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Slide Show: 20 Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/31/2014  | 
Cloud security, mobile security, advanced behavioral detection, and a few other surprises mark this latest crop of newcomers
10 Free Or Low-Cost Network Discovery And Mapping Tools
Slideshows  |  1/17/2014  | 
Understand your network so you can defend it better
Slide Show: 8 Effective Data Visualization Methods For Security Teams
Slideshows  |  12/31/2013  | 
Getting the most out of security analytics data sets, large or small, by visualizing the information
9 Notorious Hackers Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
This year's hacking hall of shame includes members of Anonymous and the Blackhole cybercrime gang, plus state-sponsored groups.
Slide Show: The Coolest Hacks Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/23/2013  | 
A look back at some of the year's most extreme, creative, and -- in some cases -- just plain bizarre hacks by security researchers
Android Security: 8 Signs Hackers Own Your Smartphone
Slideshows  |  11/29/2013  | 
Security experts share tips on how to tell if attackers are in control of your Android smartphone.
Slide Show: 10 Free Network Defense Tools
Slideshows  |  10/28/2013  | 
Affordably protect the perimeter and beyond with these handy network security utilities and toolkits
Iris Scans: Security Technology In Action
Slideshows  |  8/28/2013  | 
Iris-based security scans are the stuff of sci-fi movies, but NIST research shows how the technology can now be used in the real world to reliably identify individuals.
Slide Show: The Sights Of Black Hat
Slideshows  |  8/6/2013  | 
A photo recap of a week of research, crowds and parties at Black Hat USA 2013
Slide Show: 10 Ways Attackers Automate Malware Production
Slideshows  |  6/18/2013  | 
Peeking into an attacker's toolbox to see how malware production is automated and the Internet is flooded with millions of unique malware applications
Who Is Syrian Electronic Army: 9 Facts
Slideshows  |  5/16/2013  | 
Syrian hackers claim to battle American imperialism, media bias and Angelina Jolie.
10 Top Password Managers
Slideshows  |  4/30/2013  | 
Tired of being stuck in password hell? Consider these password managers that balance security with convenience.
Slide Show: 8 Egregious Examples Of Insider Threats
Slideshows  |  4/9/2013  | 
Real-world case studies from the CERT Insider Threat Center
Slide Show: 10 Password Database Fails
Slideshows  |  3/12/2013  | 
Evernote's most recent password breach is the same refrain from a song the industry has been singing for a while -- check out some of the worst password cache compromises
Anonymous: 10 Things We've Learned In 2013
Slideshows  |  2/28/2013  | 
The Anonymous hacker group continues to seek equal measures of revenge, justice and reform -- preferably through chaotic means -- for perceived wrongdoings.
10 Free SMB Security Tools
Slideshows  |  2/1/2013  | 
This slide show features an assortment of solutions that SMBs can use to minimize their security spend
Military Drones Present And Future: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  12/14/2012  | 
The Pentagon's growing fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles ranges from hand-launched machines to the Air Force's experimental X-37B space plane.
Slide Show: 10 Security-Service Startups To Remember In 2012
Slideshows  |  12/11/2012  | 
With the security services market growing by more than 23 percent per year, it's no wonder that 2012 had its share of startup launches and young companies taking off
Slide Show: Top 10 Malware Advances In 2012
Slideshows  |  12/6/2012  | 
Blackhole's business model, Flashback's Mac fetish, ransomware's resurgence with Reveton, and Gauss' ability to guard against analysis among the game-changers this year
Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed Investments
Slideshows  |  11/21/2012  | 
Check out some of the latest technologies to win funding from In-Q-Tel, the venture investment arm of the CIA and other intelligence agencies. That's the first step toward use by agents and analysts.
Slide Show: 2012 Pastebin Pinups
Slideshows  |  11/20/2012  | 
Some of the most embarrassing dumps of leaked databases, exposed corporate IP and breached customer records in 2012
Slide Show: The Vulnerability 'Usual Suspects' Of 2012
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012  | 
Here's the list of applications, companies, and targets that dominated vulnerability and exploit headlines in 2012
Who Is Hacking U.S. Banks? 8 Facts
Slideshows  |  10/22/2012  | 
Hackers have labeled the bank website disruptions as grassroots-level reprisal for an anti-Islamic film. But is the Iranian government really backing the attacks?
14 Amazing DARPA Technologies On Tap
Slideshows  |  9/27/2012  | 
Go inside the labs of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a look at some of the most intriguing technologies they're developing in computing, electronics, communications, and more.
Slide Show: 10 Free Governance Risk And Compliance Tools
Slideshows  |  9/27/2012  | 
While expensive risk management products can certainly help a GRC program, any organization can get started measuring risk and making more disciplined decisions using these tools and templates
Slide Show: Memorable Moments From Black Hat 2012
Slideshows  |  8/13/2012  | 
A look at some of the demos, hacks, awards, and parties at this year's Black Hat USA 2012 convention
Slide Show: 10 Free Database Security Tools
Slideshows  |  7/11/2012  | 
While many database protection suites are an expensive proposition, there are a number of free tools available to organizations seeking cost-effective ways to begin securing their databases
Secret Spy Satellite Takes Off: Stunning Images
Slideshows  |  6/20/2012  | 
The National Reconnaissance Office provides satellite imagery for intelligence operations and national defense. Here's a look at the agency's most recent rocket launches.
Facebook's History: From Dorm To IPO Darling
Slideshows  |  5/17/2012  | 
Facebook's IPO brings the world's most popular social network into Wall Street's big league. After a wild ride, Facebook's future depends on profiting from an increasingly mobile user base.
Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies
Slideshows  |  5/14/2012  | 
Department of Defense technologies under development, from brainy microchips to battlefield transformer vehicles, promise to make the U.S. military more nimble. Here's a visual tour of 20 breakthrough ideas.
U.S. Military Robots Of The Future: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012  | 
Meet robots that fight fires, climb ladders, search for bombs, and race across the battlefield. The technological singularity is near, say military strategists.
Slide Show: 10 SQL Injection Tools For Database Pwnage
Slideshows  |  4/11/2012  | 
Black hat hackers and pen testers alike use these tools to dump data, perform privilege escalations, and effectively take over sensitive databases
Slide Show: The (Not-So) Elite Eight In Higher Ed Breach Madness
Slideshows  |  3/14/2012  | 
Basketball has March Madness, but higher ed IT should be competing to stay out of the brackets for last year's worst breaches
Slide Show: 10 Movie Scenes Of Authentication Worth Rewatching
Slideshows  |  3/6/2012  | 
From the prophetic to the downright silly, these scenes are sure to entertain any security pro
Who Is Anonymous: 10 Key Facts
Slideshows  |  2/6/2012  | 
Anonymous 'hacktivists' aim to expose what they call government and establishment hypocrisy. Take a closer look at the group, its offshoots, and its infamous attacks.
7 Tools To Tighten Healthcare Data Security
Slideshows  |  1/24/2012  | 
Most of the largest healthcare data security and privacy breaches have involved lost or stolen mobile computing devices. Consider these tools and tips for protecting patient data and managing breaches.
Slide Show: Top 10 Holiday Phishing Scams
Slideshows  |  11/30/2011  | 
The following scams demonstrate the ways attackers are crafting their messages during the holidays
Ten Big Breaches In 2011
Slideshows  |  11/29/2011  | 
No one was immune: not social networks, not financial institutions, and not even security firms
Slide Show: 10 Tips And Best Practices For Becoming A Data Security Detective
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
Tips from security insiders on gathering and analyzing security intelligence and identifying new threats, as well as APT attacks
Slide Show: Sights And Sounds Of Black Hat USA 2011
Slideshows  |  8/15/2011  | 
Zombies, robots, 'war-flying' drones, PWN phones -- and scary, real-world SCADA hacks were among the mix of lighthearted and deadly serious demonstrations and presentations at this year's Black Hat USA in Las Vegas
10 Massive Security Breaches
Slideshows  |  3/9/2011  | 
They make the news on a regular basis: incidents in which a company or government agency's security is breached, leading to a loss of information, personal records, or other data. There are many ways to measure the size or cost of a security breach. Some result in the loss of millions of data records, some affect millions of people, and some wind up costing the affected businesses a lot of money. Not to mention, the questions of you calculate the value of personal medical information vs. credit
Slide Show: DDoS With The Slow HTTP POST Attack
Slideshows  |  11/29/2010  | 
Researchers demonstrate attack that picks on inherent flaw in HTTP
5 Airport Body Scanner Patents Stripped Down
Slideshows  |  11/29/2010  | 
Here's a deep dive on five patents applying X-ray backscatter technology to airport contraband detection. These screening machines have been much in the news recently, amid controversy regarding both their effectiveness and the amount of radiation exposure to which travelers are subjected. The patents we'll look at are from prime players in the airport body scanner field. This list is led by Rapiscan Systems Inc. , of Torrance, Calif., which in 2009 won the TSA contract to supply whole-body imag
Slide Show: Extreme And Alternative Authentication Methods
Slideshows  |  11/16/2010  | 
Passwords are the weakest link in access control, but there are plenty of other, less-traveled options for authentication
Slideshow: Ten Free Security Monitoring Tools
Slideshows  |  11/8/2010  | 
Freebie apps can save you money, but deployment may not be so free
How Firesheep Can Hijack Web Sessions
Slideshows  |  11/2/2010  | 
Firesheep is a Firefox extension used to hijack web sessions, usually used over WiFi networks. Firesheep doesn't steal usernames and passwords, instead it copies session cookies used on authenticated websites. These are then used to impersonate the hijacked connection. Session hijacking, or sidejacking is a well known problem, ranking 3rd on OWASP's (Open Web Application Security Project) Top 10 Application Security Risk list. Attackers using Firesheep just need access to network traffic -- such
Slideshow: The 10 Most Common Database Vulnerabilities
Slideshows  |  10/29/2010  | 
AppSec's Team SHATTER shares the top 10 database vulnerabilities it sees most commonly plaguing organizations over and over again
Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters
Slideshows  |  10/6/2010  | 
The Department of Homeland Security recently brought its classified National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center down to an unclassified level for one day only, and InformationWeek Government was there to take photos. The facility looks and functions like a state-of-the-art network operations center and much more. The NCCIC, as it's called, is the locus of DHS-led inter-agency cybersecurity work in the federal government. That includes providing an integrated response to cyber th
Slideshow: Fashion Statements from DEFCON 2010
Slideshows  |  8/18/2010  | 
Tattoos, mohawks, sheep, and 'pimp' necklaces were just some of the scenes from the hacker conference in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Strategic Security Survey: Global Threat, Local Pain
Slideshows  |  8/13/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Global Threat, Local Pain," our report assessing whether the high-profile infiltration of corporate networks worldwide (Google China leaps to mind) is forcing execs to reconsider their security strategies and pony up related resources.
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