Tim Greene

Tim Greene covers security and keeps an eye on Microsoft for Network World.


Cisco, IBM may be interested in buying Imperva

Cisco, IBM may be interested in buying Imperva

Security vendor Imperva is shopping itself around and may be attractive to the likes of Cisco and IBM, according to Bloomberg.

Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top DDoS protection services.

Education needs to study up on fighting ransomware

Education needs to study up on fighting ransomware

Of five major industries examined by BitSight - finance, retail, healthcare, energy/utilities, government and education – education is hit by ransomware at a much higher rate than the others.

Sophos rolls out Intercept X for endpoint protection

Sophos rolls out Intercept X for endpoint protection

Sophos is coming out with Intercept X, its new name for endpoint protection that’s based on technology acquired when it bought SurfRight last year to broaden its endpoint strategy.

RSA: Expect business as usual now that Dell owns it

RSA: Expect business as usual now that Dell owns it

Enterprises should expect business as usual from RSA in the wake of its being swept up by Dell this week in the largest tech deal ever, with company executives saying it will retain a good deal of autonomy to carry out its strategic...

Intel spinout: McAfee is back

Intel spinout: McAfee is back

Intel is going to spin out its subsidiary Intel Security as a joint venture with investment firm TPG, redubbing the new entity with its old name – McAfee.

Apple patches iOS against potent zero-day spyware attack

Apple patches iOS against potent zero-day spyware attack

Apple is issuing patches for three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities known as Trident that have been exploited for years by an Israel-based spyware vendor against a human rights activist, an investigative journalist and others.

Startup IDVector anonymizes like Tor

Startup IDVector anonymizes like Tor

A pair of former defense cyber security contractors is launching IDVector, a service that creates encrypted connections through an anonymizing network to shield users’ identities and locations and to protect their machines from...

Imperva: Application layer DDoS attacks are on the rise.

Imperva: Application layer DDoS attacks are on the rise.

Application layer DDoS attacks are becoming more common, perhaps because they cost less for malicious actors to execute and can more effectively evade defenses than network layer attacks, Imperva says.

NSA zero days and encryption backdoors need clear disclosure policies

NSA zero days and encryption backdoors need clear disclosure policies

Disclosure of NSA zero days signals a need for clear policies on when to notify affected vendors.

Cisco, Fortinet issue patches against NSA malware

Cisco, Fortinet issue patches against NSA malware

Customers of Cisco and Fortinet security gear need to check that their versions of specific devices are patched against exploits patch exploits made public this week as a result of a purported hack of NSA malware.

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