News & Views
Content posted in October 2017
CAPTCHA Is Vulnerable
Larry Loeb 10/30/2017 22 comments
A group of researchers have demonstrated a vulnerability in the widely used CAPTCHA scheme – a vulnerability that may mean the end of CAPTCHA as we know it.
Ted Schlein Hates Passwords
Curt Franklin 10/27/2017 64 comments
He hates user names, too, and thinks we should get rid of them. In a keynote address at Networking the Future in Tampa, Fla., he discussed why.
Kaspersky's US Gov Woes Continue
Simon Marshall 10/27/2017 5 comments
Kaspersky has admitted that its software grabbed a classified file from a private computer. Does it prove the US government's claims – or prove that Kaspersky is a good global citizen?
Will Transparency Save Kaspersky?
Simon Marshall 10/25/2017 4 comments
Kaspersky is trying radical transparency to counter accusations that it acts as a front for Russian intelligence. Will it be enough to quiet the skeptics?
You Must Know Blockchain
Curt Franklin 10/23/2017 2 comments
Even if you're not planning to use it any time soon, the signs are clear: You must know the technology of blockchain.
Security by Discomfort
News Analysis 10/12/2017 3 comments
If you want to bridge the talent gap, look beyond the usual pool of corporate candidates to fill infosec positions.
How Companies Avoid Doing Business With Sanctioned Entities
Security TV 10/10/2017 1 comment
Last year, 60 million companies changed owners worldwide. That turnover makes it incredibly difficult to avoid doing business with entities (e.g., Russia and Iran) or individuals (e.g., drug dealers or terrorists) sanctioned by the US government. In this video, Bureau van Dijk's Anders Rodenberg explains the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) '50% rule' and how companies can ensure they're in compliance with it.
Finding the AI ROI
Simon Marshall 10/5/2017 Post a comment
Is AI a good security investment? Many say yes, but it depends on how you deploy your artificial intelligence.
A Month for Cybersecurity
Simon Marshall 10/3/2017 2 comments
It's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to think about, plan and deploy better cybersecurity for your organization.
Gartner Symposium Opens in Orlando
Curt Franklin 10/2/2017 1 comment
Gartner Symposium ITXpo is opening today in Orlando. Security Now is there to bring you the latest from the analysts and consultants at one of the most influential firms in the IT industry.
Malware targets Schneider Electric's Triconex safety instrumented system.
Companies think that they are much safer than their actual password practices would suggest.
Security firm Preempt issued an advisory that showed how to conceptually bypass the Enhanced Protection for Authentication that prevents attackers from performing a relay of NT Lan Manager messages to top-level security sessions.
Researchers found that 81% of consumers still favor passwords for making payments online due to concerns about the security of new biometric options.
Everyone be cool, this is one heckuva robbery!
In a wide-ranging interview, Cisco security boss Gee Rittenhouse talks about how machine learning, AI, blockchain and other emerging technologies ...
CloudPassage's new technology, called Container Secure, involves a five-step process to ensure seamless security in container deployments from the ...
You can't so much as go to a coffee shop today without hearing the word 'blockchain.' Hearing about a useful blockchain is less common, but ...
Last year, 60 million companies changed owners worldwide. That turnover makes it incredibly difficult to avoid doing business with entities (e.g., ...
Keith Furst of Data Derivatives interviews Daniel Wagner, author of a new book, Virtual Terror: 21st Century Cyber Warfare. They discuss the ways ...
Sage Wagner, senior security pre-sales engineer with RiskSense, provides a demo of the company's latest technology 'RiskSense Solution,' a ...
Janus Technologies is launching a line of products that protect against the many threats to enterprises' sensitive data. David Schultz, vice ...
This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity.
An interview with Steve Grobman, CTO of McAfee