Ellen Messmer

Senior Editor, Network World

Ellen Messmer is a senior editor at Network World. She covers news and technology trends related to information security.

Microsoft’s strategy on identity management aimed squarely at cloud-based services

Microsoft’s strategy for providing customers with identity management options is increasingly reliant on cloud-based methods of authentication and access control for provisioning of Windows-based mobile devices as well as Apple iOS...

IBM opening two state-of-the-art disaster recovery/resiliency centers

IBM is about to cut the ribbon officially opening two new state-of-the-art data centers intended to provide disaster recovery and resiliency services, one in the Raleigh, N.C., area and other in Mumbai, India.

Testing service rolls out vast federated identity management system using Oracle

The Educational Testing Service, a non-profit organization that provides academic assessment tests, says it has gained efficiencies by centralizing its identity and access management (IAM) for on-premises, cloud and hosted...

Does your business need a “Data Protection Officer?”

Anticipated new EU regulation may mean you do, notes consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers.

‘Unusual uptick’ in attacks on media, publishing, Cisco says

‘Dynamic DNS’ also becoming exploited by cyber-criminals for botnet operations.

Malwarebytes questions poor showing in anti-malware protection-evaluation lab testing

Pedro Bustamante, director of Special Projects at Malwarebytes, said, “Our score in this test is clearly skewed by the fact that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free is the only product being tested without real-time protection. It is...

Ping Identity rolls mobile one-swipe authentication; takes aim at RSA tokens

PingID for Apple iOS or Google Android mobile devices is an app that works to generate one-time passwords on a smartphone

Juniper boosts DDoS Secure appliance to mitigate UDP-based amplification attacks

DDoS mitigation filters can be applied closer to attack’s source.

U.S. malware share rising, Amazon service No.1 in hosting it

Solutionary’s Top 10 list also includes Google and Akamai.

Bugcrowd adds ‘flex’ pricing model to bug-bounty programs

Idea is to get security researchers to vie to find unknown vulnerabilities in software.

Gartner to IT security pros: Get ready for ‘digital business’

Gartner analyst explains why ‘car crash’ would be handled as a ‘digital business’.

Gartner: Best practices for Amazon AWS security

Amazon’s cloud service still needs security improvements says Gartner analyst.

Gartner: IT leaders need to find their inner ferocious pack animal

Gartner analyst Tina Nunno’s book, “The Wolf in CIO’s Clothing” explains how to survive your company’s IT power politics.

Former NSA director defends data collection, cloud security

Gen. Keith Alexander addresses Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2014.

Will perimeter firewalls give way to ‘RASP’?

Gartner analysts debate value of perimeter firewalls vs. “Runtime Application Self-Protection”.

Gartner: Top trends in IT security technology

Gartner predicts rise of “digital risk officer” to protect the “digital business”

Florida college applies corporate-style security to 'BYOD' campus network

Broward College’s CISO Matt Santill argues colleges benefit from tighter network security.

Cisco mum on future of ThreatGrid’s partnership arrangements

Cisco mum on future of ThreatGrid’s partnership arrangements

Cisco is clear on integration of ThreatGRID into Cisco’s AMP and Cisco security products.

“H4CKERS WANTED” report: NSA not having trouble filling cybersecurity jobs

RAND report says in overall job market, hardest to hire are managers and geeky hackers who can find APTs.

Waratek tackles Java application security

Waratek Java Application Security monitors, detects and blocks risky application behaviors.

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