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Trouble for Mobile Phones

June 21, 2010 |
Phone security seems to be a hot topic the past week. My Twitter feed was full of news stories on the latest concerns in keeping safe from malware, smishing and vishing schemes. I can't help but
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Keeping Data Safe on the Other Side

June 18, 2010 |
Sharing data is a vital part of everyday business transactions, and for some companies, there is a lot of data exchanged.   However, this opens up companies for additional security risks. It's
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Pesky Hidden Malware

June 15, 2010 |
Today I noticed that my computer was acting funny, so I scanned my computer and sure enough, a Trojan was hiding deep in the bowels of some files.   I wasted a lot of time trying to think where
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Does Your Business Require Security Training?

June 14, 2010 |
This website caught my eye. It comes from Westfield Insurance and the first sentence ponders the question: Does the company really need information security training? The short answer is, of course,
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How Government and Insurance Policies Can Help Cyber Security

June 11, 2010 |
I read two articles today discussing how to provide protection from cyber attacks, but in two very different ways.   The first comes from the government, which has been focusing on cyber
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Make Sure to Secure Archived Data as Well

June 09, 2010 |
Full disclosure: The breach I'm going to discuss could end up affecting me personally. But I think the overall message is too important not to share.   Yesterday, Penn State University announced
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Have Passwords Outlived Their Usefulness?

June 08, 2010 |
Passwords are often thought of as the first line of defense in data security, but there certainly seems to be a lot of discussion lately on their overall usefulness. Last month, for example, I talked
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PDF Security Problem Becomes a Top Risk in May

June 07, 2010 |
I suppose I don't need to say that there are a lot of security risks lurking around our computers. But as Fortinet's May Threat Landscape report shows, you can never let your guard down when it comes
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Data Loss Is Corporate Enemy No. 1

June 02, 2010 |
Last summer, my colleague Mike Vizard wrote an interesting article called "At What Price Security?" that questions the way enterprises approach security in terms of funding and
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Continuing Business Use of IE6 Hinders Security Efforts

May 31, 2010 |
Is the average home computer user doing a better job at data security than businesses?   When it comes to browser security, the answer appears to be yes, according to the new Zscaler "State of
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