Yearly Archives: 2014

Tiro Security founder to present at Content Protection Summit

In the last year, and specifically the last couple of weeks, a few high profile events have thrust content protection into the spotlight. Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and Content Delivery Security Association (CDSA) will produce the fifth annual Content Protection Summit at the W Hotel in Hollywood, California on Dec. 9.

State Department email system hacked, shut down

The State Department’s unclassified email system was recently compromised and has been temporarily shut down for security updates to repair damage from the suspected cyberattack.

JP Morgan security breach affects 76 million homes, 7 million businesses

JP Morgan Chase confirmed that the information from 76 million households and 7 million businesses was compromised after a cyberattack over the summer.

The largest bank in the US first announced the massive attack back in July, but only exposed the scale of the attack Thursday in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Microsoft identifies latest malware offenders, Kuwait and Algeria

Microsoft has filed a civil suit to try to stop the spread of malware it has traced back to two main countries—Kuwait and Algeria. The company hopes this will be the most successful effort made by a non-governmental organization to combat cybercrime by attempting to stop key communication between the hackers and the PCs they are trying to infect.

Demand of security professionals to increase due to Internet of Things

In the next five years, the Internet of Things, the increasing connectivity of everyday devices, will only heighten the demand for security specialists, according to a recent statement by Cisco managers.

One month until the ‘Reset the Net’ movement to fight NSA surveillance

Privacy advocates have decided it is time for Internet users to take more serious measures to resist surveillance from National Security Agency and other alleged spy groups. The movement for users and developers to deploy newer and better security and privacy tools was introduced by Fight for the Future and has support from over 30 groups including Reddit, Imgur, Free Press, Libertarian Party and Demand Progress. June 5, the one year anniversary of the first news stories on Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA surveillance, is the date ‘Reset the Net’ will initiate.

Heartbleed Bug sweeps internet, leaves many sites vulnerable

A major security flaw, the Heartbleed Bug, has made rounds on HTTPS servers and has caused panic across the web.

“Virus Shield” tricks thousands of Android users

Hackers’ latest scam on Android users did not even involve any malware or information theft—all it did was simply charge customers $3.99 for a fake antivirus app in the Google Play Store.

Enterprise security posture extends to vendors as well

Massive security changes are taking place as the security buzz grows, especially in relation to giant corporations and their efforts to keep information protected. Huge public breaches are increasing public awareness about internet security and privacy, and as a result, many firms are implementing tighter enterprise security controls. Facebook and Google have both migrated from 1024-bits to 2048-bit encryption keys, while companies like Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Myspace and Dropbox already have these in place.