Tim Greene

Executive Editor

Tim Greene is executive editor of Network World.

Wikileaks’ dump of CIA exploits exposes enterprises to new risks

Wikileaks’ dump of CIA exploits exposes enterprises to new risks

Corporations concerned about the release of thousands of CIA documents detailing hacks against Apple iOS and Mac OSX, Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows, Linux and Solaris need to conduct a fresh round of risk assessment that takes...

Trend Micro report: Ransomware booming

Trend Micro report: Ransomware booming

The profitability of ransomware made it the top cyber threat last year in two categories: the number of attacks and the amount of money generated for crooks, according to a Trend Micro lookback on data it collected from its customers....

Bruce Schneier: Public-service technologists are needed to tame the IoT

Bruce Schneier: Public-service technologists are needed to tame the IoT

The internet of things needs to be regulated and soon before it becomes even more of a tool to facilitate cyberattacks, and that means coming up with civic-minded technologists to help formulate government policies, security expert...

RSA: Watch out for a new weapon -  your own data

RSA: Watch out for a new weapon - your own data

As tens of thousands of the world’s top security pros gather at RSA Conference 2017 they are being called upon to watch out for a new threat: their own data.

RSA: Elite cryptographers scoff at idea that law enforcement can ‘overcome’ encryption

RSA: Elite cryptographers scoff at idea that law enforcement can ‘overcome’ encryption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ call for a way to “overcome” cryptography met with scorn by a panel of elite cryptographers speaking at RSA Conference 2017.

Hot products at RSA 2017

Hot products at RSA 2017

RSA, the world’s largest security conference, is underway this week in San Francisco with attendees from around the world gathering to hear the latest strategies for fighting cyberattacks.

Expert: Line between cyber crooks and cyber spies getting more blurry

Expert: Line between cyber crooks and cyber spies getting more blurry

Cybercriminals acting on behalf of national governments and nation-backed espionage agents carrying out cybercrimes for cash on the side is the future of security threats facing corporations and governments, says the former top U.S....

Report: IRS-related phishing scams seen running rampant

Report: IRS-related phishing scams seen running rampant

IRS phishing scams are likely underway on a grand scale, according to a PhishLabs report.

RSA 2017: The Internet of Things security threat

RSA 2017: The Internet of Things security threat

RSA Conference 2017 will take on the threat posed by the internet of things, something that was demonstrated last fall by the DDoS attacks that took down Dyn data centers and many of the high-profile Websites it supports.

Cisco: Spam is making a big-time comeback

Cisco: Spam is making a big-time comeback

Spam is making a surprising resurgence as a threat to corporate security and becoming a more significant carrier of attacks as varied as spear phishing, ransomware and bots, according to Cisco’s 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report.

Spear phishing tough to block, even when using automation tools

Spear phishing tough to block, even when using automation tools

Trying to filter out phishing emails is tough work, even for organizations trying to find a better way through automation, according to a new study from security software company GreatHorn.

That Heartbleed problem may be more pervasive than you think

That Heartbleed problem may be more pervasive than you think

200,000 devices with the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability may include commercial software you are running.

Think employers must protect workers’ personal info? Think again

Think employers must protect workers’ personal info? Think again

Pennsylvania says workers can’t collect damages from their employer if things like Social Security numbers, bank account information, birth dates, addresses and salaries are compromised in a data breach.

Lessons for corporate IT from Geek Squad legal case

Lessons for corporate IT from Geek Squad legal case

The life of the corporate desktop team can turn into a legal nightmare quickly if end users haven’t agreed that it’s OK for techs to search their machines, something that has come to light in a California child pornography case...

Rudy Giuliani to coordinate regular cybersecurity meetings between Trump, tech leaders

Rudy Giuliani to coordinate regular cybersecurity meetings between Trump, tech leaders

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Donald Trump has tapped him to gather top cybersecurity leaders to meet with the administration regularly to share “all the information available in the private sector” with the goal of...

Trump doc claims Russia has cracked Telegram messaging service

Trump doc claims Russia has cracked Telegram messaging service

The raw intelligence documents published this week that contain salacious stories about Donald Trump also offer up a glimpse into how Russia goes about its cyber spying – including the tidbit that it has cracked Telegram’s encrypted...

5 core topics Trump needs to address in Silicon Valley leaders meeting

5 core topics Trump needs to address in Silicon Valley leaders meeting

As some of the tech sector’s heaviest hitters prep for a meeting this week with president-elect Donald Trump, they need to make sure they get answers to critical questions about issues that could affect not only their businesses but...

How to dodge Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping hackers

How to dodge Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping hackers

Hackers are writing apps, setting up phony Wi-Fi networks and unleashing malware in attempts to turn legitimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday retailing into profits for themselves, according to security experts.

Attacks to make Ask.com Toolbar a conduit for malware are nipped in the bud

Attacks to make Ask.com Toolbar a conduit for malware are nipped in the bud

Attackers who were trying to turn the Ask.com Toolbar into a malware dispensary got caught early on when their scheme was picked up by security services that were looking for anomalies.

Akamai: Look for IoT devices to attack during Thanksgiving, Christmas

Akamai: Look for IoT devices to attack during Thanksgiving, Christmas

The annual holiday uptick in denial of service attacks will likely continue this year only this time with a new devastating weapon: Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to Akamai.

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