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  • News Pick: TUAW Explains Apple Pay

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on October 8, 2014

    If you are at all interested in Apple Pay and how it works, make sure to check out the thorough writeup examining the security behind the technology by Yoni Heisler over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Heisler spoke with a few individuals involved with the development of Apple Pay to understand how the mobile payment technology works and to determine whether it's secure. One takeaway from the…

  • The Internet of Things: The Death of General Purpose Computing?

    by Gib Sorebo on September 29, 2014

    Ever try to send a text from your laptop while you’re on the go? Theoretically you could with the right hardware and software, but why would you? Laptops aren’t meant to be that mobile or that convenient. The text message, with its 140 character limit, was the quintessential application, and for a while the only one, for cell phones. Similarly, the thought of writing a ten page document on a…

  • Mobile Device Management and the Ubiquity of Mobile Authentication

    by John Linkous on September 2, 2014

    We all know that mobile devices are rapidly becoming an absolutely indispensable component of the online world. , This makes mobile device management even more critical, regardless of who is managing the device: a large enterprise, a small business, or just you. Online banking and other sites require a mobile device in order to send a one-time password to authenticate transactions. Smartphone…

  • No Easy Answer for In-App Data Security on Mobile Devices

    by John Linkous on August 7, 2014

    The proliferation of mobile devices—smartphones, tablets, convertibles, and more—is leading to a fundamental shift in how technology is used both for individuals and businesses. It's also leading to major problems for ensuring mobile security, especially inside of apps. App data is managed through Internet-connected, platform-specific programs for mobile devices, delivered through trusted app…

  • Mobile Payments and Devices Under Attack

    by Christopher Burgess on July 21, 2014

    A number of annual security reports released in the first half of 2014 address the threat to mobile devices and capabilities, including mobile payments and banking. If you are an Android user, you will find it interesting these reports estimated 98 to 99 percent of all mobile malware created in 2013 targeted Android devices (see, for example, the Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report and the Kaspersky…

  • The Challenge of Mobile Forensics

    by John Linkous on July 14, 2014

    At RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Andrew Hoog and the viaForensics, Inc., team presented "Mobile Analysis Kung Fu, Santoku Style." A highly informative presentation, Andrew and a viaForensics engineer, Sebastian Selma, gave a thorough overview of the mobile device security black art of forensics. While the practice of data forensics is difficult enough on a desktop or laptop computer, …

  • A Tale of Two Cultures: Cool or Vigilant. Can the Security Industry Have Both?

    by Alex Bender on June 6, 2014

    We live in an age when a company’s “cool corporate culture” can actually come to influence them as a brand. Multi-billion dollar company Google offers an open, startup-like culture with an office layout that encourages spontaneous interactions. Earlier this year, the media was abuzz with the news that popular online shoe and clothing shop Zappos would transform itself from a traditional…

  • Mobile Devices, Cyber Attacks, and the New Frontier

    by John Linkous on May 26, 2014

    As the unrelenting game of attackers versus defenders continues in the world of information security, mobile cyber attacks are becoming a more desirable attack vector for hackers, criminal organizations, and nation-states to gain access to data. The past few years have started to see long-term, concerted campaigns targeting mobile devices, most notably the Red October malware that targeted…

  • Enterprise IT Virtualization Makes Security a Harsh Reality

    by David Wallace on May 15, 2014

    Enterprise IT virtualization is a multi-syllable way of saying "software in the cloud," and companies are finding that its benefits are real—but so are its challenges. The same selling points that attract users—budget savings, the convenience of working from anywhere, and the elimination of software service updates and incompatibilities—also create headaches for IT help desks and CIOs. The…

  • Modern Challenges of Mobile Forensics

    by John Linkous on May 14, 2014

    As the world of technology continues to move toward mobile devices, these devices are becoming rich targets for malware, bad actors, and even government agencies seeking to increase the scope of their surveillance capability. Of course, there's a lot that an enterprise can do to secure their mobile devices properly. However, the reality of today's threat landscape is such that that organizations…

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