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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.
Areas of Interest:
- A used computer dealer in Canada claims he discovered a trove of Ernst & Young data on Dell servers bought back in 2006.
2 weeks 6 days ago
- Certificate Authority Security Forum says 'deprecation' of SHA-1 algorithm risks chaos during shopping season.
3 weeks 5 days ago
- Ellen Messmer wrote Skyhigh Networks integrates cloud security for Box file-sharing with on-premises DLP systemsA file sent from a mobile device to Box can first be inspected by Symantec, McAfee, EMC RSA data-loss prevention systems.
3 weeks 6 days ago
- NIST's drafted recommendations warn sys admins of pitfalls in SSH use that give attackers the advantage.
4 weeks 18 hours ago
- That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present.
4 weeks 4 days ago
- The growing number of data breaches resulting in massive numbers of payment cards being stolen from retail stores and other businesses is occurring because they're failing to keep up with the Payment Card Industry's data security standard, according to the PCI Security Standards Council.
4 weeks 5 days ago
- For the Cleveland Indians' IT department, dealing with malware on behalf of hundreds of Windows-using employees at the baseball team's Progressive Field data center operations can be a little bit like a pitcher facing a stacked batting line-up: a constant battle.
5 weeks 15 hours ago
- Boundary controls ensure VMware workloads only run in trusted locations.
5 weeks 21 hours ago
- Many businesses focus on record retention, but here's why one lawyer says "Destroy!"
5 weeks 5 days 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.
5 weeks 6 days ago
- GuardiCore developing "honeypot" approach to detecting and blocking stealthy attacks.
6 weeks 1 day 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 weeks 4 days 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.
6 weeks 5 days 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.
7 weeks 18 hours 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.
7 weeks 1 day ago
- Anticipated new EU regulation may mean you do, notes consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers.
7 weeks 4 days ago
- Questions abound over sites authenticating users via identities established through social networks, Yahoo Ponemon Institute survey shows.
9 weeks 1 day 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.
9 weeks 5 days 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.
9 weeks 5 days ago
- PingID for Apple iOS or Google Android mobile devices is an app that works to generate one-time passwords on a smartphone.
10 weeks 1 day 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.
10 weeks 5 days 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.
10 weeks 5 days 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.
11 weeks 20 hours 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.
11 weeks 1 day ago
- Idea is to get security researchers to vie to find unknown vulnerabilities in software.
13 weeks 1 day ago
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