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Do you know where all your mobile devices are?

Only 9% of IT professionals felt completely aware of all of the mobile devices accesses their enterprise infrastructure and applications, according a survey sponsored by the SANS Institute.
19 April 2012

NHS needs a security czar to prevent continuous data walkabout

While the South London Healthcare NHS Trust signs a Data Protection Undertaking, the security industry wonders why we have learnt nothing in the last two years – and calls for a new NHS data protection czar.
18 April 2012

PwC 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey: Preliminary findings report continued mobile insecurity

New statistics show that while many companies appear to understand the business threat from BYOD, many others are taking no precautions whatsoever.
18 April 2012

NAC market expected to surge over the next few years, predicts Frost and Sullivan NAC market expected to surge over the next few years, predicts Frost and Sullivan

The market for network access control (NAC) products is expected to grow at a 13.8% compound annual growth rate, reaching $312 million by 2016, predicts Frost and Sullivan.
02 April 2012

Financial malware proliferation prompts banks to take action Financial malware proliferation prompts banks to take action

As variants of Zeus and other financial malware proliferate, the risk of online banking account takeover is growing and the need for banks to take action is growing as well.
02 April 2012

Weaponized MS Word files targeting Macs

Weaponized Word files targeting Macs have been identified by AlienVault Labs, which says the malware is coming from the same Chinese group that has been targeting the Tibetan government and nongovernmental organizations.
29 March 2012

Millions of internet users trust weak passwords, research reveals Millions of internet users trust weak passwords, research reveals

Online passwords are so insecure that 1% can be cracked within 10 guesses, according to a researcher at Cambridge University.
28 March 2012

FTC reaches settlement on charges over RockYou breach

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with the social gaming site RockYou over charges it failed to protect the privacy of its users, enabling hackers to access personal information on 32 million users in 2009.
28 March 2012

White House outlines cybersecurity priorities for federal IT systems White House outlines cybersecurity priorities for federal IT systems

The Obama administration has identified three cybersecurity priorities for federal IT systems – trusted internet connections, continuous monitoring, and strong authentication – according to Howard Schmidt, the White House cybersecurity coordinator.
27 March 2012

Senators want probe into requiring job applicants to supply Facebook passwords Senators want probe into requiring job applicants to supply Facebook passwords

Two Democratic senators from the Northeast have sent letters to the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), calling for an investigating by those agencies into the practice by employers of requiring job candidates to provide Facebook login information.
26 March 2012

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