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IEEE group recommends random MAC addresses for Wi-Fi security

IEEE group recommends random MAC addresses for Wi-Fi security

According to new recommendations by an IEEE study group, the Wi-Fi protocol needs to be updated to use randomly generated addresses for better security and…

Scammers bypass Google filters with PDF cloaking

Scammers bypass Google filters with PDF cloaking

Scammers have long used cloaking as a technique to drive up search engine rankings, stuffing webpages full of keywords and links that make them attractive…

Report: Every company is compromised, but most infections not yet at critical stage

Report: Every company is compromised, but most infections not yet at critical stage

In a recent analysis of a quarter million endpoint devices in 40 enterprises, every single corporate network showed evidence of a targeted intrusion but most…

Agencies need to pay more attention to supply chain security

Agencies need to pay more attention to supply chain security

Government agencies seeking the lowest bidders typically overlook cybersecurity when awarding contracts, and data breaches are the result, says a security rating expert.According to a…

Who’s winning the mobile payments war?

Who’s winning the mobile payments war?

Mobile payments — using your phone instead of a credit card to make purchases at retail locations — has not taken off. Yet.To read this…

5 non-traditional hiring tips for InfoSec

There’s a dramatic shortage of qualified information security professionals in the industry today. Globally, we’re a million people short, according to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security…

Tools catch security holes in open source code

This year has been the best of times and the worst of times for open source code and security. On the one hand, the latest…

10 tips to attract women to infosec jobs

10 tips to attract women to infosec jobs

Women make up  just 11 percent of information security professionals.  Just increasing that number to 22 percent would solve the industry’s staffing shortage problem. Unfortunately,…

How to get creative with your penetration testing

How to get creative with your penetration testing

  While there are plenty of standardized methods for penetration testing that we’re all familiar with, the bad guys aren’t sticking to traditional methods for…

You Need to Get Creative With Pen Testing. Here’s How to Do It.

You Need to Get Creative With Pen Testing. Here’s How to Do It.

Security professionals have long been running penetration tests against their firewalls and other security systems to find weaknesses that need to be addressed. The Common…

Forgotten risks hide in legacy systems

Forgotten risks hide in legacy systems

Cover story These days, there’s no shortage of new business technologies and new threat vectors to the enterprise. But what many companies forget is that…

Info sec industry still struggles to attract women

Even as women have made dramatic advances in medicine, law, and other fields, the proportion of women pursuing undergraduate degrees in the computer sciences has…

10 reasons to take a Chromebook on the road

If you’re trying to decide which device to buy for your next trip because your current laptop is too old, too slow, too heavy and…

SaaS vendors, customers, finding new ways to secure the cloud

SaaS vendors, customers, finding new ways to secure the cloud

Rogue employees, hackers, government employees all threats to keeping information stored on the cloud private Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA spying may have brought the…

Bitcoin: Seven reasons to be wary

Of all the virtual currencies out there, BitCoin is the most interesting from a technical perspective – and the least interesting from the business point…

How to Survive a Cloud Outage

Amazon’s infamous cloud outage in April brought down a number of popular Web sites, including foursquare and Reddit – but many of Amazon’s enterprise cloud…

Five iPad Safety Tips

Five iPad Safety Tips

1. Encrypt, encrypt, encrypt. There are two parts to the data encryption challenge – encrypting stored data, and encrypting data that’s moving over public networks,…