GAO says agencies still struggle, urges OMB to bolster IG security performance guidance

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found "persistent weaknesses" at 24 federal agencies that it said showed the problems the agencies have in "effectively applying information security policies and practices."

Cyber danger to nuclear power plants growing

Civilian nuclear power facilities may be more susceptible to cyber attack than the public generally realizes, according to a report by the London-based think tank Chatham House.

Phones, drones and vacuums used to detect unsecured printers

Researchers in Singapore have developed a method to sniff the perimeter of an organization for unsecured printers.

Updated: YiSpecter malware targets non-jailbroken iOS devices

Iphone malware around for ten months and over 100 apps compromised

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Emerging Products: Cloud Security, Part 2

In part two of our cloud security emerging products we see a little shift in product types. This time we see more emphasis on protecting the data. The bulk of these products and services address rather prosaic challenges in innovative ways. Click here.

Featured: Vulnerabilities

Stored XSS vulnerability identified in Jetpack plugin for WordPress

Any users running Jetpack 3.7 or lower are at risk of having their WordPress website being completely taken over.

October issue now available

Product Reviews

IntaForensics Lima Forensic Case Management

This should be in every digital forensic lab, especially those that need to track evidence for use in court.

Distil Networks

Distil inspects each http request in real time to determine if it is a malicious bot.

Guidance Software EnCase 7.1

EnCase has a long history in law enforcement and, in recent years, has moved strongly into the corporate world.


Opinions Are SYNful Knock-style router attacks set to become the new normal?

Are SYNful Knock-style router attacks set to become the new normal?

In the wake of the SYNful Knock attack on its routers, Cisco should re-engineer its devices to prevent future attacks, says Raimund Genes.

Opinions U.S. must improve data laws

U.S. must improve data laws

Can U.S. data protection laws protect privacy and preserve tech innovation and intellectual property?

Opinions Canada stands against spam

Canada stands against spam

The impact of Canada's anti-spam legislation for companies big and small.

Opinions Rethinking your IT leadership strategy

Rethinking your IT leadership strategy

Many organizations are also investing heavily to hire top-notch CISOs to fill the presumed leadership gap in security.

Me and my job

CSOs: We'd like to profile one of your IT team members
This section gives you an opportunity to call out one of your star team members, whose picture and responses would appear in SC Magazine.

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