws and how to avoid them

    IT Security today is not about defending a (non-existent) perimeter, but about protecting the organization's attack surface, which has changed dramatically due to the cloud, mobility, BYOD, and other advances in corporate computing that have caused fundamental shifts in network architecture and operations.

    Written by By Lior Div, Co-founder and CEO, Cybereason06 June 15 00:37
  • How to use Google's new privacy and security tools

    Google stores, manages and sometimes sells an astonishingly large and complex amount of user data. Unfortunately, that digital information isn't always kept secure or private, but Google puts some degree of control in the hands of its users. To offer you a little more control, Google this week rolled out an updated online hub designed to help manage privacy settings, called My Account, as well as a pair of tools that streamline the process of safeguarding user data.

    Written by Matt Kapko03 June 15 02:51
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  • How to implement an effective BYOD policy

    Companies have accepted that BYOD is a reality. The challenge now is striking a balance between security and flexibility.

    Written by Sarah K. White26 Sept. 16 21:58
  • FBI urges ransomware victims to step forward

    The FBI has issued a plea for those who have been hit by ransomware to report this to federal law enforcement so that the country can get a better sense of just how bad this problem really is.

    Written by Bob Brown16 Sept. 16 23:38
  • How it works: Iris scanning improves smartphone security

    Samsung and other vendors are beginning to incorporate iris scanning into their mobile devices. We examine how this security technology works, its advantages and its drawbacks.

    Written by Lamont Wood08 Sept. 16 20:00
  • 4 big plans to fix internet security

    Internet security is in crisis. These four proposals offer tangible solutions -- including one scheme to change the Internet's workings from top to bottom

    Written by Fahmida Y. Rashid13 May 16 20:00
  • ​From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters

    Business resilience is an organisation’s ability to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operation, safeguarding people and assets and maintaining or even building brand equity.

    Written by Samantha Ford09 May 16 15:09