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Monday Could Be a Black Day for the Cloud

27 Nov, 2009

We all know that black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Traditionally, it's the start of the Christmas shopping season and the day that retailers go from being in the red, or ...More >

Our Reminder that Malware Threat Is a Constant Occurrence

25 Nov, 2009

Earlier today, this blog contained a post about an e-mail purporting to be from Intuit. That e-mail was part of a phishing scam, and the post contained a link to a site hosting malicious software. As ...More >

The Netbook Is Dead

23 Nov, 2009

The netbook is dead and thank God for it. So what will take its place? The notebook, of course. Netbooks are those small-footprint systems that can fit in your coat pocket, or almost. They have been ...More >

McAfee Releases Q3 Report on Threats

20 Nov, 2009

McAfee recently released one of my all-time favorite publications, its quarterly threat report. This report is for Q3 and covers spam, social engineering, Web threats, cybercrime and malware.   ...More >

IPhone Worms Begin Their Attack on Modified Devices

13 Nov, 2009

It was bound to happen. The first worm has been detected that affects the Apple iPhone. The worm, known as Ikee, really only affects iPhones that are running the Secure Shell utility, where the ...More >

Online Security: Free Wi-Fi Isn't Really Free

11 Nov, 2009

Google has announced that it will begin to offer free Wi-Fi to travelers in 47 airports across the country. Google has partnered with Time Warner, Boingo Wireless, Advanced Wireless Group, and others ...More >

OMB in Dark About Security Spending

09 Nov, 2009

Maybe it's old age or maybe because the holidays are just around the corner, but I don't want to beat up the White House Office of Management and Budget too badly for not knowing how much it's ...More >

Joint Cloud Venture Brings Big Hopes

05 Nov, 2009

Cisco and EMC announced this week that they are collaborating to provide private cloud computing services. The new partnership includes Cisco, EMC, VMware, and Intel, and will develop virtual ...More >

University of Penn Deploys DNSSEC: Let's See More Adopters

04 Nov, 2009

Many of you know that I teach in the security and technology program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. When I heard that the University of Pennsylvania, a competing school in Philadelphia, ...More >

Chief Information Security Officer: A New Spin on an Old Job

02 Nov, 2009

In a recent survey of over 7,000 CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CISOs and CSOs by Price Waterhouse Coopers, 85 percent of respondents said that they now have a security executive, a Chief Information Security ...More >

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