Paul F. Roberts

Paul Roberts is an experienced technology reporter and editor who writes about hacking, cyber threats and information technology security. When he's not writing for InfoWorld, Paul edits The Security Ledger, a blog focused on securing the Internet of things.

IoT is the password killer we've been waiting for

Add GitHub dorking to list of security concerns

The Uber-GitHub dispute highlights a common open source risk, but Uber is hardly alone in accidentally uploading sensitive data to GitHub, the world's most popular code hosting site. Security experts say that GitHub's repositories...

Why 'designed for security' is a dubious designation

Recent events suggest that pushing enhanced privacy- and security wares brings risks with few rewards

The state of open source security

The state of open source security

Recent high-profile vulnerabilities have put the lie to the 'many eyes' theory -- but also driven real progress in securing the open source ecosystem

Survey finds faith in Internet trust system fading fast

IT professionals are more reliant on public key encryption than ever before. They’re also more doubtful than ever before that the technology will keep their critical data and assets safe, according to a Ponemon survey of more than...

Cyber insurance: Only fools rush in

Mega breaches at Fortune 100 firms have put the spotlight on the need of enterprises to manage cyber risk like never before. But experts say that the market for cyber insurance is still young and, when it comes to insuring against...

Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

Despite warnings, most states slow to confront corporate ID theft

How easy is it to steal the identity of a business? Just ask Roger Lee Shoss and Nicolette Loisel, two Houston-based attorneys who turned hijacking the identities of publicly traded companies into a cottage industry.

Leaky web sites provide trail of clues about corporate executives

You can read about Zappos' CEO Tony Hsieh on the company's Web site-- about how he sold his first company, LinkExchange to Microsoft in 1999, at the age of 24, and joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, eventually rising to...

Enterprises are not taking DNS seriously

With the ever increasing use of web services and internet related technologies, enterprises of all sizes are not investing enough in their DNS infrastructure. DNS (Domain Name System) is the key technology in modern IT...

Vonage files to vacate patent ruling

Internet based phone company Vonage says a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has given it new life in a crippling lawsuit with telecommunications giant Verizon.

Researchers: Worms not heading underground

During the past two years, security experts and software vendors have downplayed the threat of so-called worm viruses, but new evidence suggests that the attacks are still as dangerous, if not more so, than ever.

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