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  • Catching Up With Innovation Sandbox Winners: RedOwl Analytics

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on February 23, 2015

    For 10 years RSA Conference has highlighted companies with innovative information security products as part of its Innovation Sandbox Contest. Who will we see competing this year? Ten companies go head-to-head on the Innovation Sandbox stage at RSA Conference to nab the "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference" title. Teams from each company present and demonstrate their product in front of a…

  • The Seeds of Security

    by Wendy Nather on February 12, 2015

    My colleague Garrett Bekker once described the security industry as a pomegranate. It is brilliantly accurate: from the outside it looks like one piece, but when you open up the fruit, you see hundreds of little seeds, and it all makes a big mess (and leaves stains on everything you touch). Is the industry really this bad? Yes, it is. Consider that in our 451 Research master list, we have over…

  • The Hacker as an Administrator

    by Marc Maiffret on February 10, 2015

    In many data breaches, your IT team or someone else with the right privileges has been co-opted. By the time an attacker is lifting data from your servers, they are no longer hacking but simply using stolen user credentials and passwords. And in many of those instances, the way they are moving through your environment is not via any custom tools, but by taking advantage of administrative features…

  • Catching Up With Innovation Sandbox Winners: Appthority

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on February 9, 2015

    For 10 years, RSA Conference has highlighted companies with innovation information security products as part of its Innovation Sandbox Contest. Who will we see this year? Every year, 10 companies go head-to-head on the Innovation Sandbox stage at RSA Conference to nab the "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference" title. Teams from each company present and demonstrate their product in front of a…

  • Catching Up With Innovation Sandbox Winners: Invincea

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on February 5, 2015

    RSA Conference is looking for companies innovating in information security. Is that you? Every year, RSA Conference showcases 10 companies with innovative information security products as part of its Innovation Sandbox Contest. RSA Conference 2015 marks the tenth year of the competition, and to mark that milestone, we asked past winners how they've fared over the past few years. During Innovation…

  • Loose Lips Sink Ships (And Profit Margins!)

    by Dale "Woody" Wooden on January 27, 2015

    One of the largest threats facing any corporation is the leak of critical information and the ease at which it can be monitored by criminals and terrorists. Few organizations properly train their employees how to protect themselves at home, to stay safe while traveling, or to censor corporate information on social media. The first step in education is focusing on cyber-hygiene when traveling as…

  • CISOs Need a Board Coach

    by Rook Security on January 23, 2015

    Boards are concerned about cybersecurity, specifically about how it impacts their reputation and securities (stock). The CISO is capable of assisting the organization in selecting, deploying, and managing the capabilities to address risks identified by the board. What sounds like a perfect match is often not, as many CISOs don't have the business acumen required to be an active participant in…

  • A Guide for CISOs Concerned About Data Collection

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 22, 2015

    In A CISOs Guide to Principles of Data Privacy and Security, David Sheidlower, a CISO of an international media and advertising firm examines the key issues surrounding data privacy and security. The eBook is currently publicly available on Security Current . The Guide addresses privacy policies, Big Data, consent, governance, and security. In the introduction, Sheidlower quotes Ed Mierzwinski, …

  • Shopping at Breached Retailers This Holiday Season

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on December 17, 2014

    We are about halfway into the holiday shopping season, and it’s not clear if the retail breaches have affected how consumers are shopping this year. Overall shopper traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday—Thursday to Sunday—dropped 5.2 percent compared to 2013, according to early numbers from the National Retail Federation released earlier this month. There were also a lot of provocative numbers…

  • The Future of Electronic Attacks, and the End of the Network Perimeter

    by John Linkous on December 16, 2014

    JPMorgan Chase was one of the latest Fortune 500 companies to fall victim to an electronic attack in 2014. On Aug. 28, the company said it was the target of a broad-scale attack which, based on its alleged complexity and breadth, may well have been state-sponsored. Bank records were altered and deleted, potentially impacting thousands of bank customers. It also appears that up to seven different…

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