December 3, 2013 | Comment on this post
SEATTLE — Akamai Technologies’ $370 million acquisition of cybersecurity vendor Prolexic, announced Monday, brings the content management giant full circle.
Co-founded in 1998 by a young math genius named Danny Lewin, and his MIT professor, Tom Leighton, Akamai pioneered a way to deliver Web pages at very high speed. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company was instrumental in enabling marquee companies — such as Apple, Facebook and USA TODAY — …more
November 21, 2013 | Comments Off
Social networks interconnect people with common interests in near real time on a global scale. That’s the power of social media. And it’s also a beacon to cyberscammers.
Fraudulent job offers from alluring recruiters are spreading at a faster pace on LinkedIn, according to Bitdefender.
Security researchers from the Romanian anti-malware vendor recently helped expose a LinkedIn profile put up by an attractive, bogus recruiter, “Annabella Erica.” Scammers had …more
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What’s more, the poll, commissioned by anti-malware vendor ESET, reveals clear evidence that, contrary to what some believe, young people actually do care about the privacy of their online personas.
The ESET …more
November 15, 2013 | Comments Off
The calls come as the European Union deliberates new data protection regulations to further restrict the transfer of personal data of EU citizens to any country that lacks adequate data protection safeguards, unless …more
November 14, 2013 | Comments Off
On October 30th, Facebook held its third quarter earnings call. Lost inside the upbeat state of the union was a recurring theme that active and inactive Facebook users need to take note of: Facebook is knowingly placing your information at risk and needs …more
November 12, 2013 | Comments Off
(Editors note: In this guest essay, Rohit Sethi, Vice President of consultancy Security Compass, examines the implications of HTTPS, the protocol for secure network communications, coming under attack.)
HTTPS is vulnerable to attack, and we can expect the situation to worsen over time. In two to five years, serious compromises of the Web’s underlying security structure could take place more frequently at the criminal level.
This doesn’t mean that HTTPS is broken – it still provides strong protection against many online …more
November 11, 2013 | Comments Off
(Editor’s note: In this guest post, Yorgen Edholm, CEO of file sharing company Accellion, discusses security exposures that come with use of the public cloud.)
Who’s in the driver’s seat on your cloud strategy? Bob from marketing? Lisa from sales? It sounds ludicrous, but it’s an unfortunate reality.
Today there are a lot of employees back-seat driving cloud corporate strategies by subscribing to public cloud solutions without IT’s knowledge.
This means that proprietary corporate documents – such as confidential design specs, sales …more