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First Ever Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

The WAF market is growing quickly from a small base; it is composed of pure players, application delivery controller vendors, cloud service providers and network security vendors. Buyers should evaluate how WAFs can provide high security, minimize false positives and sustain performance.

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Physical Location of Data Will Become Irrelevant in Post-Snowden Era: Gartner

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The physical location of data still matters, but will become increasingly irrelevant and will be replaced by a combination of legal location, political location and logical location in most organizations by 2020, according to a report from Gartner Inc.

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Cybercrime Causing India Huge Financial Losses: Delhi High Court Report

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

In India, Cybercrimes have cost about Rs 24,630 crore (USD 4 billion) in 2013, reveals a Delhi High Court-commissioned report. The Report is submitted by Surinder S Rathi, additional district judge and OSD to Delhi Legal Service Authority (DLSA), before the court.

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Russia Passes New Bill Restricting Internet

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Russia's Parliament has passed a bill on requiring Internet companies to store the personal data of Russians inside Russia only. This is a move to put pressure on social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter into handing over user data.

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Why Identity Management Is the New Security

Posted By - Paul Moore, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Centrify

When even the most powerful Internet companies are vulnerable, it’s time to ask if traditional security measures—such as antivirus software, passwords, VPNs and firewalls—are still capable of doing the job. Unfortunately, the answer seems to be a resounding ‘no’.

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Open Internet is Challenged by Nation-state Crackdowns, Surveillance, and Pressures of Commercialization of the Internet

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

As Internet experts look to the future of the Web, the number of concerns are growing. The Experts say liberty online is challenged by nation-state crackdowns, surveillance, and pressures of commercialisation of the Internet.

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NSA Targets the Privacy-Conscious for Surveillance

Posted By - Bruce Schneier, CTO

Jake Appelbaum et. al, are reporting on XKEYSCORE selection rules that target users -- and people who just visit the websites of -- Tor, Tails, and other sites. This isn't just metadata; this is "full take" content that's stored forever.

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Three Tools SMEs can Use to Boost Cloud-based Security

Posted By - Ryan Farmer, Marketing Manager

Cloud computing has, in the past few years, become a viable alternative to in-house server-based solutions. However, for many small to medium-sized businesses, concerns and doubts remain about migration to the cloud. Security is the main concern.

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Barracuda Extends Next-Generation Firewall for the Mid-market

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Barracuda Networks has announced the release of its next-generation firewall designed for the mid-market. Barracuda Firewall V 6.5 packages enterprise-grade, next-gen firewall technology, including advanced application control, with a simple, customizable user interface, at affordable price.

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2014 Global Consumer Fraud Survey

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Aite Group has published a research report on global consumer fraud questioning the confidence consumers have in their financial institutions and payment accounts. The first of two research reports, this part focuses on global and regional card fraud trends, consumer behaviours and attitudes toward fraud, and consumer trust.

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Symantec Launches Initiative to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.

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NSA Releases First Transparency Report Via Tumblr

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a "Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities" on Friday in a document that it put up on Tumblr. It tells about the number of National Security Letters, FISA orders, and use of the FISA Business Records provision.

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Information is Most Vulnerable Just Before Employees Resign, Not On The Day They Do

Posted By - Christian Toon, Head of Information Risk, Europe, Iron Mountain

Naivety and misplaced trust are a dangerous combination in business. Employers need to realise that managing the information risk of departing employees is not just about having an impressive process in place. It’s about making sure that it achieves its purpose.

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14% oF All Debit Cards Were Exposed by Breaches in 2013

Posted By - Anthony M Freed, Senior Editor of Publications for Norse Corporation

The 2014 Debit Issuer Study found that 14% of all debit cards were compromised by data breaches in 2013, up from just 5% in 2012, and credits the epic Target breach that exposed account details of more than 100 million customers late last year for driving up the numbers.

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Juniper Enhances Next-gen Firewall Capabilities to Improve Security at Enterprise Edge

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Juniper Networks has announced powerful new capabilities in its Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) solutions for protecting the enterprise edge, offering added security, control and efficiency while being easier to deploy and manage.

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Use the Force Luuuk

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Stealing more than half a million euro in just a week – it sounds like a Hollywood heist movie. But the organizers of the Luuuk banking fraud pulled it off with a Man-in-the-Browser (MITB) campaign against a specific European bank.

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Mobile Messaging Security Gateways and Gi/SGi Firewalls Set for Spectacular Growth

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Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Mobile Infrastructure Security market size and forecasts report, which tracks short message service (SMS) and multimedia messaging service (MMS) security gateways and Gi/SGi firewalls.

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NSFOCUS Releases NTP Amplification Threat Update

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

NSFOCUS Technologies a provider of DDoS mitigation solutions and services, revealed a significant decrease in vulnerable Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers; however, there are still more than 17,000 NTP servers worldwide that run the risk of amplified DDoS attacks.

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McAfee Labs Report Sees Mobile Malware Abuse Trust in Early 2014

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

McAfee Labs has released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2014, revealing mobile malware tactics that abuse the popularity, features, and vulnerabilities of legitimate apps and services, including malware-infested clones masquerading as the popular mobile game Flappy Birds.

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Why Senior Leaders are the Front Line Against Cyberattacks

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

All companies are aware of the growing risk of cyberattacks, yet few are taking the steps necessary to protect critical information. The key? Senior managers need to lead.

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