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Content tagged with Security Monitoring posted in November 2013
NSA Surveillance Fallout Costs IT Industry Billions
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Analysts predict US tech companies may lose $180 billion by 2016 due to international concerns about intelligence agencies' spying.
Dataium Settles Browser History Sniffing Charges
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
The car buyer tracking firm was accused of using JavaScript to illegally identify websites visited by 181,000 named consumers, and selling harvested information.
NSA Surveillance: First Prism, Now Muscled Out Of Cloud
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Companies can no longer discount the risk of losing control of confidential corporate data in the cloud. Government data mining is here to stay, in one invasive form or another.
LG Admits Smart TVs Spied On Users
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
LG admits it collected information on consumers' viewing habits, promises firmware update to honor opt-out requests.
The New Security Architecture
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Recent high profile attacks reflect a new reality in which perimeter-based security models are increasingly less effective in protecting key corporate assets and information.
iPhone Photo Leads To Cybercrime Arrest
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
The FBI uses an iPhone photo to nab six members of a cybercrime ring accused of stealing $45 million via ATMs.
Modeling Users And Monitoring Credentials Prevents Breaches
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Attackers quickly grab usernames and passwords to leverage an initial compromise into full-blown network access, but companies that monitor user authentication can head off attacks
Online Extortion: The Ethics Of Unpublishing
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
What are the ethical limits on the Internet, the land where anything goes? What happens when people invent new schemes for making money and then take them too far?
Higher Ed Must Lock Down Data Security
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Higher education rivals only the healthcare industry in housing personally identifiable data. Consider these tactics for smart planning.
Secure Your Network From Modern Hazards
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Traditional security measures don't stand a chance in a data-centric world. But within the crisis lie opportunities for IT security pros.
DDoS Attack: Preparing For The Inevitable
Commentary  |  11/14/2013  | 
DDoS mitigation is a challenging undertaking. Here are four steps to help you plan for the worst.
The Emergence of DDoS-as-a-Service
Commentary  |  11/13/2013  | 
"Legitimized" services increase DDoS threats and lend credence to the notion that information security is as much about corporate health as it is self-defense.
Monitoring Where Search Engines Fear To Tread
News  |  11/1/2013  | 
The deepweb -- anonymized networks that are not indexed by search engines -- are hard to monitor, yet companies should seek out signs in their networks


Commentary
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
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How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
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New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
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