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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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Kaspersky: We Were Hacked by Same Country Behind Duqu

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.

Kaspersky Lab Patents Virtual Machine Security

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.

Study: Zero-Day Attacks Least of Enterprise Worries

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.

‘Venom’ Security Bug Allows Network Intrusion via the Cloud

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.

Fortinet Extends Cloud Security to Microsoft’s Azure Platform

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.

Infonetics: Cloud Security Services Market on the Rise

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.

Cloud Security Alliance, (ISC)² Team Up on New Cloud Security Certification

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.

Dropbox To Pay ‘Bug Bounties’ to Security Experts to Find Vulnerabilities

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.

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