Paul F. Roberts

Paul Roberts is an experienced technology reporter and editor who writes about hacking, cyber threats and information technology security. When he's not writing for InfoWorld, Paul edits The Security Ledger, a blog focused on securing the Internet of things.

IoT is the password killer we've been waiting for

Add GitHub dorking to list of security concerns

Add GitHub dorking to list of security concerns

The Uber-GitHub dispute highlights a common open source risk, but Uber is hardly alone in accidentally uploading sensitive data to GitHub, the world's most popular code hosting site. Security experts say that GitHub's repositories...

Why 'designed for security' is a dubious designation

Why 'designed for security' is a dubious designation

Recent events suggest that pushing enhanced privacy- and security wares brings risks with few rewards

The state of open source security

The state of open source security

Recent high-profile vulnerabilities have put the lie to the 'many eyes' theory -- but also driven real progress in securing the open source ecosystem

Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

On the Internet, no one knows you're an authoritarian government

Our penchant for speaking euphemistically about those we believe to be responsible for cyberattacks has led to a state of utter confusion. It's time to stop.

Phony Facebook application security tests? Say it ain't so, Zuckerberg

How can we explain the FTC's discovery that, for close to a year, Facebook operated a for-profit application security testing service that was little more than a sham?

Despite warnings, most states slow to confront corporate ID theft

How easy is it to steal the identity of a business? Just ask Roger Lee Shoss and Nicolette Loisel, two Houston-based attorneys who turned hijacking the identities of publicly traded companies into a cottage industry. According...

PC World: Sites' Personal Questions May Pose Security Risk

What did your maternal grandfather do for a living? What was your high school mascot's name? Your first pet's name?

HIPAA Compliance: Time's Up

CSO sat down with Partners Healthcare CISO Bob Pappagianopoulos to talk about the HIPAA mandate and its challenges.

Data Privacy Gets a Hearing

After years of lurking in the shadows, the problem of data theft burst into the spotlight in 2005. Millions learned their personal data may have been accessed by criminals who compromised systems at data brokers ChoicePoint and...

Postal Tracking

Wireless technology secures vehicles

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