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Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom

Sorriest technology companies of 2015 | FREE COURSE: Hack yourself first (before the bad guys do)

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Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom
Chief Information Security Officer Christian Hamer, who is responsible for policy and awareness across Harvard University and whose team handles security operations and incident response, took part on a panel last week at the Campus Technology conference in Boston. Here's a selection of Hamer's more notable observations: Read More

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Sorriest technology companies of 2015
A rundown of the year in apologies from tech vendors and those whose businesses rely heavily on tech. Read More

FREE COURSE: Hack yourself first (before the bad guys do)
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Android device makers to release monthly security fixes
They're starting now with a fix for a major vulnerability called Stagefright Read More

Tech industry objects to terrorist activity reporting section in US legislation
Industry groups have asked the Senate to delete the section which requires them to report vaguely-defined terrorist activity Read More

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EFF-led group wants to give do-not-track some bite
The initiative is the first credible attempt to define what "do not track" actually means, according to backer Read More

Senate heads toward vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill
A preliminary vote on the controversial bill could happen as soon as Wednesday Read More

Sick of Flash security holes? HTML5 has its own
Web browsers and HTML5 technologies bring their own weaknesses to the world of Internet apps Read More

Black Hat: Hackers urged to protect Internet freedom
Security researchers need to fight for the rights to study, modify and reverse engineer Internet hardware and software or the general population risks losing Internet freedom, the Black Hat 2015 conference was told. Read More


Information Governance Best Practices
When should you implement integration governance? According to this Gartner research note, you should start now if you are an IT professional considering an initiative like master data management (MDM), e-discovery, information archiving or cloud migration. Learn More

ICANN resets passwords after website breach
No financial information was affected, the organization said Read More

FBI warns businesses of spike in email/DDOS extortion schemes
The report comes from the FBI's partner, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) which stated that victims that do not pay the ransom receive a subsequent threatening e-mail claiming that the ransom will significantly increase if the victim fails to pay within the time frame given. Some businesses reported implementing DDoS mitigation services as a precaution. Read More

Understanding and using objects in PowerShell
One of the things most people do not realize about PowerShell, at least up front, is that PowerShell is based on the .NET Framework, which means that PowerShell can be considered a programming language. In fact, each response you get from running a cmdlet in PowerShell, no matter how simple or complex that cmdlet may be, is actually a .NET object. It might look like text to you, but it can be programmatically manipulated in ways that Linux and UNIX command line diehards can only dream about.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Attackers could use Internet route hijacking to get fraudulent HTTPS certificates
There's no easy fix, a security researcher said at the Black Hat security conference Read More


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