Jaikumar Vijayan

Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's marketing website TechBeacon.

Flex streamlines app access for 20k suppliers with IAM overhaul

IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Anti-fraud measures by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state agencies over the past two years have made tax refund scams harder for cyber criminals to pull off even as attacks targeting taxpayer information continue unabated.

Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Whether you are opposed to it or not, enterprises need to have a plan for negotiating with people who take their data hostage.

5 tips for better enterprise security

5 tips for better enterprise security

Do your security policies and procedures actually promote better security, or is your company only looking for known malware and ignoring the human factor? It’s a tricky balancing act that trips up many organizations.

5 things you should know about cyber insurance

5 things you should know about cyber insurance

As more companies step in to offer insurance coverage against a broad range of cyber losses, we break down five points that organizations should keep in mind as they consider their options.

Tech Groups Press Congress to Pass USA Freedom Act

Tech Groups Press Congress to Pass USA Freedom Act

As Congress returned from summer recess Monday, several technology and civil rights groups quickly renewed their push for a bill that seeks to put curbs on the bulk collection of phone records and Internet data by the government.

Data Shows Home Depot Breach Could Be Largest Ever

Data Shows Home Depot Breach Could Be Largest Ever

Home Depot may have earned the dubious distinction of being responsible for the biggest compromise ever involving credit and debit card data.

Home Depot Breach Could Be as Big as Target's

Home Depot Breach Could Be as Big as Target's

In what could turn out to be another huge data breach, Home Depot on Tuesday confirmed that it is investigating a potential compromise of credit card and debit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers.

Backoff Malware Infections Are More Widespread Than Thought

Backoff Malware Infections Are More Widespread Than Thought

The number of businesses hit by the data-stealing Backoff malware may be substantially more than the 1,000 or so companies estimated by federal officials.

Retailers Warned to Act Now to Protect Against Backoff Malware

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council issued a bulletin urging retailers to immediately review their security controls to ensure point-of-sale systems are protected against 'Backoff,' a malware tool that was used in the...

Amazon's Efforts to Test Drones for Package Delivery Gain Support

Amazon's Efforts to Test Drones for Package Delivery Gain Support

A group that represents the nascent commercial drone industry in the U.S., has thrown its weight behind a bid by Amazon to test drones for package delivery.

Tesla Recruits Hackers to Boost Vehicle Security

Tesla Recruits Hackers to Boost Vehicle Security

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. The Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated...

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