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NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a policy that allows the NSA and law enforcement agencies to read encrypted data when they need to, NSA director Michael Rogers said during an appearance at a cybersecurity policy event Monday.


Hamamatsu eliminates malware with virtual appliances

OpenDNS rescues optical sensor maker from crippling infections.

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Facebook sees challenges to sharing threat data with US

Facebook's new platform for sharing information about security threats appears to be gaining support, though it's unclear if the U.S. government or law enforcement will get a seat at the table, something a Facebook official said is...

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Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

Microsoft said it would follow a new standard of the International Organization for Standardization

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

In the latest Internet of Things security blunder, personal weather station devices made by Netatmo were found sending users' Wi-Fi passwords back to the company over unencrypted connections.

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Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT

Some Democratic senators want new laws that mandate security and privacy measures on the Internet of Things, as concern grows over personal data collected by connected devices.

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CSO50 winners announced

Find out the winners of CSO's upcoming event.

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Do executives think you are relevant to cloud security decisions?

Findings from a recent report suggest the need to make some shifts to stay relevant in executive and board-level conversations about security

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Only 8 percent of companies can track shadow IT

Only 8 percent of companies know the scope of shadow IT at their organizations, according to a new survey by the Cloud Security Alliance

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Akamai predicts more cheap hacking toolkits, political attacks next year

We'll be seeing more severe vulnerabilities like Shellshock and Heartbleed in 2015, cheap online hacking and politically motivated attacks predicts Akamai

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Gogo Inflight Internet serves up 'man-in-the-middle' with fake SSL

A Google Chrome security engineer has discovered that Gogo In-flight Internet is issuing fake Google certificates.

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Police suspect fraud took most of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins

Japanese police believe only 1 percent of some 650,000 bitcoins was taken by hackers, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper

Over 30 vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine

Researchers escaped the Java sandbox on the cloud platform and executed code on the underlying system

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5 PCI Compliance gaps

With the holiday shopping season coming up, and crooks lining up to take advantage of the stress and confusion, this is a good time for merchants to review their payment security procedures.

NotCompable sets new standards for mobile botnet sophistication

The NotCompatible mobile malware has reached a new level of sophistication. The malware was first detected in 2012, but the newly discovered variant, NotCompatible.C, is the most complex mobile malware ever seen.

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The top infosec issues of 2014

Security experts weigh in on the top IT security trends of 2014, what was learned and what needs to be done

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The 7 deadly sins of startup security

The shift in mindset about security for startups is even more critical in this ever changing risk landscape.

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Live data used to highlight cloud-based risks

Later this week, SaaS security firm Adallom will release a report based on data collected from their own customers. The research covers an entire year, from October 2013 to 2014, and highlights a number of risks, including some that...

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