January 2014 Issue of SCMagazine

January 2014 Issue of SCMagazine

This month's issue includes features on cloud security, emerging threats, and more insight from industry experts.


Yes, Virginia, there is privacy (I hope)

Privacy, as some of us once knew it, is a thing of the past, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine.


News briefs: Jeremy Hammond's sentence and more Snowden leaks

The latest news and updates from PCI Security Standards Council, CryptoLocker, Edward Snowden and more.

Company news: 2013 ends with new hires and acquisitions in the industry

This month's company news features new hires at Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Coalfire Systems, as well as acquisitions by Oracle and Trustwave.

Threat of the month

Threat of the month: Credentials theft

January's threat of the month is credentials theft, where cyber criminals seek user credentials that will enable access to valuable systems and resources.

2 minutes on

Gaining the attention of Gen Y

The increasing number of breaches continues to create awareness at enterprises that are increasingly bulking up their security programs.

Skills in Demand

Big Data experts are in demand

As organizations leverage large data-sets to drive business, the legal and ethical lines around privacy are blurred. Addressing privacy and security issues around Big Data ...

Me and my job

Me and my job: John Dickson, principal, Denim Group

This month's "me and my job" focuses on John Dickson, principal at Denim Group.


Debate: More guidance on security career opportunities

In this month's debate, experts discuss whether more guidance on security career opportunities for youths will alleviate the skills gap.


Protect digital identity

As more and more organizations fall victim to data leakage, it seems that as long as no financial data is compromised, consumers seemingly don't care.

Rx for medical devices

Network-connected-and-configured devices can be infected by malware that provides access to patient data, monitoring systems and implanted patient devices.

CSO's desk

Privacy needs more than technology

I enjoy conducting security awareness training as it allows me to emphasize the importance of security to the organization, says David Sheidlower, CISO, Health Quest ...


Cloud: New Age defense

The cloud offers reliability, cost savings and convenience, but protecting it requires modern-day defenses, reports Jim Romeo.

New year, new threats

As attacks grow more sophisticated, some security budgets are rising...but others are not, reports Alan Earls.

SC Congress hits the Windy City in 2013

We brought our one-day conference and expo back to the Windy City: Expert speakers, top vendors...and all that jazz.

CISO: The great enabler?

The CISO role is now working with lines of business, says Arthur Lessard, CISO, Universal Music Group. Karen Epper Hoffman reports.

Case studies

Case study: Network clarity

A critical infrastructure company in Northern California gained visibility into its network...while securing its clients, reports Greg Masters.

Product opener

Happy New Year: Who are you?

We're off to another year. I read recently where one security maven is referring to 2014 as the "Year of Cryptolocker."

Group Test 1

Deepnet Security DualShield v5.7

DualShield v5.7 from Deepnet Security is an authentication platform using multifactor and biometric authentication techniques.

Entrust IdentityGuard

Entrust IdentityGuard is a multifactor authentication tool that allows users to employ soft tokens, physical hardware tokens, and more.

HID Global ActivID Appliance

This product offers a wide variety of strong authentication measures for several services and online applications.

IronKey F200 Biometric Flash Drive

The IronKey F200 Biometric Flash Drive by Imation comes in several sizes for different uses.

RSA Authentication Manager

The strongest aspects of this product were its support, functionality and ease of use.

SafeNet Authentication Service

The SafeNet Authentication Service is overall a great product. We particularly found its functionality, set up and documentation to be strong.

SecureAuth IdP

SecureAuth IdP is a good choice for an authentication solution because it supports a variety of multi-platform authentication devices and the server can be setup ...

SecurEnvoy SecurAccess v7

SecurEnvoy’s SecurAccess is a product for authentication using multifactor and/or biometrics.

Swivel Secure Swivel Appliance

The Swivel Appliance from Swivel Secure provides strong authentication in a variety of ways.

VASCO IDENTIKEY Authentication Server and DIGIPASS GO

VASCO IDENTIKEY Authentication Server and DIGIPASS GO in combination are a physical token-based authentication tool.

First Look

iScan, uScan, we allScan... and its cheap and easy to do

iScan uses a really neat approach to vulnerability and PAN (looking for credit card, etc.) scanning.

Last Word

Data protection in the dark

The malicious insider or outsider does not stop on the first attempt, says Verdasys' Peter Tyrrell.


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