Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does.
After only a few days, the Internet is still buzzing with news surrounding CVE-2014-0160, better known as the Heartbleed vulnerability. CSO has compiled the following information in order to help administrators and security teams understand the issue, determine their risks, and if needed, fix the problem.
A mobile application designed to make it easier for RSA Conference 2014 attendees to navigate the event and interact with their peers exposes personal information, according to researchers from security firm IOActive.
Rooting your Android phone and flashing it with a new ROM -- a different version of the OS -- is usually accompanied by dire warnings from the manufacturer and occasionally even the supplier of the ROM image that it can make your phone less secure. Nov'IT, exhibiting at Mobile World Congress this week, says that its ROM will help keep your data and communications safe from prying eyes.
Politicians and law enforcement officials in California will introduce a bill on Friday that requires all smartphones and tablet PCs sold in the state be equipped with a digital "kill-switch" that would make the devices useless if stolen.
In 2006, Mitchell Frost, then a 19-year-old college student at the University of Akron, used the school's computer network to control the botnets he had created. Authorities say between August 2006 and March 2007, Frost launched a series of denial of service (DDOS) attacks against several conservative web sites, including Billoreilly.com, Anncoulter.com and Rudy Giuliani's campaign site, Joinrudy2008.com. He is accused of taking down the O'Reilly site five times, as well as disrupting the University of Akron's network during a DDOS attack Frost allegedly launched on a gaming server hosted by the university.
Explosive revelations in the past six months about the U.S. government's massive cyber-spying activities have spooked individuals, rankled politicians and enraged privacy watchdogs, but top IT executives aren't panicking -- yet.
It’s the curse of the connected car – once it’s linked to the Internet, it’s, well, on the Internet. In the case of the Tesla Model S, this means that malicious hackers could, in theory, control some functions of the vehicle and even track it without the owner’s knowledge.
Announcing a new milestone on Monday, Google says that they've paid out nearly $2M in bounties to security researchers who have disclosed bugs in Chromium. To celebrate, the search giant is boosting their reward scheme, offering even more money for the discovery of future bugs.
Tablets and smartphones, which employees are bringing into work in “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) style, are leading IT managers to ask security questions, starting with whether they should sort out corporate mobile apps and data from personal ones. It’s all encouraged a spate of security start-ups to come up with their own answers, and highlighted here are a few that have recently hung out a shingle for mobile security. But it’s not just mobile spurring the creation of young security firms out to change the world.
A large coalition of civil rights and privacy groups and potentially thousands of websites will stage protests on the Fourth of July to protest surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency.
Software defined networking (SDN) offers significant opportunities and challenges for enterprise IT professionals. SDN has the potential to make networks more flexible, reduce the time to provision the network, improve quality of service, reduce operational costs and make networks more secure.