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A Necessary Security Slowdown
Curt Franklin  
1/5/2018   4 comments
The key to being more secure might well lie in the ability to slow down just a bit.
Friday Haiku: Open Books
Curt Franklin  
1/5/2018   1 comment
The year opens with a huge vulnerability. Of course there's a haiku to explain it all.
Cybersecurity on the Attack: Security Now Poll Results
Curt Franklin  
1/4/2018   2 comments
The readers of Security Now have weighed in on the idea of cybersecurity teams going on the offense against hackers. Hackers might want to start worrying.
New Intel Vulnerability Hits Almost Everyone
Curt Franklin  
1/3/2018   15 comments
A vulnerability in the way that Intel CPUs deal with memory could leave everyone using an Intel-based computer open to attack.
Welcome to 2018 in IT Security
Curt Franklin  
1/2/2018   15 comments
It's a new year filled with new threats in IT security. Rejoice!
Cloud Security Is a Shared Responsibility
Curt Franklin  
12/26/2017   4 comments
In the answer to a question from a recent webinar, editor Curtis Franklin looks at who's responsible for data security in the cloud.
Breach Reveals Data on All US Households
Curt Franklin  
12/20/2017   5 comments
Information on every US household has now been stolen. What does that mean for IT security?
Security for the Broken Business
Curt Franklin  
12/18/2017   7 comments
What is the IT security's responsibility when the business itself is intrinsically secure? The first step may be to point out the obvious.
Wearables Bring Privacy & Security Headaches to the Enterprise
Curt Franklin  
12/1/2017   1 comment
A new generation of wearables is creating a new level of vulnerability for business networks.
Identity Issues: A Friday Haiku
Curt Franklin  
12/1/2017   3 comments
Identity matters; the real question is how to figure out who you really are.
Major Apple Flaw Found, Fixed & Still Dangerous
Curt Franklin  
11/29/2017   13 comments
A vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra could leave Macs open and vulnerable in the world of the Internet.
Aporeto Launches Zero Trust Security Solution
Curt Franklin  
11/28/2017   2 comments
A new security approach from Aporeto assumes that your network security is leaky as a sieve.
McAfee Buys SkyHigh Networks for CASB Functions
Curt Franklin  
11/27/2017   Post a comment
McAfee has announced that it is purchasing CASB pioneer Skyhigh Networks to bring cloud security to the endpoint security giant.
Security Executives Respond to Uber Breach News
Curt Franklin  
11/22/2017   36 comments
The news from Uber is rippling across the business landscape. Executives and leaders have a variety of responses to the breach and its aftermath. Here's a roundup of some of those reactions.
It's Inevitable: You've Been Hacked
Curt Franklin  
11/20/2017   4 comments
If your personal information is available on the Internet, you should assume that a hacker has it.
Quad9 Brings Secure DNS to the Masses
Curt Franklin  
11/17/2017   2 comments
An industry alliance has introduced Quad9, a free DNS service that can protect users from phishing, bots and malware websites.
Friday Haiku: A Shopping Chill
Curt Franklin  
11/17/2017   62 comments
A cautionary note for the season in this week's Friday Haiku.
Barracuda Launches Next-Gen Cloud Firewalls
Curt Franklin  
11/17/2017   2 comments
A new set of features makes Barracuda's newest firewalls 'cloud-generation' services.
iPhone's Facial Recognition Shows Cracks
Curt Franklin  
11/15/2017   2 comments
A research firm says that it has successfully spoofed the facial recognition technology used in Apple's flagship iPhone X.
SOCs Become Service Targets
Curt Franklin  
11/13/2017   Post a comment
MSSPs are becoming SOCaaS providers. Is it a natural evolution or a short-lived phenomenon in the as-a-service world?
Cybersecurity Skills Gap Hits Across the Board
Curt Franklin  
11/13/2017   Post a comment
The massive shortfall in cybersecurity professionals is having an impact on organizations of all types and sizes.
New Research: Phishing Is Worse Than You Thought
Curt Franklin  
11/10/2017   4 comments
A new report led by Google researchers shows that phishing attacks are incredibly effective at stealing useful credentials from users.
No Lock-Pick Required: The Friday Haiku
Curt Franklin  
11/10/2017   3 comments
Why pick a lock when keys are so common?
Security Must Stand Up to Bullying, Harassment
Curt Franklin  
11/9/2017   1 comment
Today's IT security is about much more than data loss. It's time for the security group to embrace its role in protecting the people within the organization.
Developers Lack Confidence in Application Security
Curt Franklin  
11/8/2017   1 comment
A new survey says that developers aren't confident that their applications are secure – but they find solace in obscurity.
GPS Comes Under Spoofing Attack
Curt Franklin  
11/7/2017   2 comments
A spoofing attack leaves ships reported at airports and captains answering alarms from every system.
Friday Haiku: Snow-Capped Mountains
Curt Franklin  
11/3/2017   7 comments
How much ID theft is coming this season?
Synopsys Swallows Black Duck in $565M Deal
Curt Franklin  
11/3/2017   Post a comment
Black Duck has become part of Synopsys in a deal that brings open source expertise to the Synopsys software integrity platform.
New Ransomware Attack Targets Japan
Curt Franklin  
11/2/2017   4 comments
ONI is the latest ransomware attack, but this time encrypted files are just the beginning.
WannaCry Was an Avoidable Mess for NHS
Curt Franklin  
11/1/2017   2 comments
A new report says that the UK's NHS could have avoided WannaCry entirely. Is it possible to secure a network from the ravages of bottom-line focused management?
Ted Schlein: Interview With a Capitalist
Curt Franklin  
10/31/2017   2 comments
Ted Schlein is a partner with the most storied venture capital fund in Silicon Valley. When Ted talks about cybersecurity, people listen.
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.
Is Your Security Military-Grade?
Curt Franklin  
10/26/2017   4 comments
Simple civilian security won't cut it for most businesses. It's time to take your cybersecurity mil-spec.
Bad Rabbit Breeds Ransomware Fears
Curt Franklin  
10/25/2017   2 comments
A new breed of ransomware has hit Russia and Eastern Europe. Bad Rabbit could hop the Atlantic and wreak havoc on North American systems.
A New BotNet Is Growing: Are You Already Part of Its Army?
Curt Franklin  
10/24/2017   3 comments
The IoT_Reaper botnet is new and growing. Are your IoT devices already part of a criminal system that will cripple the Internet?
CNCF Adopts 2 Container Security Projects
Curt Franklin  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
A pair of new open source container security projects find a home at the CNCF. Enterprise Cloud News' Scott Ferguson reports the details.
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.
Financial Institutions Lack Confidence in Their Own Defenses
Curt Franklin  
10/20/2017   1 comment
Financial institutions are fighting fraud with tools that aren't completely up to the task, according to the results of a new survey out this week.
How Can You Beat the Widespread ROCA?
Curt Franklin  
10/19/2017   1 comment
ROCA is a vulnerability hitting millions of devices. How can you tell if yours are affected – and what can you do if they are?
Necurs Malware Wants a Selfie With Your Desktop
Curt Franklin  
10/18/2017   8 comments
Necurs has returned and this time it's carrying a payload that takes a picture of your desktop.
McAfee Brings AI to Security With New Products
Curt Franklin  
10/18/2017   1 comment
McAfee has announced new products at MPOWER – products that bring AI and machine learning to security analytics.
KRACK Attack: How Enterprises Can Protect Their WiFi
Curt Franklin  
10/17/2017   7 comments
A flaw in the WPA2 protocol means that most WiFi networks worldwide are open to successful attack.
HONEST Poll Results: How Much Should You Encrypt?
Curt Franklin  
10/16/2017   6 comments
What is the 'Goldilocks Zone' when it comes to encryption? Security Now community members speak out in our latest poll.
Risk & Reality Take Different Paths in Cybersecurity
Curt Franklin  
10/13/2017   3 comments
A new study by Barracuda shows once again that the reality and perception of cyberrisks are two very different things.
Final Decision in Dreamhost Battle With DOJ
Curt Franklin  
10/11/2017   Post a comment
In the legal battle between the Department of Justice and Dreamhost, a resolution and a victory.
Friday Haiku: Waves in the Harbor
Curt Franklin  
10/6/2017   5 comments
Do calm winds aloft mean peaceful waves at anchor?
Gartner Says Real Security Starts With a Mission
Curt Franklin  
10/6/2017   1 comment
Security for the digital organization starts with a mission that has executive support; the process from mission to execution is step-by-step.
Yahoo Breach News Just Gets Worse
Curt Franklin  
10/4/2017   36 comments
It turns out that more than 3 billion accounts were compromised in the Yahoo breach originally disclosed last year.
Gartner Lists Security Trends for 2018
Curt Franklin  
10/3/2017   1 comment
A session at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo laid out security trends for the coming year.
Gartner Analysts See AI Augmenting Security
Curt Franklin  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
Gartner analysts don't think AI will replace humans in security; instead it will be a critical piece of a better security infrastructure.
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