Tim Greene

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

Euro agencies on encryption backdoors: Create 'decryption without weakening'

Google alums rollout Simility fraud-detection platform

Google alums rollout Simility fraud-detection platform

A team from Google’s fraud-detection group has started up its own software as a service venture for spotting transaction fraud quickly based on rule sets but that also learns as it goes to improve its hit rate.

Boston BSides needs more space to grow

Boston BSides needs more space to grow

The Boston BSides conference is bursting at its seams and may have to find a new place to carry out its mission of providing inexpensive IT security training, educational sessions and informal networking where peers can share...

There’s finally reason to hope in the war against ransomware

There’s finally reason to hope in the war against ransomware

Now when ransomware tries to take over your computer, there’s something you can do besides pay up: stop it, buy more time to deal with it or mitigate the damage it might do, Security BSides Boston conference was told.

John Deere is plowing IoT into its farm equipment

John Deere is plowing IoT into its farm equipment

John Deere is taking the Internet of Things out into the field by developing new technologies and embracing existing ones to boost the efficiency of prepping, planting, feeding and harvesting with the goal of improving per-acre crop...

Old SAP vulnerability scares Homeland Security

Old SAP vulnerability scares Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert about a six-year-old SAP vulnerability that’s still being exploited enough that DHS deems it worthy of special note.

Interop: Ransomware should haunt you all the time

Interop: Ransomware should haunt you all the time

When the ransomware demands come in it’s really too late to come up with a good response plan, so do that as soon as you can, an Interop audience was told.

Cyber insurance can be your worst nightmare, best friend

Cyber insurance can be your worst nightmare, best friend

Cyber insurance can pay out millions to cover the cost of data breach liability, but buying the policies can be a nightmare for info security pros, and premiums for similar coverage can vary wildly.

Interop: 12 killer (and free) tools for network engineers

Interop: 12 killer (and free) tools for network engineers

Visibility is key to troubleshooting network woes, but getting such access can be expensive. To help out, a veteran networking pro shared with attendees of the big Interop conference in Las Vegas his list of a dozen mostly free...

Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Terrorists are developing and distributing encryption tools that protect privacy of their communications, and other apps that include a news-feed compiler and DDoS attack software, according to a Trend Micro report.

Hot products at Interop 2016

Hot products at Interop 2016

The 30th version running this week in Las Vegas features a trade show with more than 160 vendors displaying their wares and where its interoperability mission ventures far outside the show’s signature InteropNet Demo Lab. This year it...

Interop at 30: New technology, new missions

Interop at 30: New technology, new missions

The Interop conference convening this week will be a far cry from the gathering of a small group of technology pioneers who sought interoperability among Internet devices 30 years ago.

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