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2015 security predictions

11 predictions for security in 2015

It’s tough to know what the security landscape will look like in six months, never mind a year. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.

The future of security: 11 predictions for 2015

It’s tough to know what the security landscape will look like in six months, never mind a year. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.

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IT and end users are far apart on critical data access

End users have access to a lot more sensitive data than IT departments think they do, says a new Ponemon survey

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Destover variant signed with stolen Sony certificate was part of a joke

On Tuesday, researchers at Kaspersky Lab reported that a sample from the Destover family of malware – the same family used to attack Sony Pictures – was signed by a stolen Sony certificate. As it turns out, the sample was part of a...

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Security group plans for a future without passwords

The FIDO Alliance encourages stronger use of biometrics and hardware tokens instead of passwords to identify users

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Forgotten subdomains boost risk of account hijacking, other attacks

Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers

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Feds' bid to seize Irish emails threatens US citizen's privacy, Microsoft says

The US government would not allow another country to seize data stored on US soil in the same way, Microsoft said in a court filing

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US court extends NSA surveillance rules in current form

A reform bill, USA Freedom Act, ran into difficulties in the Senate

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8 Christmas gifts that will need to be secured

After employees unwrap their holiday gifts, many will want to bring them in to use for work. Remote employees may use personal devices at home to access corporate data. Here are eight popular products found under the tree, and advice...

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Data from wearable devices could soon land you in jail

Data from a Fitbit wristband is being used in an insurance civil litigation case, but the ramifications of the legal fight are clear: A judge can subpoena data from a wearable device.

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The 5 worst Big Data privacy risks (and how to guard against them)

There are enormous benefits from Big Data analytics, but also massive potential for exposure that could result in anything from embarrassment to outright discrimination. Here's what to look out for - and how to protect yourself and...

Should Chief Marketing Officers be involved in security and privacy decisions?

In a report issued today by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the management consulting firm urged Chief Marketing Officers to get more involved in data protection

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Sony's IT blueprints leaked by hackers

The hackers responsible for the nightmare at Sony Pictures have released more information, focusing on IT and sales operations.

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Security executives reveal their holiday wish lists

Do you know any security executives who say they have everything they need to keep their organizations safe from threats? Chances are you don’t.

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The breach at Sony Pictures is no longer just an IT issue

Sony Pictures is in the middle of a nightmare thanks to a group of people with an axe to grind. On Monday, Sony's hackers published thousands of documents compromised during the attack, exposing the company's most important assets -...

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Watch out for these 3 holiday shopping scams

The holiday shopping season is also the holiday scamming season. Whether you shop online or at the mall, be mindful of these three types of scams.

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San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards is designed to curb theft and fraud

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10 point smartcard checklist for merchants

Just about a year from now, retail merchants who currently accept only magnetic stripe payment cards will have to start accepting chip-based smart cards as well.

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