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Cloud computing brings changes for IT security workers

Cloud computing may help a company's bottom line, but it jeopardizes security, researcher Bruce Schneier says

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BYOD and cloud are top data breaches and malware risks, survey shows

With the influx of personal devices in the workplace and the unprecedented risk of data breach and malware, tightening IT security at a company can seem like a daunting task. Just how difficult of a task is it?

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Lost in the clouds: Your private data has been indexed by Google

Each day millions of people across the globe create backups of their files. These backups are supposed to offer a measure of assurance that their files are safe and easily recovered if needed. But that's not entirely true.

Lost in the clouds: 7 examples of compromised personal information

While having instant access to your information via the cloud is a major bonus to productivity and convenience, there's a risk that the security trade-off will be too high.

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Indiana's website taken out by DDoS in response to 'religious freedom' law

The state of Indiana is having a bad week. First, Governor Mike Pence signed a controversial "religious freedom" bill into law; now, twenty-four hours later, the state's website was knocked offline by a group taking up another...

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Clearing up the fog in implementing cloud security

Joseph Davidson, Senior Network Security Engineer at Adobe, discusses providing holistic security across a range of legacy and acquired products through a file integrity monitoring and configuration monitoring system.

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Study: Compliance biggest cloud security challenge

According to a new report by cloud security company CipherCloud, compliance is the single biggest concern for large organizations looking at cloud adoption

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Your guide to compliance in the cloud

You can ensure cloud compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA and other regulatory requirements, but it takes investigation and persistence to get the answers and documentation you need to prove it.

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Can software-based POS encryption improve PCI compliance?

In the wake of the recent Verizon report that shows that 80 percent are out of PCI DSS compliance between audits, some vendors are urging the PCI Council to consider approving software-based point-to-point encryption, in addition to...

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What happens inside Amazon when there’s a Xen vulnerability

When a Xen vulnerability is found, Amazon security engineers scramble to respond.

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iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

Symantec has discovered a campaign that aims to unlock Apple devices after they've been lost, which requires either the device's passcode or the credentials for a person's iCloud account.

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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.

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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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