Tim Greene

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


Dtex software fights insider threats

Dtex started up in Australia and grew gradually into markets in Asia and Europe, and is announcing a move to San Jose, Calif., where it this week got an infusion of $15 million in venture capital to expand its U.S. presence....

Gartner: Sony breach is a new breed of attack that needs new responses

The big lessons from the Sony breach are that businesses need better planning and to shift security investment away from trying to protect the network from attacks and toward quickly detecting and dealing with breaches, Gartner says.

Has Equation Group hacked your hard drives? You won’t be able to tell.

The Equation Group’s ability to reprogram hard-drive firmware leaves corporate security pros unable to trust the devices because they can’t tell whether disks have been compromised or not.

President’s cyber security summit: Share attack info but protect privacy, civil liberties

Participants in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Friday called for government/private sector information sharing, updated regulations, and improving the trust citizens have in the government’s respect...

How a bug almost ate all of your Facebook photos

A researcher found out how to delete anyone’s Facebook pictures but rather than do it, reported the flaw to the company, which patched it and gave him a reward.

Gartner: Makers of things for Internet of Things undervalue security

Gartner: Makers of things for Internet of Things undervalue security

Gartner says that vendors making devices for the Internet of Things put user friendliness and time to market ahead of security.

Feds to private businesses: Cough up your cyber intelligence

Feds to private businesses: Cough up your cyber intelligence

Corporations will be asked to contribute cyber intelligence to a new federal agency tasked with analyzing threat data culled from as many public and private sources as possible in order to more quickly spot attacks and attribute them...

Anthem hack: Personal data stolen sells for 10X price of stolen credit card numbers

Crooks will use the information to steal identities, not just run up credit card bills.

LightCyber rolls out new features for endpoint malware detection platform

LightCyber, another security startup with the roots in the Israeli military, has opened its doors in the U.S. to make its mark in the crowded field of endpoint detection and remediation.

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.

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