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Cloud security firm CipherCloud announced that it has closed a massive $50 million round of funding led by Transamerica Ventures.
Two independent research groups have already managed to bypass the protection mechanisms provided by the latest version of Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET).
The head of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) called for international discussions to ensure control of the web remains decentralized.
Microsoft reported that some users who have applied patch (MS14-066) to address the Schannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-632) 1are having issues, including a fatal alert related to the TLS protocol.
Security experts share their thoughts on the "Darkhotel" espionage campaign and provide recommendations for executives who travel a lot and don't want sensitive corporate information to end up in the hands of cyber spies.
Researchers claim that a new attack method can be leveraged to silently modify the digital ballots used in the Internet voting process.
The annual Independent Oracle Users Group database security survey continues to paint a mixed bag of good and bad.
Amazon Web Services announced three new services designed to provide enterprise customers with additional security, governance, and compliance solutions for their resources deployed in the AWS Cloud.
Microsoft has acquired Israeli cyber security startup Aorato, a company focused on protecting Active Directory deployments.
Hackers believed to have been working from China broke through defenses of the US weather service recently, according to a report.

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Avi Chesla's picture
In order to reap the greatest benefit from virtualization, SDN and NFV concepts, the control and data-plane functions of network security devices should be decoupled.
Travis Greene's picture
Done correctly, process automation can be used for triggering and diagnosing, with corrective actions presented as a menu of options for overworked security teams.
Pat Calhoun's picture
Adapted firewall VPN technology ensures network efficiency at a fraction of the cost of MPLS acquisition, with failover support to eliminate the pains of packet loss and minimize the impact on the user.
Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
James McFarlin's picture
Whether Adm. Michael Rogers can capitalize on opportunities to pull together the teamwork necessary to shore up America’s cybersecurity is a game just begun.
David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.
David Maman's picture
Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is a crucial part of your compliance and safety profile, but to be effective at protecting your database, you need to understand its limitations.
Danelle Au's picture
Cloud adoption should be a collaborative rather than prescriptive process between employees and IT. With the right mindset and strategy, what employees want and what IT wants can become a proper union in a Venn diagram.
Jason Polancich's picture
Your employees, partners, customers and suppliers are your “survival group” battle-buddies now and it’s important to know how the zombies behave and where they hide.
Travis Greene's picture
IAM is sometimes forgotten in the discussion of controls. However, it’s best to have these conversations when planning and evaluating controls, rather than after a breach.
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