Tim Greene

Executive Editor

Tim Greene is executive editor of Network World.

Anthem to data breach victims: Maybe the damages are your own darned fault

Anthem to data breach victims: Maybe the damages are your own darned fault

Insurance giant Anthem scares off possible data breach victims by asking to examine their personal computers for evidence that their own shoddy security was the problem.

Startup founded by FireEye alum goes after FireEye

Startup founded by FireEye alum goes after FireEye

SlashNext, a startup formed by a former FireEye engineer, uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect and prevent threats from causing harm.

McAfee on its own as independent security vendor

McAfee on its own as independent security vendor

McAfee has officially spun out from Intel, dumping the name Intel Security and under new majority ownership that has deep pockets to help the company more aggressively acquire technology via mergers and acquisitions to supplement its...

BeyondTrust: privilege, vulnerability management available through Azure

BeyondTrust: privilege, vulnerability management available through Azure

Users of Azure cloud services have a new option for stopping the misuse of privileges as well as managing vulnerabilities through an alliance with Beyond Trust.

Malware infection rate of smartphones is soaring – Android devices often the target

Malware infection rate of smartphones is soaring – Android devices often the target

Smartphones are by far the most popular target of mobile malware, and the infection rate is soaring, according to new research by Nokia.

Ask.com serves as a conduit for malware - again

Ask.com serves as a conduit for malware - again

Businesses that allow the Ask.com toolbar in their environments might want to rethink that after endpoints equipped with the browser add-on were compromised last November and then again the very next month using pretty much the same...

Pwnie Express eases security remediation with a risk-assessment tool

Pwnie Express eases security remediation with a risk-assessment tool

Pwnie Express is adding a tool called Device Risk Scorecard to its Pulse Serivce that ranks the risks its security service finds on customer networks and makes it easier to remediate them.

Thieves steal Petya ransomware then use it for free

Thieves steal Petya ransomware then use it for free

Crooks are stealing code from the purveyors of Petya ransomware and using it to extort money from innocent victims, stiffing the creators of the malware out of the cut they are supposed to get.

The CIA should help vendors patch the flaws it was exploiting

The CIA should help vendors patch the flaws it was exploiting

The CIA should help fix the flaws it has been exploiting because they have been made public by Wikileaks, and it is in the public interest to stop others from using them for criminal purposes.

Darktrace finds more attacks, cuts response time, saves money for Blackhawk Network

Darktrace finds more attacks, cuts response time, saves money for Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network gets better visibility into threats with Darktrace Enterprise Immune System, more productivity out of its security analysts and saves money by getting rid of multiple other security platforms.

Palo Alto Networks pays $105M for LightCyber to better detect network attacks

Palo Alto Networks pays $105M for LightCyber to better detect network attacks

Palo Alto Networks has bought LightCyber for its behavioral analytics platform that can speed the time to detect intrusions that have already breached networks and are moving around looking for ways to carry out exploits.

Replace SHA-1. It’s not that hard.

Replace SHA-1. It’s not that hard.

Now that SHA-1 has been broken it’s time for enterprises that have ignored its potential weakness for years to finally act, and it’s not that hard.

Cisco touts next-gen firewall gear for midsize installations

Cisco touts next-gen firewall gear for midsize installations

Cisco is coming out with four next generation firewall boxes aimed at giving smaller organizations protection that is better sized to their needs and engineered to minimize performance hits as additional security services are turned...

IBM’s Watson teams up with its SIEM platform for smarter, faster event detection

IBM’s Watson teams up with its SIEM platform for smarter, faster event detection

IBM’s Watson supercomputer can now consult with the company’s security information and event management (SIEM) platform to deliver well researched responses to security events and do so much faster than a person.

Zingbox launches IoT protection for business

Zingbox launches IoT protection for business

Zingbox, a cloud-based, internet-of-things security startup, is coming out with its first product that can tell good IoT behavior from bad and sends alerts when it finds activity outside the norm.

RSA Conference: Carbon Black to introduce Streaming Prevention

RSA Conference: Carbon Black to introduce Streaming Prevention

Carbon Black is introducing at RSA Conference 2017 next week a new way for its gear to detect attacks that don’t make their way into networks via viruses or malicious files that other endpoint security software can detect.

Trump may ask businesses to boost cybersecurity

Trump may ask businesses to boost cybersecurity

President Donald Trump may be seeking more cooperation from private businesses to shore up the defense of critical infrastructure that they control.

Trump fence-sitting on encryption backdoors can’t last

Trump fence-sitting on encryption backdoors can’t last

Politicians have to address encryption backdoors honestly if they hope to preserve strong encryption.

Cisco scrambling to fix a remote-code-execution problem in WebEx

Cisco’s Webex Browser Extension contain a critical bug that can open up customers’ entire computers to remote code execution attacks if the browsers visit websites containing specially crafted malicious code.

IBM Security to buy risk-visualization firm Agile 3 Solutions

IBM Security plans to buy San Francisco-based Agile 3 Solutions, which makes software for visualizing data risk for analysis by senior executives.

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