Tim Greene

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

Schneier: terrorists will switch to more secure alternatives to avoid encryption backdoors

Indegy finds out when industrial controls go bad (think Stuxnet)

Indegy finds out when industrial controls go bad (think Stuxnet)

Israeli startup Indegy monitors devices on industrial control networks to detect when their configurations have changed as a way to know when the machines are compromised, an attack vector exploited by the Stuxnet worm that took down...

Bill filed in Congress would ban encryption backdoors

Bill filed in Congress would ban encryption backdoors

Four Congressmen are proposing that states be forbidden to ask manufacturers to install encryption backdoors on their products outfitted with the technology.

Obama’s cybersecurity agenda bold, but relies on untested funding, experts say

Obama’s cybersecurity agenda bold, but relies on untested funding, experts say

The IT Modernization fund has important goals that won’t be reached until well after the current administration expires.

Obama’s new cybersecurity agenda: What you need to know

Obama’s new cybersecurity agenda: What you need to know

The president wants to spend $3.1 billion to just to upgrade legacy systems.

9 technologies that could cut demand for lawyers, lower legal fees

9 technologies that could cut demand for lawyers, lower legal fees

Attorneys at the recent LegalTech conference heard about new technologies that automate some of what they do and could reduce the need for large large law firms.

Report: Hackers steal, post details on 9,000 DHS employees

Report: Hackers steal, post details on 9,000 DHS employees

Warning made of plans to post details of 20K FBI workers

Startup mimics security analyst’s decision making, learns from humans

Startup mimics security analyst’s decision making, learns from humans

PatternEx says its Active Contextual Modeling is a form of artificial intelligence.

8 hot technologies the CIA wants

8 hot technologies the CIA wants

Spy agency’s interests range from 3D printing of electronics to reconnaissance drones that hover indefinitely.

Presidential hopeful John Kasich: Work out encryption backdoors in backroom deals

Presidential hopeful John Kasich: Work out encryption backdoors in backroom deals

Presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich thinks granting encryption backdoors is something that ought to be worked out in private by the president.

UpGuard offers a rating score of risk preparedness

UpGuard offers a rating score of risk preparedness

UpGuard analyzes data about the state of corporate networks to devise a single numerical score that gives a quick sense of security risk that could be used by insurance companies to set appropriate premiums for cyber insurance.

Security startup wages continuous war games against networks

Security startup wages continuous war games against networks

Startup SafeBreach automatically assesses corporate networks to find out whether they offer up enough security loopholes for real-world attacks to succeed.

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