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Content tagged with Cybersecurity posted in February 2014
Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Rugged and super-secure Boeing Black smartphone targets government agencies involved with defense and homeland security.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
NSA Too Focused On Perimeter Defense, Clarke Says
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
The Former White House cybersecurity adviser says the NSA's focus on perimeter security made it vulnerable to insider Edward Snowden.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Thereís a lot of buzz around how certs arenít important. Iím calling BS, and hereís why.
Government Cybersecurity Guidance Wanted By Private Sector
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nearly 90% of IT leaders worldwide believe government needs to be involved in helping private sector firms set cyber defense strategies, Dell study finds.
Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
DHS Cancels Plan For License-Plate Tracking System
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Amid rising privacy concerns, senior Homeland Security leaders say they didn't know about proposal to develop new database system.
When BYOD Equals Bring Your Own Malware
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Lookout's analysis of the mobile threat landscape suggests businesses should focus on curbing risky online behavior.
How FedRAMP Can Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Federal IT leaders can foster cloud adoption by incorporating automated, repeatable security processes.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
IBM Develops Self-Destructing Chips For DARPA
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
DARPA seeks technology that would trigger electronics on the battlefield to self-destruct. The goal: Electronics that last only as long as needed.
Why Businesses Canít Ignore US Cybersecurity Framework
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
Industry leaders and President Obama call the framework just a first step in creating a cybersecurity playbook for 16 US critical infrastructure sectors. But this is more than just a reference manual.
Feds Launch Cyber Security Guidelines For US Infrastructure Providers
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
The White House on Wednesday released the first version of its cyber security framework for protecting critical infrastructure. Critics say these voluntary guidelines enshrine the status quo.
Federal Workers Lax On Mobile Security
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Nearly half of federal workers surveyed admit to poor mobile security practices, putting agencies and data at risk.
TSA Baggage Scanners Hackable
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Researchers reveal weak security that could allow malicious insiders or attackers to spoof the contents of carry-on baggage.
7 Reasons Federal Cybersecurity Hires Will Grow
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Government officials have recognized the importance of investing in human capital, not just technology, to confront cybersecurity crises.
California Kill Switch Bill Targets Phone Thieves
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
California bill directs mobile hardware makers to include a way to disable stolen communications devices. Will privacy concerns be addressed?
Federal CIOs' Current Security Dilemma
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Three initiatives meant to improve government IT security are languishing from funding challenges, yet CIOs are asked to deliver on the promise of shared services.
Sochi Olympics 2014: 10 Technologies In Spotlight
Slideshows  |  2/5/2014  | 
From innovations for athletes to unprecedented surveillance tools for authorities, look at the technologies that will shape the Sochi Olympics.
Future Cars Will Talk To Each Other
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
NHTSA gives the green light to develop rules for vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems which let cars converse. Will this prevent crashes?
New IRS Tax App: Invitation To Thieves?
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
A new IRS online tool let users view and print copies of past tax returns, but it could become a target for identity thieves.
Downside Of The Data Fast Lane
Commentary  |  2/3/2014  | 
Marketing data enables plenty of efficiencies for consumers. But convenience shouldn't blind us to the potential hazards.


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