You’d think security companies, with all their expertise, would be immune to intrusion. Think again. Last week security vendor Kaspersky Lab said the company had been hacked in early spring by what it believed was a country-sponsored effort—the same one behind 2011’s Duqu malware.
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Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco, and New York City. In her free time she enjoys surfing, traveling, music, yoga, and cooking. She currently resides in a small village on the southwest coast of Portugal.
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- June 15, 2015
With more data and assets than ever going virtual, it seems a no-brainer that security should follow suit. With this in mind security vendor Kaspersky Lab has patented a security architecture for virtual machines aimed at protecting virtual environments without hindering their performance.
- June 10, 2015
As if security professionals don’t have enough to worry about, medical devices may be the next major targets for hackers, according to a recent report.
- June 9, 2015
A recent survey found that when it comes to enterprise storage, companies are still control freaks, preferring to keep data away from the public cloud.
- June 8, 2015
Startup Menlo Security has emerged from stealth mode with $25 million more in its wallet and a new approach to fight malware that isolates Web traffic completely from the corporate desktop so potentially dangerous software can’t cause harm.
- June 3, 2015
Google (GOOG) aims to take the security of your mobile data out of the hands of device manufacturers and into a microSD card that will act as someone’s own personal data vault.
- June 2, 2015
As kids we’re taught that sharing is caring. But enterprises notoriously like to keep their internal corporate information close to the vest rather than foster an open dialogue between companies—with good reason.
- June 1, 2015
Chip giant AMD (AMD) has tapped a small U.K. startup to integrate security technology into processors that will protect against the loss and theft of mobile data.
- May 28, 2015
While they may be the type of security threat that gets the most public attention, zero-day attacks are relatively low on the list of what enterprises worry about, a recent study has found.
- May 27, 2015
In a classic case of eating its own dog food, Google (GOOG) has moved its corporate apps to the Internet in a show of faith for cloud security, which it said represents a new paradigm for the enterprise.
- May 26, 2015
Security startup Bracket Computing is offering an ambitious new solution to secure data on public clouds through what it claims is the first cloud virtualization system.
- May 20, 2015
There’s a new poison seeping into the cloud and it could pose considerable harm to critical enterprise and personal data. It’s a virus called VENOM and it could potentially allow cybercriminals and hackers to infiltrate entire networks through virtual resources on the cloud, according to published reports.
- May 19, 2015
A data security startup is arming itself with a raft of tech-industry veterans in its mission to provide the latest technology to help secure the enterprise data center with substantial help from the channel.
- May 18, 2015
Security professionals don’t always make the most ethical decisions when it comes to keeping enterprise networks safe, a new study has found.
- May 13, 2015
More mobile devices accessing the enterprise network via the cloud every day also means more opportunities for vulnerabilities to be exposed and hackers to enter where they’re not welcome.
- May 12, 2015
As enterprises begin shifting more and more to cloud computing, security is becoming a top priority. One of the companies hoping to provide all of a company’s cloud needs is Microsoft (MSFT) with its Azure platform. Given the software giant’s history for security vulnerabilities, however, battening down the hatches when leveraging Azure probably isn’t a bad idea.
- May 11, 2015
Microsoft (MSFT) is giving customers and solution providers a preview of new security technology that turns an eye to the cloud to prevent network attacks before they happen.
- May 7, 2015
The cloud security services market will experience a slow but steady rise for the next several years, meaning it’s a good time for solution providers to step up their cloud security skills and take advantage, according to a recent report by Infonetics Research.
- May 5, 2015
Cloud security remains a big concern for solution providers and vendors alike, which is one of the reasons why two leading industry organizations have collaborated to offer a new certification that will ensure VARs have the training and experience they need to properly secure their customers’ clouds.
- May 4, 2015
There was a time when companies bristled when third parties pointed out security flaws their own internal experts didn’t catch. Not so anymore, as Dropbox has joined big names including Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Yahoo (YHOO) in paying independent security researchers to find vulnerabilities in their applications.