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  • Snowden serves up another lesson on insider threats

    The Edward Snowden saga continues to serve up valuable lessons on the dangers posed to enterprise data by insiders with privileged access to systems and networks. The latest lesson involves the risks of allowing password sharing among employees.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan08 Nov. 13 20:41
  • Google fights for Internet freedom with new tools

    In a move to fight back against governments that try to block their citizens' Internet access, Google released tools to keep people around the world online.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin24 Oct. 13 20:02
  • Jury still out on FISA court

    Data released by the presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court suggest that the secret court is tougher on government requests for wiretaps on foreign terrorism suspects than had been generally assumed.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan18 Oct. 13 21:16
  • New NIST cybersecurity standards could pose liability risks

    Critical infrastructure companies could face new liability risks if they fail to meet voluntary cybersecurity standards being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan11 Oct. 13 11:34
  • Hackers move to create next Blackhole after 'Paunch' arrest

    Security researchers Tuesday said reports of the arrest of the hacker behind Blackhole, one of the most widely used exploit kits on the Internet, is good news for IT operations and users.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan08 Oct. 13 20:03
  • Chinese hackers miss Google network, but the checks go on

    Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, put a question to a large audience Gartner's Symposium ITxpo here on Monday. 'Raise [your] hand if you're sure the Chinese are not inside your corporate network.' Only five hands were raised.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau07 Oct. 13 23:48
  • NSA, FBI mining data directly from major Internet companies, report says

    The FBI and the National Security Agency are tapping directly into servers at Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Skype and other major Internet companies to keep track of the communications and interactions of known and suspected foreign terrorists, the Washington Post reported.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan07 June 13 11:06
  • Private retaliation in cyberspace a 'remarkably bad idea'

    Despite the growing threat of state-sponsored cyberattacks launched from China and other countries, U.S companies should not be allowed fight back on their own, security experts say.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan29 May 13 22:23
  • Spy court OK'd all U.S. wiretap requests it received in 2012

    A special court established to review government requests for warrants to conduct electronic surveillance of suspected foreign spies received close to 1,900 warrant requests last year -- all of which it approved.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan03 May 13 14:28