Tim Greene

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


Breaches are a personal nightmare for corporate security pros

Breaches are a personal nightmare for corporate security pros

Beyond the compromise of valuable information, loss of revenues and damage to brand reputation, data breaches can pose a threat to the careers of security professionals involved: witness the sudden departures of both the CEO and the...

Startup finds malware intrusions by keeping an eye on processor radio frequencies

PFP Cybersecurity, a startup with roots in academia and the military, seeks out malware by analyzing the performance of hardware - not software and not the behavior of devices on the network.

Warning to white-hat hackers: Obama proposal a threat to what you do

Warning to white-hat hackers: Obama proposal a threat to what you do

President Obama’s proposal to update the computer fraud and abuse act could put white-hat hackers at risk of prosecution as members of organized crime, the SchmooCon hacking conference was told.

Microsoft cloud services provide construction firm with cost-savings, increased productivity

Chicago-based firm Walsh Group Construction is finding that buying into Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite has helped streamline its BYOD program and that relying on the cloud service required a leap of faith for security.

ISIS apparently hacks U.S. Central Command Twitter account

The U.S. Central Command Twitter account was hacked or at least defaced today apparently by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), posting tweets that threaten families of U.S. soldiers and claiming to have hacked into military PCs.

Advanced notice of Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes is no longer free

Advanced notice of Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes is no longer free

From now on if you want to see what patches Microsoft is going to issue on Patch Tuesday you’ll have to pay for it.

Worst security breaches of the year 2014: Sony tops the list

Worst security breaches of the year 2014: Sony tops the list

The breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment is clearly the biggest data breach of 2014, but theft of credit card numbers from retailers dominated the biggest cyber thefts.

U.S. on Sony breach: North Korea did it

U.S. officials now believe North Korea is behind the attack that took down Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer network and posted contents on the Internet, but the government hasn’t decided whether to formally accuse the country...

Microsoft’s $84 million man: What’s Nadella done to earn it?

Microsoft’s $84 million man: What’s Nadella done to earn it?

Satya Nadella has made some bold moves since taking over as Microsoft CEO Feb. 4 that have set in motion what could prove to be significant changes for the company and its customers. Here’s a look at some of them.

Cisco buying Neohapsis to boost security services

Cisco said Wednesday it is planning to buy Neohapsis, a security consulting firm that evaluates corporate security, risk and compliance, as part of its push into security as a service.

Mobile device makers unleash FIDO

Mobile device makers unleash FIDO

Vendors are lining up to implement the Fast Identity Online authentication spec in mobile devices.

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