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Google researchers help developers test cryptographic implementations

Security experts from Google have developed a test suite that allows developers to find weaknesses in their cryptographic libraries and implementations.

5 most common data privacy misconceptions

Simple and actionable tips on how to keep your information secure and private—and why it is important.

5 cybersecurity trends to watch for 2017

A mix of fresh and familiar threats and problems will concern IT departments in the year ahead.

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Adobe fixes actively exploited critical vulnerability in Flash Player

Adobe Systems released security updates for several products, including one for Flash Player that fixes a critical vulnerability that's already known and exploited by attackers.

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8 ways companies can manage risks brought on by the SaaS Tsunami

Every employee is on a mission to find the next SaaS application that will make their job easier. With nothing more than a credit card and an expense report, anyone within the organization can sign-up for a new application in minutes....

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Common security mistakes in collaboration tools

Collaboration tools have become all the rage, but has your IT department closed all security gaps.

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Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking

Poor implementation of encryption in a popular Android remote management application exposes millions of users to data theft and remote code execution attacks.

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SecureAuth introduces another take on multi-factor authentication

SecureAuth announces Symbol-to-Accept, a mobile multi-factor authentication (MFA) approach that aims to improve security without placing undue burden on users.

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Adobe fixes flaws in Flash Player and Adobe Connect

Adobe Systems released security patches for its widely used Flash Player software as well as its Adobe Connect web conferencing platform that's popular in enterprise environments.

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AI makes security systems more flexible

Advances in machine learning are making security systems easier to train and more flexible in dealing with changing conditions, but not all use cases are benefitting at the same rate.

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Security apps you need on your new Pixel

Privacy and security apps that should be the first apps on Google's new phone to help avoid growing mobile security threats, including identity theft, hacks and breaches.

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How much does a data breach actually cost?

When it comes to measuring the cost of a data breach, size matters. The more records lost, the higher the cost.

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A spam-control issue unique to Australia?

A user of Reddit’s section devoted to systems administration yesterday offered up for inspection an F-bomb-laden phishing email that had eluded his company’s spam filter despite the filter having been set to weed out such cursing.

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Flaw in Intel CPUs could help attackers defeat ASLR exploit defense

A feature in Intel's Haswell CPUs can be abused to reliably defeat an anti-exploitation technology that exists in all major operating systems, researchers have found.

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Will a focus on data protection save the day?

Datacastle's Ron Faith discusses some simple thoughts that can bring security and data protection to the forefront of enterprise planning.

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SoftLayer founder’s new company, StackPath, releases app security product

Lance Crosby sold SoftLayer to IBM, and it didn't take long for his new company, StackPath, to release a real product: application security platform SecureCDN.

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7 ways DevOps benefits security programs

Many organizations are regularly pushing out tens if not hundreds of releases and updates on a daily basis. With help and guidance from the security team, organizations can push secure releases on the first try and save lots of money...

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Security for your collaborative software

There’s a gaping hole in your security infrastructure right now. The front door is open, the side window is ajar, and there’s an open safe with a neon sign saying “steal my data” in flashing lights.

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