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  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup: May 4, 2012 – Think Before You Click

    Trending Security News Security news stories this week continue to validate the importance of cybersecurity skills in the marketplace and FEMA released a new National Preparedness Report providing insights on the state of national critical infrastructure protection. Here are some of the security news...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup: May 18, 2012 – Smartphone Security, Cyber Threat Trends and the Importance of Secure Development

    Trending Security News Security news stories this week focused on smartphone security and GPS tracking; our Security Development Conference in DC; and a report on security technology trends with a few stories also covering malware stats and cyber-attacks. Here are the security news stories and two blog...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Sep 2, 2011 : DigiNotar and Fraudulent Google Cert

    Trending Security News The big security news this week focused on the security breach of Dutch certificate authority DigiNotar, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Vasco Data Security. This significance of the event was underscored when it was announced that one of the certificates affected by the breach was...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Aug 19, 2011

    Trending Security News This week security news stories focused on the rise of rapidly changing social engineered malware spread through mail attachments designed to infect your computer. You may have received these suspicious often poorly written emails before, asking you to open an attached form that...
  • Blog Post: Security Week in Review: March 4, 2011

    Trending Security News Mark this phrase – “trusted supply chain.” It is not in Wikipedia yet, but it is an important discussion point for managing cybersecurity and risk that looks at the question of where your software came from and who touched it before it was deployed on your...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Sep 23, 2011 : Rustock Botnet Case Goes to the FBI

    Trending Security News The week ended on a high note with news that Microsoft had successfully completed its civil action in the Rustock botnet case and had passed along all of its evidence to the FBI for possible criminal investigation. CNET led the coverage with its Microsoft hands Rustock botnet case...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup: April 6, 2012 – Cybersecurity: Go Ahead, Be Defensive!

    Trending Security News Security news stories this week covered a failed attempt by Anonymous to bring down the Internet; latest malware stats for Macs; new government investments in understanding big data trends and building new cybercrime defenses; and eight UK universities who recognize excellence...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Sep 9, 2011 : DigiNotar Reverberations Continue

    Trending Security News DigiNotar continued to reverberate through the industry this week. Companies scrambled to block and eliminate potentially compromised certificates. Meanwhile security experts took time to ponder what the event meant for security going forward. This led to headlines that included...
  • Blog Post: Security Week in Review: February 25, 2011

    Well, this week was pretty lean compared to the plethora of Security topics written last week during RSA.  Still, I was able to find a few nuggets that are interesting or noteworthy.  I am continuing to see the trends that have emerged recently with respect to Cyber threat and stronger government...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup: April 20, 2012 – Cybersecurity R&D Trends

    Security News Security news stories this week covered CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that continues to draw fire from privacy groups: some experts weigh the pros while others say the bill is too vague as written and predict it will be tabled. Also in the news Anonymous claims Pastebin censorship and creates...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup: April 27, 2012 – Tracking the Security Trends: Data Integrity

    Trending Security News Security news stories last week reported the House passed the CISPA bill; CNET reports Mac security ten years behind Microsoft; and infosecurity ran a story about the GAO that testified on Capitol Hill reporting there were 42,887 cybersecurity incidents last year. Here are some...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Oct 14, 2011 : Hide Your Children, It’s a Zero Day!

    Trending Security News This week included the release of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) volume 11, which included some focused research to put “zero-day” exploits in context.  Dark Reading captured the essence of the research with the headline New Microsoft Data Puts Zero-Day Threat...
  • Blog Post: Security Week in Review: February 18, 2011

    Jeff here, bringing you a bit of overview and analysis of the trending security news from this week and links to some blogs, papers and media that you might have missed, but shouldn’t.  Lots of grist for the mill this week because of RSA Conference 2011 . Trending Security News Collective Defense...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup: April 13, 2012 – Data Security Trends and Issues

    Trending Security News Security news stories this week highlighted data breaches, tips on computer security, cybersecurity and online safety patterns and practices, and analysis in support and criticism of Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA). Here’s our top news stories and blog...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Sep 16, 2011 : Bot Net Armies and Heidi Klum

    Trending Security News Sometimes the juxtaposition of stories you read is kind of interesting. Over at Network World, Tim Greene authored an article Bot army being assembled, awaiting orders . While CNET News reported Heidi Klum the 'most dangerous' celeb on the Net . It appears as if Klum , a model...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Aug 12, 2011 : Dissecting a Shady Rat

    Trending Security News Probably the most widely discussed and interesting story in security news was the follow-on activity from McAfee’s disclosures last week of “Operation Shady Rat.”   As we noted previously , Vanity Fair called it an “unprecedented cyber-espionage campaign and intellectual property...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : March 2, 2012 : RSA U.S. Security Industry Show and Tell

    Trending Security News This week at the RSA U.S. 2012 Conference in San Francisco, IT security executives, government leaders and security researchers and hackers gathered together for keynotes and sessions covering a range of topics impacting the industry today. Security experts shared the latest trends...