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Power to the people: Securing consumerized devices

The consumerization genie is out of the bottle. Employees are increasingly using consumer-focused websites and apps such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for work-related …

Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net

It’s been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer …

Security recommendations to prevent cyber intrusions

Cyber thieves, hacktivists, pranksters, nation-states, and malicious coders for hire all pose serious threats to the security of both government and private sector networks. A …

Recent HIPAA/HITECH changes

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to broaden and …

Mitigating software vulnerabilities

Microsoft released a new whitepaper that describes how exploit mitigation technologies can help reduce or eliminate risk, prevent attacks and minimize operational disruption …

How to secure a moving target with limited resources

Today, as security threats increase and regulatory requirements grow more complex, businesses are recognizing that compliance and security are business-critical priorities. …

Security precautions for mobile business applications

Mobile applications have become one of the hottest trends, but this has come at a price. The sharp rise in popularity means businesses are rushing their apps to the market, …

Solution for Popureb rootkit infection

Bootkits are kernel-mode rootkit variants that hide in the computer’s master boot record (MBR) and are notoriously difficult to spot and, sometimes, to eradicate. …

Identity theft doesn’t take vacations

Identity theft is a real risk and one that is amplified during the summer months. Recent survey results indicated that, whether booking flights at home, logging on at a Wi-Fi …

Protect your computer and phone from illegal police searches

Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. Can police officers enter your home to search …

Free return on security investment calculator

The Information Security & Business Continuity Academy launched its free Return on Security Investment (ROSI) calculator (registration required). This calculator provides …

Protect yourself from Olympic phishing scams

Nobody yet knows for certain whether they have been allocated 2012 Olympic event tickets. Until June 24, when confirmations arrive, there remains the risk that some people …

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