Tim Greene

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


Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach protection, experts say

Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach protection, experts say

Corporate security executives need to meet with their legal teams to find out if the way they protect customer data will keep them out of trouble with the Federal Trade Commission if it should be compromised in a data breach.

Legal teams keep bending old laws to fit cybercrimes

Legal teams keep bending old laws to fit cybercrimes

Cybercrime laws lag behind the crimes themselves, leaving lawyers faced with creative use of criminal laws that were written before the Internet even existed.

Why corporate security pros should care about the Ashley Madison breach

Why corporate security pros should care about the Ashley Madison breach

Fallout from the Ashley Madison breach could lead to a wave of spear phishing.

Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for critical Internet Explorer flaw

A dangerous flaw in Internet Explorer has prompted Microsoft to issue a patch outside its regularly scheduled monthly security updates in order to head off a known exploit of the vulnerability.

Cisco: Flash exploits are soaring

Cisco: Flash exploits are soaring

Cisco is reporting that successful exploits of Flash vulnerabilities are soaring, possibly because they are rapidly being incorporated in kits that take advantage of the flaws.

10 more security startups to watch

10 more security startups to watch

Based on the continued interest in security startups from venture capital investors, these companies will continue to proliferate. Here are 10 worth watching.

Bastille promises to find malicious wireless devices in corporate networks

Startup Bastille can flag suspicious radio traffic within enterprises to give security pros a means for keeping an eye on wireless Internet of Things devices that would otherwise elude detection.

Oracle CSO to customers: we don’t need your (false positive) bug reports

Oracle’s CSO thinks customers who reverse-engineer its code in attempts to find bugs should cut it out because they’re not finding much worth acting on and, more importantly, they’re violating their licensing agreements.

IBM finds another Android phone bug

IBM security researchers have found a way to exploit an Android flaw that puts more than 55% of Android phones at risk of being taken over by persistent attackers.

Black Hat 2015: Spectacular floor distractions

Black Hat 2015: Spectacular floor distractions

As if hacked cars and massive Android vulnerabilities weren’t enough to keep the attention of security experts attending Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas, the vendors at this increasingly vendor-driven show were wheeling out shiny...

Black Hat 2015: DHS deputy says ‘just trust us’

The deputy head of the Department of Homeland Security implored a group of skeptical security pros at Black Hat 2015 to supply information about security incidents and to trust the government to keep it safe.

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