Computerworld Security: August 11, 2015
Windows 10 makes diagnostic data collection compulsory
Microsoft has expanded its diagnostic data collection with Windows 10, making
what had been a voluntary telemetry program now mandatory.
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Cost of Web Application Attacks
Ponemon Institute surveyed 594 IT professionals about 16 web application
security topics, including their experiences with costs of web application
attacks and the resources needed to manage them. Companies in this study
reported an average of $1.5 million in costs related to DoS over the past 12
months. Read the Full Report.
IN THIS ISSUE
1. INSIDER: Beacon technology: Download our free PDF
2. The Bot That Cried Wolf: Battery tracking poses no real privacy threat
3. A Warehouse of Carphones? What is this, Back To The Future?
4. IDG Contributor Network: Windows 10 hardening and enterprise security
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4 Ways Neustar Strengthens Your DNS Security
There are criminals who redirect DNS queries to their own servers to steal
credit card data and other sensitive information, and the exploding problem of
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, often aimed at DNS to cripple
online business. There are steps that can be taken to protect DNS, lower
business risk, and defend your brand.
INSIDER: Beacon technology: Download our free PDF
In this free PDF download, you'll get a top-level overview of beacon technology
-- what it is, and how beacons use Bluetooth low energy (BLE) wireless links to
communicate with mobile devices. In the enterprise, there are several issues
that must be addressed, such as management, security, energy usage and the
applications that interact with beacons.
The Bot That Cried Wolf: Battery tracking poses no real privacy threat
If we worry about every possible privacy invasion, we will end up not paying
enough attention to the ones that really need to be addressed.
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Conquering the Cloud
With more and more organizations adopting a hybrid cloud model, how do IT and
business decision makers view such issues as migration, budgeting and services?
According to a recent survey, the challenges businesses face in moving to the
cloud, while considerable, can be overcome by working in partnership with the
right cloud services provider.
A Warehouse of Carphones? What is this, Back To The Future?
Millions of Carphone Warehouse customers' data got hacked last week. But we're
only now hearing about it. The British mobile retailer is 'sorry'...
IDG Contributor Network: Windows 10 hardening and enterprise security
Windows 10 incorporates a number of promising additional features that will
greatly benefit corporate security officers in their attempts to secure and lock
down their environments. These features come at a price, however, involving the
purchase of the Enterprise version, and the inclusion of significant privacy
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