INFORMATION

Site Map - Web-based Threats

Cyberdefense

- Small businesses are not immune to cybercrime. Visa and the National Cyber Security Alliance offer resources to help small businesses secure their online activities. More guidance is available from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s small business site.

Patients Uneasy About Security of Electronic Health Records

- A new survey finds patients wary of the move to electronic health records and the ability of their healthcare providers to secure them.

Large-scale Cyberattack Knocks Parts of Canadian Government Offline

- A large cyberattack traced back to servers in China and first detected in early January has led the Canadian government to shut down Internet access at two government departments.

Cloud Computing

- A new Forrester Research report describes how to take advantage of cloud-based services and also maintain compliance and security.

Cloud Security and Compliance Basics

- Understanding the types of services and security cloud computing providers offer is key to meeting compliance goals.

Information Warfare

- Information Warfare is a poorly written text that has no practical value for guiding information operations today.

Squelching Attacks with Splunk

- Splunk can help IT departments easily analyze patterns of potential threat activity.

Behind the Numbers

- Primary reasons companies aren't adopting pay-per-use hosting of virtual servers.

Google Searches Warn Against Hacked Web Sites

- In an effort to help its customers avoid compromised Web sites, Google has added a new tool to its search engine that notifies users when it has detected suspicious activity on a Web site.

GAO Finds Hackers Could Exploit Wireless Vulnerabilities

- Congress's watchdog reports finds that many federal agencies inconsistently apply security guidelines and best practices, leaving government networks and information vulnerable to attack.

Mobile Malware Will Grow in 2011, Predicts IT Security Firm

- Cybercriminals will feast on the insatiable demand for smartphones and tablets, like Apple's iPad, to infest as many devices with malware as possible in 2011, security firm M86 predicts.

Numbers

- 54 The percentage of people who feel guilty or hold themselves responsible for falling victim to cybercrime, according to Symantec’s Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact. Slightly more respondents, 58 percent, reported feeling angry; 65 percent of the 7,000 global computer users polled said they had been victimized by some form of cybercrime.

Behind the Numbers

- Barriers that U.S. states face in achieving IT security.
 




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