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IT Skills and Certifications Paying Less Each Quarter

September 06, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The pay premiums for 237 IT certifications continued their terrible performance for a fourth second straight quarter. This trend results in an overall loss in market value of nearly 2 percent for the quarter, according to the Foote Partners report...

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Preliminary Report on Bogus DigiNotar Certificates

September 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A number of servers were compromised. The hackers have obtained administrative rights to the outside webservers, the CA server Relaties-CA and also to Public-CA. Traces of hacker activity started on June 17th and ended on July 22nd..."

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Experts Debate Merits of McAfee's Shady Rat Report

August 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We consider those conclusions to be largely unfounded and not a good measure of the real threat level. Also, we cannot concede that the McAfee analyst was not aware of the groundlessness of the conclusions, leading us to being able to flag the report as alarmist," Eugene Kaspersky said...

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McAfee: 65 Million Malware Samples - That’s Just the Tip

August 30, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

I was fascinated by this article that came across my newsfeed that said McAfee hit 65 million malware samples in the 2nd quarter of 2011. It seems that the malware cat truly is out of the bag. It also seems like someone forgot to warn the crimeware world about opening Pandora’s box...

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Universities Account for a Higher Number of Breaches

August 29, 2011 Added by:Kurt Aubuchon

Hospitals are 48 times more likely to show up as breach victims than would be predicted if breaches were distributed evenly among all US firms. Colleges and universities turn up in breach reports about 357 times more often than if distributed evenly. That is a staggering number....

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Q2 DDoS Attacks: Some Facts and Figures

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cybercriminals... are increasingly using DDoS attacks as a diversionary tactic when launching more sophisticated attacks such as those on online banking systems. Complex attacks of this nature are particularly damaging in that they can cause significant losses for the financial institutions..."

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Spammers Raise Their Game

August 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

According to new research conducted by M86 Security Labs, the number of malicious spam emails has increased significantly in August. Last week spams increased by 13%, while this week it has increased another 24%. The majority of these spams are coming from the Cutwail, Festi and Asprox botnets...

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GAO Report: FDIC Information Security is Inadequate

August 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

According to the GAO, the FDIC has not always required strong passwords systems; reviewed user access to financial information; encrypted information transmitted over and stored on its network; protected powerful database accounts and privileges from unauthorized use...

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Majority of Bankers Say Cyber Crime is Uncontrollable

August 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The results of a live poll conducted at its annual North American Insights client conference show fraud and cyber crime continue to be among the most daunting issues that banks are facing today. Bankers believe it is a challenge that they will never be able to get under control...

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Is Your CIO an Insomniac?

August 09, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

In many cases they lack the proper staff and dedicated resources to properly battle the daily IT disruptions. They are at times responsible for technology budgets, servers, applications, and IT staff that are outside their control - this leads to stress and often sleep deprivation...

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EastWest Institute Report on World Cybersecurity Summit

August 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Cyber threats have taken on a new dimension over the last year, from Wikileaks and Stuxnet to large-scale theft of customer data... Despite new countermeasures, we are not winning the war on cyber crime. We need stronger policies to protect our digital economy..."

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How Not to Do the News

July 28, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

Frazier McGinn had come into the channel asking @abhaxas questions that anybody familiar with Anonymous, #AntiSec and likes would of already known. The Interview turned into one of the biggest trollfests I had ever witnessed. At points, I was laughing so hard my side hurt...

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Data Thefts Surge Despite Increased Budgets

July 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We live in a data-driven society and access to sensitive or proprietary data continues to bleed past organizational walls, making it a challenge for IT security teams to protect corporate data. Organizations must be able to proactively identify and mitigate security threats in real time..."

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On Disaster Recovery for SMBs

July 27, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

There really is no excuse for not having a good DR strategy in place – having come through a serious earthquake myself, and having to relocate businesses several times – I’ve seen the pain caused by a reliance on physical hardware that isn’t replicated elsewhere...

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Report: DOD in the Midst of a Global Cyberspace Crisis

July 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

According to the U.S. Strategic Command, the DOD is in the midst of a global cyberspace crisis as foreign nation states and other actors, such as hackers, criminals, terrorists, and activists exploit DOD and other U.S. government computer networks to further a variety of ideological objectives...

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National Security Council on Transnational Organized Crime

July 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Transnational Organized Crime networks are increasingly involved in cybercrime, which costs consumers billions of dollars annually, threatens sensitive corporate and government computer networks, and under­mines worldwide confidence in the international financial system...

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