60 days of hacker assaults, GSA will stop recruiting cloud security testers until the fall and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. 60 Days of Hacker Assaults – The first 60 days of 2013 have been marked by some serious security breaches. Twitter, Apple and Facebook all were targeted, along with the State Department, Federal Reserve and US Department of Energy. One firm, Mandiant, “released a […]

Classifying Today’s “Big Data Innovators”

Editor’s note: The piece below by  Daniel Abadi first appeared on the Hadapt blog and is republished with permission here. The framework presented provides insight into the very dynamic market around “Big Data Innovators” and should be of use for classifying many other firms in this interesting space. -bg Recently InformationWeek published a piece, authored by Doug Henschen, that […]

Mobile Browsers are Failing Security Tests, Cloud Computing is Shaping Security Trends and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Blame Screen Size: Mobile Browsers Flunk Security Tests – Georgia Tech researchers have found that 90% of mobile browsers have failed safety checks. They failed to display security “indicators.” (Such as identifying a secure site or the use of SSL). Via InformationWeek, more here. Gartner: […]

NIST Publishes IT Supply Chain Risk Guidance, FBI Explores Wisconsin Payroll Hack and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. NIST publishes IT supply chain risk guidance – Supply Chain Risk management will be a growing concern as we continue to source almost all of our silicon and technology from foreign countries. The NIST document “calls for procurement organizations to establish a coordinated team approach to assess the […]

Webinar to Examine Telework Security Practices

on 26 Sep 2012 at 1pm ET InformationWeek will be holding a webinar which will include an examination of several security concerns and mitigation steps regarding federal government telework. The following is from the InformationWeek write-up: Strengthening Security Protocols for Teleworking Employees An InformationWeek Government Webcast The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reports federal […]

Android and BB safer for SMS, Samsung and Apple Patent Sanction in Korea and more

Here are today’s top technology stories. AdaptiveMobile has recently tested the iPhone and found a serious SMS flaw – as more reports of mobile exploits are released, it seems that SMS to be a serious flaw across the board. Both Android and iOS have been hit hard by SMS weaknesses. Via InformationWeek, more here. Bitcoin inhabits […]