Bob Brown

Bob Brown is the former news editor for Network World.

Staples hires its very first CISO

Cisco security researcher: Ransomware crowd big on customer service

Cisco security researcher: Ransomware crowd big on customer service

Cisco security research breaks down the anatomy of a cyberattack throughout the exploit kit infection chain, all the way to ransomware attacks and investigation into such breaches, at SecureWorld Boston event

Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers says his purpose in speaking at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday wasn’t to scare anyone, but then he went ahead and called on everyone in the room to...

Heat map to show where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

Heat map to show where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country. The first rendition should be out late next year.

Sony BMG Rootkit Scandal: 10 Years Later

Sony BMG Rootkit Scandal: 10 Years Later

Hackers really have had their way with Sony over the past year, taking down its Playstation Network last Christmas Day and creating an international incident by exposing confidential data from Sony Pictures Entertainment in response...

5 cool new security research breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security ’14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.

25 cool cloud, security & mobile startups to watch

There's no scientific formula behind this list: It's just a bunch of new-ish, mainly enterprise-focused computing and networking companies that have launched, received fresh funding of late or otherwise popped onto my radar screen.

12 terrific tech and security-related TED talks

12 terrific tech and security-related TED talks

From thoughts on the NSA spying controversy, to an explanation of how one presenter hacked her own online dating profile

Cryptolocker: The Musical

Everyone's looking for a fresh spin on Cryptolocker, the maddening ransomware that has become more prominent in recent days, and Umbrella Security Labs has come up with one: A 3D visualization set to music. Dan Hubbard, CTO for the...

Tempting new Apple iOS 7 concept videos emerge

The pressure is increasing on Apple to revamp iOS for iPhones and iPads as competitors -- from Samsung to Microsoft to BlackBerry -- roll out advances, and the Apple faithful have no shortage of ideas for what iOS 7 should...

Murder suspect and fugitive John McAfee defends himself via blog

John McAfee, the security software pioneer who is wanted in connection with a murder in Belize, has launched a blog to defend himself while on the lam. "The Hinterland - The official blog of John McAfee" debuted on Nov. 17, with...

Exploring cybercriminal minds, safeguarding privacy among $50M worth of new NSF research projects

The National Science Foundation (NSF) this week awarded $50 million for more than 70 research projects focused on securing cyberspace in the United States. The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace awards are aimed at protecting...

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