Ellen Messmer

Senior Editor, Network World

Ellen Messmer is a senior editor at Network World. She covers news and technology trends related to information security.


Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

SentinelOne wants to compete with full endpoint defense suites.

Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

GuardiCore developing “honeypot” approach to detecting and blocking stealthy attacks.

Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

The Certificate Authority Security Council weighs in on new SSL server certificate rules.

Microsoft’s strategy on identity management aimed squarely at cloud-based services

Microsoft’s strategy on identity management aimed squarely at cloud-based services

Microsoft’s strategy for providing customers with identity management options is increasingly reliant on cloud-based methods of authentication and access control for provisioning of Windows-based mobile devices as well as Apple iOS...

IBM opening two state-of-the-art disaster recovery/resiliency centers

IBM opening two state-of-the-art disaster recovery/resiliency centers

IBM is about to cut the ribbon officially opening two new state-of-the-art data centers intended to provide disaster recovery and resiliency services, one in the Raleigh, N.C., area and other in Mumbai, India.


Testing service rolls out vast federated identity management system using Oracle

The Educational Testing Service, a non-profit organization that provides academic assessment tests, says it has gained efficiencies by centralizing its identity and access management (IAM) for on-premises, cloud and hosted...

Does your business need a “Data Protection Officer?”

Anticipated new EU regulation may mean you do, notes consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Top techs the CIA thinks are hot

Through its investment firm called In-Q-Tel, the CIA funds companies, mostly start-ups, to push forward technologies deemed useful to government intelligence agencies. Here are the latest picks to get undisclosed amounts of IQT money.

‘Unusual uptick’ in attacks on media, publishing, Cisco says

‘Dynamic DNS’ also becoming exploited by cyber-criminals for botnet operations.

New products of the week 08.04.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as EMC and RSA.

Homeland Security wants corporate board of directors more involved in cyber-security

DHS will include the National Association of Corporate Directors “Directors’ Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight” handbook on the U.S. CERT website.

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