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Netcraft Tool Flags Websites Affected By Heartbleed

The new browser plug-in can identify Web sites that maybe vulnerable to the OpenSSL bug Full Story »
Top Line Interview

How a Cyber Cop Patrols the Underworld of Ecommerce

Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does.

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Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period

Advice & Opinion

Big Data Security Context

I just finished up a lengthy tour through Latin America and Asia, as described in many of my latest blogs. Most recently I was in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). I had the opportunity to work with various government agencies, organizations within critical infrastructure and general enterprise businesses across ANZ. Their primary topic of interest: big data. More specifically, they were interested in determining what needs to be part of a successful big data security strategy.

News

Truecrypt Source Code Audit Finds No Critical Flaws Or Intentional Backdoors

Some vulnerabilities were identified but are likely accidental, security auditors from iSEC Partners said

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Google Said to Be Eyeing a Boost to Encrypted Sites in Search Results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users

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AT&T Hacker Weev Released From Prison After Appeals Court Overturns Conviction

A federal appeals court has ruled that the venue for Auernheimer's prosecution wasn't appropriate

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Tests Confirm Heartbleed Bug Can Expose Server's Private Key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug

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As Companies Grow, Managing Risks Gets More Complex

Size matters when it comes to security, according to Davi Ottenhelmer. Ottenhelmer, senior director of trust at EMC, titled his presentation at SOURCE Boston Wednesday, "Delivering Security at Big Data Scale," and began with the premise that, "as things get larger, a lot of our assumptions break."

News

Hackers Prepping for OpenSSL Heartbleed Attacks

While security pros hustle to patch Web sites affected by the widespread OpenSSL flaw nicknamed Heartbleed, there are indications that cybercriminals are hoping to beat them to the punch.

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'Drop Dropbox' Protests Flare as Wiretap Proponent Condoleezza Rice Joins Board

Not surprisingly, privacy advocates decry the appointment of Rice, a pro-surveillance hawk, to the board of a company that stores user data.

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Stung By File-encrypting Malware, Researchers Fight Back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

News

The Critical, Widespread Heartbleed Bug and You: How to Keep Your Private Info Safe

Heartbleed is a devastating bug that shatters online encryption efforts

Feature

Cognitive Bias: The Risk From Everyone in Your Organization, Including You

Risks to enterprises are not only of the security breach variety from outside attackers, malicious insiders or even careless employees. Another comes from everybody in an organization a even its most loyal, careful, capable members.

How To

How to Ensure SAM and SLM Compliance in Mobile Environments

Software asset management and software license management aren't just for on-premises assets. Find out how they can help you ensure compliance with software policies and agreements across mobile devices as well.