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Member since: April 2011
Bio: Ellen Messmer writes about security and financial information technology topics for Network World. Follow her on Twitter @MessmerE.
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- Many businesses focus on record retention, but here's why one lawyer says "Destroy!"
23 hours 38 min ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detectionStart-up SentinelOne is offering security software for behavior-based malware detection intended to augment, not replace, the type of full anti-virus endpoint protection suites that typically also have signature-based defense, a firewall and other features.
2 days 38 min ago
- GuardiCore developing "honeypot" approach to detecting and blocking stealthy attacks.
3 days 20 hours ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1As a safety precaution to prevent SSL server certificates being exploited for network man-in-the-middle attacks on organizations, vendors that issue SSL server certificates will begin adhering to new issuance guidelines as of Nov. 1. These new rules, as described by members of the industry group Certificate Authority/Browser Forum, mean certificate authorities (CAs) will not issue certificates that contain "internal names" and expire after Nov. 1, 2015.
6 days 21 hours ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Microsoft's strategy on identity management aimed squarely at cloud-based servicesMicrosoft's strategy for providing customers with identity management options is increasingly reliant on cloud-based methods of authentication and access control for provisioning of Windows-based mobile devices as well as Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
1 week 21 hours ago
- IBM is about to cut the ribbon officially opening two new state-of-the-art data centers intended to provide disaster recovery and resiliency services, one in the Raleigh, N.C. area and other in Mumbai, India.
1 week 2 days ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Testing service rolls out vast federated identity management system using OracleThe Educational Testing Service says it has gained efficiencies by centralizing its identity and access management.
1 week 3 days ago
- Anticipated new EU regulation may mean you do, notes consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers.
1 week 6 days ago
- Questions abound over sites authenticating users via identities established through social networks, Yahoo Ponemon Institute survey shows.
3 weeks 3 days ago
- Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don't conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard networks.
4 weeks 16 hours ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Malwarebytes questions poor showing in anti-malware protection-evaluation lab testingDennis Technology Labs says it tested it because of marketing claims for it; Malwarebytes says free version of product is just a clean-up tool.
4 weeks 20 hours ago
- PingID for Apple iOS or Google Android mobile devices is an app that works to generate one-time passwords on a smartphone.
4 weeks 3 days ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Survey: Corporate security thwarted by dialog failure between IT dept. and managementThe survey also shows many want total security-product overhaul to counter advanced persistent threats.
5 weeks 1 day ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Juniper boosts DDoS Secure appliance to mitigate UDP-based amplification attacksJuniper Networks has added a new way for its anti-DDoS appliance to mitigate what's known as massive UDP-based amplification attacks that typically work by exploiting compromised servers of different kinds to both spoof and vastly increase the denial-of-service barrage.
5 weeks 1 day ago
- Security SNAFUs? How bad is it so far this year? Well, let's start with Snapchat's 4.6 million user database SNAFU, followed by a parade of retail stores including Neiman Marcus and Sally Beauty Holdings, telling their customers how their payment card information had been hacked. The hacker group Syrian Electronic Army was also busy tormenting Microsoft, among many others. And there's plenty of other mischief, such as denial-of-service attacks and cyber-espionage to round out what's only the first half of the year.
5 weeks 2 days ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote The Firewall: Questions abound about its future role in cloud, mobile and SDN environmentsIt's been 20 years since Check Point Software Technologies shipped its first enterprise network firewall, marking the beginning of a mass market for firewalls that has protected millions of networks across the world.
5 weeks 4 days ago
- Idea is to get security researchers to vie to find unknown vulnerabilities in software.
7 weeks 3 days ago
- Squeezing more out of log management and SIEM; beating botnets; detecting stealthy attacks.
7 weeks 3 days ago
- Gartner analyst explains why ‘car crash' would be handled as a ‘digital business'.
8 weeks 18 hours ago
- If the firewall isn't dead it may be old and sick and not up to the job anymore, while an emerging technology called "Runtime Application Self-Protection" (RASP) could take over most of its duties.
8 weeks 3 days ago
- Gartner predicts rise of "digital risk officer" to protect the "digital business".
8 weeks 3 days ago
- Can a college campus filled with exuberant students and free-thinking professors armed to the hilt with smartphones and tablets find a way to establish business-like network security and appropriate-use expectations without crimping everyone's style?
9 weeks 1 hour ago
- Having completed its acquisition of ThreatGRID this week, Cisco put forward plans for how the TreatGRID sandboxing technology will fit in the Cisco security portfolio. The company also acknowledged it's not entirely clear yet on what to do about the many technology-sharing relationships that ThreatGRID has had with other vendors, including Cisco competitor, Check Point.
9 weeks 1 day ago
- RAND report says in overall job market, hardest to hire are managers and geeky hackers who can find APTs.
9 weeks 2 days ago
- Waratek is introducing its first product aimed at Java application security, and it works by identifying weaknesses, especially in open-source platforms, and then acts like a shield against attacks.
9 weeks 3 days ago
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