NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Airport Pat-downs, Wi-Fi Risks, Workplace Violence, DoD Intelligence Budget, and More

A CNN employee's encounter at an airport draws attention to security pat-downs. Risks of free wireless connections in public spaces--and what you can do about them. A new online resource offers companies guidance in developing policies to help employees dealing with domestic abuse and related issues. And more.

Get Smart: Simple Security Precautions to Secure Company Smartphones

Some simple security precautions and user policies can help companies protect the devices from malware and other threats.

Network Security's Achilles Heel: End-User Rights

One of the simplest—and perhaps most effective—ways to bolster end-user and network security could be to limit local computer administrative rights, according to studies.

Touch Screen Insecurity: Smudges Can Expose Your Password

Using cameras and lights, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers can capture smudges on touch screen Android smartphones and determine passwords.

UAE to Research in Motion: BlackBerry Too Good at Protecting Data

The United Arab Emirates decided Sunday to suspend BlackBerry smartphones' data services—e-mail, instant messaging, and Web browsing—beginning in October because of security concerns.

White House's Trusted Identities Strategy Doesn't Inspire Trust

The White House's draft plan to create trusted identities in cyberspace has met with skepticism if not outright hostility in some electronic privacy quarters.

NSA's "Perfect Citizen" Program Seeks to Keep Us Safe from Cyberwar, WSJ Reports

The Wall Street Journal Thursday broke news of the federal government’s new plan to monitor cyberspace for attacks on critical infrastructure.

White Paper Urges Companies Devise a Social Media Strategy

A new white paper from ISACA, an association of IT and information systems professionals, recommends companies that use social media devise a strategy to ensure its secure use.

A Disturbing Look at the IT Security Industry

Security expert John Viega gives a good introduction to the sorry state of the information security industry, says Mayer Nudell, CSC.

No Nonsense Computer Security Tips

Join Host Editor Laura Spadanuta as she talks with the author of Scrappy Information Security, Michael Seese, who gives tips for end users and IT security managers in this podcast exclusive.
 




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