2013 Industry Innovators
Access control is, arguably, the key aspect of information protection. We think of access control in several ways. For example, we consider access control as the way into a system. We may also apply it to applications.
Data protection is, of course, a rather large group that covers a lot of territory and encompasses a variety of tools and services. The idea of data protection is at the core of information security.
The central theme here is GRC (governance, risk and compliance). GRC is at once the biggest pain point (arguably) of most large organizations and the most important task that does not usually get done right.
A group of prominent security professionals forecast the significant industry shifts in 2014. From threat vectors and government revelations, to lessons-learned and security solutions, they chime in on it all. Greg Masters compiles the responses.
Hall of Fame
The greatest pleasure that we have in writing this section each year is seeing who has the innovation and staying power to make it to the Hall of Fame. To make it, a company must have been selected for three years as an Innovator.
Thoughts on 2013 and beyond
Eschewing the bug bounty route, a cybersecurity firm which detected a flaw in a medical device from St. Jude Medical, partnered with an investment firm to capitalize on its knowledge and short sell stock in the device manufacturer.
The explosive growth in ransomware has once again heated up the debate as to whether infected organizations have an ethical responsibility to refuse payment. But are some companies exacerbating the problem by paying up even when they have viable data backups?
Proofpoint researchers spot new variants of the Ursnif trojan dubbed "Dreambot," some of which now include Tor communication capabilities and or P2P functionality.
Book of Lists
In what seemed to be the year of the financial hack, we've compiled a list of what we believe are the top eight threats of this year.
While it may always seem like a cat and mouse game, the cat catches up every once in a while. Here are what we believe are the top 3 law enforcement actions of the year.
From the introduction of "Aaron's Law" to legislation being passed to curb the threat of cyber espionage, here are the notable legal developments of 2013.
A collection security products that the SC Labs team labeled as the "Best Buy" solutions in 2013.
Here's a list of all of the security products that our SC Labs team recommended this year.