In the current era of mega-(should I say giga-?) breaches with tens to hundreds of millions of lost customer records and the hacking-of-everything, it is safe to assume that the logical security of devices becomes almost more important than the physical protection around those assets. While it is true that the logical (in-)security of devices renders “remote attacks” (attacks that are carried out against the system from another location than where the device is located, i.e.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has formed a new advisory group with the private sector that aims to advise software developers on how to ensure that their applications are secure.
The IEEE has linked with ten IT and security organisations - including Google, Twitter, Cigital and RSA - to form the IEEE Centre for Secure Design (CSD). The CSD's first step has been to issue an advisory report for software developers - and allied staff - on how they can make their applications more secure.
Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
Office 365 already had DLP capabilities for Exchange Online and Outlook, so that compliance officers could monitor email communications and enforce corporate and regulatory rules regarding the use of sensitive corporate data, such as confidential intellectual property details and customers' financial information.
While hackers have been targeting retail stores over the past few months, it appears they haven't given up on banks.
The FBI is investigating a data breach into JPMorgan and possibly several other banks, according to The Wall Street Journal. JPMorgan is the largest bank in the US and the sixth largest in the world, according to Forbes.
Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links?
There was one catch, though: it was only open to advertisers and verified users.
No longer! Now you too can obsess way too hard over the performance of every tweet you send! Hurray!