March 2014 Issue of SCMagazine
This month's issue includes our selection of CSO of the Year, plus features on zero-day vulnerabilities, DDoS attacks, SMBs facing cyber challenges, and contributed articles that give insight on the state of information security.
In the aftermath of the Target breach, there is a huge need for all the people who are engaging with technology to understand more about ...
Breaches at Target and other major retailers as well as Coca-Cola, Android mobile devices infected with malware, and other news.
This month's company news includes new hires at Rapid7 and Vaultive, as well as Palo Alto Networks acquiring security firm in Silicon Valley.
Threat of the month
For March's threat of the month, Secunia's Kasper Lindgaard believes Java vulnerabilities should be at the top of everyone's radar.
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After breaches of major retailers, the discussion regarding a potential federal breach notification law was brought back to the forefront among government leaders.
Skills in Demand
Recent breaches have highlighted the need for talented technologists with the ability to assess vulnerabilities long before they are under attack.
Me and my job
John Gibson discusses the challenges and rewards of his security role at tTech Ltd. as the senior IT security officer.
In this month's debate, experts discuss the possible issues that the Internet of Things presents for the industry.
It's time to admit that the bad guys can always make a first move, says Damballa's Manos Antonakakis.
We've all been breached, but there are steps we can take to evolve the system, says security strategist Dan Srebnick.
Has mobile malware changed through time as dramatically as the headlines might imply?
Cloud computing is becoming a reality that will need to be addressed by every security department.
The needs of the organizations we protect are complex and the response required due to the criticality of the services we provide tends to put ...
The entire organization needs to support security initiatives, says Forrest Smith, CISO, Nissan Americas.
A spate of recent DDoS attacks forced banks to change their threat response - and that's a good thing, reports Teri Robinson.
Small and midsized businesses are not exempt from cyber attack, reports James Hale.
Organizations are struggling with how to more quickly account for and guard against zero-day vulnerabilities, reports Karen Epper Hoffman.
Connection issues prompted an educational service in Illinois to find a solution to speed distribution of teaching materials. Greg Masters reports.
A few years back, I boldly predicted that UTMs would merge into a single product type with gateways and SIEMs. Boy, did I get that ...
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