Tim Greene

Senior Editor

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

Travelers enlists Symantec to advise cyber insurance customers

Synack: Hackers wanted after firm gets $21.25M funding from Microsoft, HPE

Synack: Hackers wanted after firm gets $21.25M funding from Microsoft, HPE

Synack gets $21.25 million in Series C funding from Microsoft, HPE and Singtel to hire more white-hat hackers and expand its territory.

6 vulnerabilities to watch for on the factory floor

6 vulnerabilities to watch for on the factory floor

Industrial control systems (ICS) that run the valves and switches in factories may suffer from inherent weaknesses that cropped up only after they were installed and the networks they were attached to became more widely connected.

Fortinet upgrades for better cloud, SD-WAN protection

Fortinet upgrades for better cloud, SD-WAN protection

Fortinet has rolled out a new version of its FortiOS operating system that gives customers the ability to manage security capabilities across their cloud assets and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) environments.

Anthem to data breach victims: Maybe the damages are your own darned fault

Anthem to data breach victims: Maybe the damages are your own darned fault

Insurance giant Anthem scares off possible data breach victims by asking to examine their personal computers for evidence that their own shoddy security was the problem.

Startup founded by FireEye alum goes after FireEye

Startup founded by FireEye alum goes after FireEye

SlashNext, a startup formed by a former FireEye engineer, uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect and prevent threats from causing harm.

McAfee: Trend indicates 2017 will be bumper year for new malware

McAfee: Trend indicates 2017 will be bumper year for new malware

A cycle of increasing new malware is well underway and could last the rest of this year if a trend established over the past two years continues.

Privacy rollback can cause headaches for corporate security pros

Privacy rollback can cause headaches for corporate security pros

Corporate security pros can add a new task to their busy days: handling panicky employees worried about privacy who are using the onion router (Tor) browser as a way to protect their online activity.

McAfee on its own as independent security vendor

McAfee on its own as independent security vendor

McAfee has officially spun out from Intel, dumping the name Intel Security and under new majority ownership that has deep pockets to help the company more aggressively acquire technology via mergers and acquisitions to supplement its...

BeyondTrust: privilege, vulnerability management available through Azure

BeyondTrust: privilege, vulnerability management available through Azure

Users of Azure cloud services have a new option for stopping the misuse of privileges as well as managing vulnerabilities through an alliance with Beyond Trust.

Non-malware attacks grow – there are tools for IT security to fight back with

Non-malware attacks grow – there are tools for IT security to fight back with

More and more attackers are carrying out their work without using malware so they can evade detection by traditional, file-based security platforms, which presents a tough problem for security pros trying to defend against them.

FBI warns of attacks on anonymous FTP servers

FBI warns of attacks on anonymous FTP servers

The FBI warns that attackers are targeting vulnerable FTP servers used by small medical and dental offices as a way to obtain medical records and other personal information.

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