Ellen Messmer

Senior Editor, Network World

Ellen Messmer is a senior editor at Network World. She covers news and technology trends related to information security.


Google's plan for Chrome worries certificate authority vendors

Certificate Authority Security Forum says 'deprecation' of SHA-1 algorithm risks chaos during shopping season.

Cleveland Indians turn to SIEM in malware, botnet battle

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...

Skyhigh Networks integrates cloud security for Box file-sharing with on-premises DLP systems

A file sent from a mobile device to Box can first be inspected by Symantec, McAfee, EMC RSA data-loss prevention systems.

NIST issues Best Practices on how to best use Secure Shell software

NIST's drafted recommendations warn sys admins of pitfalls in SSH use that give attackers the advantage.

Can SDN usher in better IT security?

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.

Security council blames breaches on poor PCI standard support

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...

HyTrust, Intel team to lock down VMware virtual machines

Boundary controls ensure VMware workloads only run in trusted locations.

Should companies practice data retention or data destruction?

Many businesses focus on record retention, but here's why one lawyer says "Destroy!"

Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

Start-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...

Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

GuardiCore developing "honeypot" approach to detecting and blocking stealthy attacks.

Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

As 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....

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