Ellen Messmer

Senior Editor, Network World

Ellen Messmer is a senior editor at Network World. She covers news and technology trends related to information security.

Security council blames breaches on poor PCI standard support

Should companies practice data retention or data destruction?

Many businesses focus on record retention, but here’s why one lawyer says “Destroy!”

Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

The Certificate Authority Security Council weighs in on new SSL server certificate rules.

Homeland Security wants corporate board of directors more involved in cyber-security

DHS will include the National Association of Corporate Directors “Directors’ Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight” handbook on the U.S. CERT website.

Is “Bring Your Own Identity” a security risk or advantage?

Questions abound over websites authenticating users via identities established through Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon, Microsoft Live, Yahoo Ponemon Institute survey shows.

New SSL server rules go into effect Nov. 1

Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don’t conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard...

Cybercrime wave whacks European banks

Banks across Europe are now coping with a wave of cybercrime in which crooks are transferring funds out of customer accounts through a scam involving bypassing some two-factor authentication systems to steal large sums, according to a...

Survey: Corporate security thwarted by dialog failure between IT dept. and management

Ponemon survey of 4,881 IT and security practitioners also shows many want total security-product overhaul to counter advanced persistent threats.

The worst security SNAFUs this year (so far!)

The worst security SNAFUs this year (so far!)

From denial-of-service attacks to cyber-espionage to just plain old human flubs, network security SNAFUS abound.

Worst data breaches of 2014…So far

Worst data breaches of 2014…So far

For the first half of this year that is

The Firewall: Questions abound about its future role in cloud, mobile and SDN environments

The Firewall: Questions abound about its future role in cloud, mobile and SDN environments

It’s been 20 years since Check Point FireWall-1 made firewalls mainstream.

10 security start-ups to watch

10 security start-ups to watch

Squeezing more out of log management and SIEM; beating botnets; detecting stealthy attacks.

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