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Sony Hack Adds Security Pressure On Companies

December 19, 2014 10:01 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.         

Congress Passes Bill To Confront Rising Risks Of Cyberattack

December 19, 2014 9:19 am | by Automation Federation | News | Comments

The United States Congress earlier this week took an important step forward to better protect...

5 Challenges To Cybersecurity In The New Year

December 16, 2014 12:49 pm | by Karl Volkman | Articles | Comments

It’s been a tough year for those battling cybersecurity threats and data breaches. From Target...

App Automatically Changes Passwords

December 11, 2014 10:53 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Dashlane, the password manager app, introduces a new feature to keep you safer by automatically...

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Power Industry Cybersecurity Services For Control System Users

December 10, 2014 10:29 am | by Emerson Process Management | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management has developed a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity services designed to help its Ovation control system customers in the power industry secure their cyber assets and meet compliance regulations. 

Belden To Acquire Tripwire, A Leader In Cybersecurity

December 10, 2014 9:47 am | by Belden Inc. | News | Comments

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tripwire for $710 million in cash.                 

The Importance Of Testing IT Readiness And Strong Backup Plans

December 8, 2014 11:39 am | by Chris Cooley | Articles | Comments

Every manufacturer recognizes that its IT network and application infrastructure get more complex every day. At the same time, pressure mounts to make sure that critical IT projects run smoothly, are cost-effective and provide a higher-than-ever ROI. Manufacturers also know that disruptions and outages are inevitable — and they understand the costs when a disaster strikes.

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Open-Architecture Key Management Solution

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Barcoding, Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, is now offering an open-architecture Key Management Solution to provide users with greater flexibility and customization options for issuing and collecting keys more quickly and efficiently.

FBI Looking Into Hack Of Sony Computers

December 2, 2014 9:43 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week.                      

Automakers Take Aim At Car Computer Hacks

November 24, 2014 9:51 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tests have revealed vulnerabilities in today's tech-enabled vehicles. Hackers have shown that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes or lock them up, and even kill the engine.  

New Robots Patrol For Security In Silicon Valley

November 21, 2014 3:05 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The new K5 robot features laser scanning and a 360-degree live video camera, but it won't be chasing down the bad guys. It's designed to move around people as it sends images back to a command center.               

Future-Proof Secure Hardware Root Of Trust Technology For IoT Applications

November 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Elliptic Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Elliptic Technologies, a leading provider of embedded security solutions for the connected world, today unveiled tRoot, its future-proof secure hardware root of trust technology targeting the increasing security challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Feds Say Web Privacy Firm Deceived Consumers

November 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.        

AT&T Drops 'Super Cookies'

November 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.

BlackBerry Expanding Its Mobile-Security Arsenal

November 14, 2014 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices.                         

Privacy Advantages Of Using A Datacenter In Iceland

November 10, 2014 11:48 am | by Natalie Lehrer | Blogs | Comments

According to most data security analysts, Iceland is often referred to as the most privacy-friendly nation for hosting sensitive data. Because data files are becoming larger, it becomes more practical to host data in one central location where it can be readily accessible from any where in the world.

Cybersecurity Firm IDs New Apple-Targeting Malware

November 6, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users.                                   

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Security Contractor Breach Unnoticed For Months

November 4, 2014 1:07 pm | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.

Walk, Don’t Run: A Security Framework For Midsize Organizations

October 29, 2014 12:08 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Companies think their network is secure because they bought a product or service, and then they rest. You can’t rest. You need to consistently monitor and analyze your network while investing in training and security updates.        

As Wearables Market Grows, Businesses Need To Focus On Privacy

October 28, 2014 1:01 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Twenty percent of adults in the U.S. already own a wearable device — and that number is quickly expected to rise, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.                        

Application Recommendations For Wireless EtherNet/IP

October 28, 2014 12:50 pm | by Eduard Polyakov | Articles | Comments

Deploying a wireless network requires thoughtful planning and design, as well as periodic monitoring to meet expectations for bandwidth, throughput, reliability and security.                     

Apple CEO Says Apple Pay A Success

October 28, 2014 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.             

Apple Issues Security Warning For iCloud

October 22, 2014 10:03 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.             

FTC Names Privacy Expert As Chief Technologist

October 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy.            

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

October 21, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.                                   

Hackers, Downtime And Deathmobiles In The Age Of IoT

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

It seems that many in manufacturing operations and IT are being tasked with quelling security fears instead of being given the opportunity to address these concerns, and leverage the advantages of greater enterprise-wide connectivity.     

JPMorgan CEO Says More Should Be Done On Cyberattacks

October 14, 2014 2:03 pm | by Steve Rothwell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

JPMorgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon says that more coordination between businesses and government is needed to combat the rising threat of cyberattacks.                             

Millions Of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

October 13, 2014 1:21 pm | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords.                     

Norton Antivirus Maker Splitting Into 2 Companies

October 10, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two.                                           

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