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Utilities to pump $14 billion into smart grid cybersecurity by 2018 Utilities to pump $14 billion into smart grid cybersecurity by 2018

Smart grid cybersecurity investment is predicted to total $14 billion from 2011 through 2018, with 63% of that money going toward control system security, according to Pike Research.
18 October 2011

NoScript goes mobile on smartphones and tablets

One of the most popular add-ons for Mozilla Firefox, and one that stops a lot of scripted malware from 'doing things' on your computer, has been ported to the Google Android and Maemo smartphone/tablet computing platforms.
18 October 2011

Symantec tackles the problem of cloud-based malvertising Symantec tackles the problem of cloud-based malvertising

Symantec has launched a new content analysis service for website managers that publish third-party content – usually advertising – from ad farm servers, in a bid to generate advertising revenue.
18 October 2011

Research claims password misuse is root cause of surge in hacking Research claims password misuse is root cause of surge in hacking

In response to the surge in the number of systems being hacked, Lieberman Software says that its research shows that password misuse is largely to blame for the data breaches.
18 October 2011

DDoS attacks against e-commerce sites last 40% longer, says VeriSign DDoS attacks against e-commerce sites last 40% longer, says VeriSign

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against e-commerce sites last 40% longer than average DDoS attacks, according to VeriSign research.
18 October 2011

Who’s watching the watchdog? SEC admits to possible data breach Who’s watching the watchdog? SEC admits to possible data breach

At the same time that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was preparing corporate guidelines for cybersecurity risk disclosure, the securities market watchdog was informing its employees that their personal brokerage account information may have been compromised by a contractor.
17 October 2011

ISF report recommends more emphasis on IT security in the mainstream

A report just published recommends that there is a strong need for security governance within organisations to help position IT security within a wider business context – and not just within the IT department – as well as delivering value to the business concerned.
17 October 2011

Almost two-thirds of ITsec professionals think their board managers should take more interest in security

Research just published claims to show that almost two-third of firms believe that their higher levels of non-IT management should show more interest in IT security.
17 October 2011

WebView system used in Android app development may be flawed says US professor WebView system used in Android app development may be flawed says US professor

A leading US academic will shortly publish a paper highlighting potential security problems with the WebView platform, the coding system used to create many of the most popular Google Android apps.
17 October 2011

RSA Europe: John Colley talks about the past, present and future of (ISC)²

Infosecurity got a chance to sit down with John Colley, managing director EMEA for (ISC)², at last week's RSA Europe, and we learned that one of his current aims is to encourage new members – who do not currently satisfy the membership criteria – to sign up for associate membership of the security association.
17 October 2011

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