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Want to kill your IT security team? Put the top hacker in charge

Managing an IT department at the best of times can be a struggle, and managing a security team has its own special challenges. But whatever you do, don't put an engineer, even your best, in charge, unless their people management skills are as good as their infosec knowhow. “All my staff are basically volunteers,” Mike Murray …
Iain Thomson, 14 Jul 2017
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Biz founded by Chris 'I hack airplanes' Roberts files for bankruptcy

One World Labs, the infosec biz founded by Chris Roberts – the security expert famous for allegedly making an airplane move sideways mid-flight without leaving his passenger seat – has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Wall Street Journal reports One World Labs filed for bankruptcy last week, with debts roughly mounting to …
John Leyden, 9 Oct 2015
Cloud security

Defence giant BAE coughs $230m for cloud heavy SilverSky

BAE Systems has bought cloud-based email and network security firm SilverSky for $232.5m, seemingly finding the US company's products and customer base irresistible. Ian King, chief executive, BAE Systems, said: "SilverSky has an established sales force, a complementary suite of scalable products and a large installed customer …
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2014

EC: NSA slurps scare you? Europe's clouds are open for business

The European Commission has outlined its aim for the EU to become a "world leading" cloud computing market on matters relating to data protection and security. However, it said it is opposed to the EU closing its market to cloud providers that are based and store data abroad – despite recent revelations about the accessibility …
OUT-LAW.COM, 17 Oct 2013
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McAfee embraces managed services providers

McAfee is to unwrap a hosted channel programme in Q3, 2012, the IT security vendor told a press briefing in Marbella today. McAfee's global channel boss Gavin Struthers said the company currently works with Managed Services Providers on a bespoke basis; the new programme is intended to bring all hosted channel initiatives …
Drew Cullen, 12 Jun 2012
The Register breaking news

Treating today’s security risks

Episode 2 In the second of our mini series of audiocasts assessing the state of the IT Security market, our expert panel considers the major risks and how to deal with them. Again lending their expertise are Jon Clay, core technology marketing manager from Trend Micro and Tony Lock, programme director at the IT analyst firm Freeform …
Team Register, 18 Mar 2009
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Symantec plans layoffs as sales fall short

Symantec has announced plans to cut its wage bill by 4.5 per cent in a move likely to means hundreds of people will lose their jobs with the security and storage software firm. Chief financial officer James Beer also detailed previously announced plans to outsource work done by its IT and finance departments during a …
John Leyden, 31 Oct 2008
channel

Immature tech likely to get lucky in credit crunch

The credit crunch is likely to produce changes in IT spending priorities that may create additional security risks. Tim Mather, RSA Conference chief strategist, said technologies such as open source, virtualisation, inter-organisation VoIP and cloud computing will gain traction as organisations look to rein in spending. How to …
John Leyden, 28 Oct 2008
Symantec

Symantec COO infuriates US channel

Enrique Salem needs some media training before he's let out in public again. Or a lesson in diplomacy. The Symantec chief operating officer has provoked furious reaction in the US channel - for dissing them behind closed doors. Last month he told financial analysts in a supposedly private conference that Symantec wanted to …
Team Register, 18 Jul 2008
The Register breaking news

Is that YouTube clip you just watched booby trapped?

Video clips from YouTube might come booby-trapped with malware, security watchers warn. A fake video file containing the Zlob Trojan has been planted on the video-sharing site. If selected, the Trojan bombards infected users with ads. It might also be used to upload other forms of malware onto compromised PCs. According to the …
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2007
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Attackers improve on JavaScript trickery

CanSecWest As JavaScript becomes an increasingly key component of online attacks, attackers are investing more energy in obfuscation and other techniques to make defenders' attempts at reverse engineering more difficult, a security researcher told attendees at the annual CanSecWest conference on Wednesday. Attackers have adopted the …
Robert Lemos, 20 Apr 2007
channel

Embedded devices a cinch to pwn

CanSecWest Cell phones, modems, routers and similar devices are a lot easier to hack than most people think, making them an opportune target for criminals looking for an easy way to pierce a network, a researcher from Juniper networks says. Speaking at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, Barnaby Jack demonstrated how a …
Dan Goodin, 19 Apr 2007

Secure64 taunts hackers with 'DNS immunity'

Like most vendors in the Itanium realm, Secure64 has come to market slowly and with scaled back ambitions. Nonetheless, the start-up’s initial play - a super-fast, super-secure DNS (domain name service) server - looks promising. The company this week released Secure64 DNS – the first commercial package available for its …
Ashlee Vance, 19 Mar 2007
channel

Industrial security - it's not the same as IT security

In the past, equipment control for manufacturing processes on the shop floor tended to be carried out by discrete systems running arcane real time operating systems controlled by proprietary management systems that had no connection through to other systems. In essence, this meant that the systems were secure, being "air locked …

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