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National Cybersecurity Career Fair in June Will Connect Employers to Entry Level Cybersecurity Workers

Do you know anyone who is an aspiring cyber security professional? Here is some important information to pass along to help them get their career started. This is also big news if your organization is looking to recruit entry-level people for IT security positions. Coming up this June 18 and 19, 2014, Cyber Aces is presenting the first National Cybersecurity … Read more

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Collateral Damage From the NSA Spying Debacle: Trust in U.S. IT Companies is Shattered

There’s an old proverb that goes something like this: Crap rolls downhill. (Well, the proverb uses an even more crude slang word instead of “crap,” but I’m trying to be polite here.) I think this proverb aptly applies to the fallout from Edward Snowden revealing secret details of government mass surveillance programs initiated by the National Security Agency (NSA). Since … Read more

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Lessons Learned From the Banking Industry DDoS Attacks: Good Advice Worth Heeding

Now that the banking industry has gone through four rounds of very public DDoS attacks, experts are looking at what happened to extract some “lessons learned” to turn this negative into a positive. Even if your business isn’t a financial institution, there’s good advice here that’s certainly worth heeding. Lesson One: No matter what industry or business you’re in, you … Read more

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A new generation of IT security solutions for an evolving threat landscape

I recently had a chat with Manish Gupta, senior vice president of products at security vendor FireEye. Gupta described how the IT threat landscape has changed dramatically over the last three or four years, and how this has rendered legacy security solutions rather weak. This means that a new generation of IT security solutions has to be developed to counter … Read more

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The Dark Side Of Covert Clouds

We know it happens all the time – employees want to get something done quickly, so they bypass the bureaucracy of their company’s IT department and with a couple of clicks go straight to the cloud. But by doing so, they greatly increase the risk of exposing the company’s network to malware. A recent survey of IT professionals and office … Read more

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McAfee Report Cites Citadel Threat

Cyberspace grew both more dangerous and irritating in the first quarter of the year, according to McAfee Labs’ threat report for the period. In a report issued this week, the tech security company sounded a special warning about the Citadel Trojan, which has been updated to extract personal information from victims. “In the first quarter the global cybercriminal community went … Read more

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Evolving Threats To Drive Cloud-Based Security Market

Sales of cloud-based security services will grow 69% over the next 5 years, according to new research. This forecast comes on the heels of a big year in the market for global cloud and customer premises equipment (CPE)-based security services, which grew another 12% in 2012 to $13 billion, according to Infonetics’ just released Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services … Read more

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Enterprise Cloud Security Solutions Still Have a Ways To Go; Report

Enterprise cloud security practices are improving (slightly), but there remains a long way to go, according to a new report. Only around 50 percent of IT leaders surveyed in a new report said they are confident they are aware of all of the cloud services in use within their organization, a roughly 5 percent improvement since 2010. For Mike Denning, … Read more

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Report: All Is Relatively Secure In The Cloud

One of the biggest silver linings surrounding cloud computing of late has been its exponential growth. Spending on cloud services is forecast to grow 18.5 percent to $131 billion worldwide this year, according to Gartner. But with this expansion comes the obvious question: Is it secure? Alert Logic, a cloud security vendor, released its new State of Cloud Security report … Read more

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RSA Coverage: Japan Offers Best Privacy and Security Policies for Cloud

If you want a secure and private cloud-computing environment, there is no safer place than Japan. On Thursday, The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the software industry’s international watchdog, previewed findings from the forthcoming 2012 Global Cloud Computing Scorecard. The pre-release only shows the scores in the privacy and security categories. The scorecard, which is set for a full release on … Read more

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