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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes – Who watches the watchmen?

The Dutch Big Brother Awards for 2011 have been announced. There are three prize categories: People, Companies and Government.

Survey spammers targeting new Pinterest site

Survey spammers targeting new Pinterest site

Survey spammers have taken a keen interest in a new website, called Pinterest, which enables users to create virtual corkboards, according to research by Symantec.

IRS warns taxpayers about latest phishing scams

As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers about phishing scams designed to trick them into revealing sensitive personal information.

Apple ships record 83 security fixes for Safari browser

Apple has released Safari 5.1.4, the latest version of its web browser, with a record 83 security patches.

ISSA releases SME data security standard guidance

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has released the first in a series of guidance documents to accompany a new information security standard for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

HHS fines Blue Cross of Tennessee for theft of 57 hard drives

HHS fines Blue Cross of Tennessee for theft of 57 hard drives

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is fining Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee $1.5 million related to the 2009 theft of 57 unencrypted computer hard drives containing protected health information on over one million patients.

BBC under attack from Iran

BBC staff face physical and emotional intimidation while BBC Persian TV services come under cyber threat from Iran.

Performance comparison between Bit9, Symantec and McAfee

The Tolly Group has published a new report: 'Comparison of Bit9 Advanced Threat Solution versus McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1'. But are they apples and oranges?

Dell buys SonicWALL

In 2010 Dell bought SecureWorks, last month it bought AppAssure, and now it buys SonicWall in a move that strengthens its security stance and makes it more attractive to the corporate market.

Adobe ships patch for ColdFusion flaw that could lead to DoS attacks

Adobe has released a Priority 2 security update for ColdFusion that fixes a vulnerability that puts users at risk for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

Obama administration invoking privacy concerns to block FOIA requests

Obama administration invoking privacy concerns to block FOIA requests

The Obama administration is increasingly invoking privacy concerns to block Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by journalists.

Best defense is a good offense: DARPA expands offensive cyber research

Best defense is a good offense: DARPA expands offensive cyber research

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is expanding its research into offensive cyber capabilities, DARPA Director Regina Dugan told a conference this week.

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