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.


HP showcases security software that look to detect infected and compromised computers

“Run-time Application Self-Defense” seen as possibly replacing web application firewall security.

Google's plan for Chrome worries certificate authority vendors

Certificate Authority Security Forum says ‘deprecation’ of SHA-1 algorithm risks chaos during shopping season.

Skyhigh Networks provides first stop in cloud security

A file sent from a mobile device to Box can first be inspected by Symantec, McAfee, EMC RSA data-loss prevention systems.

NIST issues Best Practices on how to best use Secure Shell software

NIST issues Best Practices on how to best use Secure Shell software

NIST’s drafted recommendations warn sys admins of pitfalls in SSH use that give attackers the advantage.

New products of the week 09.02.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as HP and WTI

Can SDN usher in better IT security?

That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present.

Los Alamos National Lab's R&D fueling new quantum-crypto firm

Technology development firm Allied Minds says it has set up a new company, Whitewood Encryption Systems, to develop quantum-crypto technology under an R&D licensing arrangement with Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Security council blames breaches on poor PCI standard support

Security council blames breaches on poor PCI standard support

“Best practices” guidance from PCI security group says compliance needs to be 365-day-a-year focus.

Cleveland Indians turn to SIEM in malware, botnet battle

Cleveland Indians turn to SIEM in malware, botnet battle

Security and information event management goes beyond traditional anti-virus tools for baseball’s Tribe.

Most websites are “One Day Wonders” – and that’s worrisome

Most websites are “One Day Wonders” – and that’s worrisome

Blue Coat study finds most short-lived sites use content delivery networks, Web optimization.

HyTrust, Intel team to lock down VMware virtual machines

Boundary controls ensure VMware workloads only run in trusted locations.

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