Online Ad Industry Threatened by Security Issues

http://www.databreachtoday.com/online-ad-industry-threatened-by-security-issues-a-9488 Most people use ad blockers because they're irritated with some of the intrusive ways ads are presented. But there are also compelling security arguments behind ad blockers. By blocking ads, consumers are better insulated against security risks from malvertisements. The social media site Reddit, which can be a rich traffic source for publishers, warns
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Everything old is new again

http://www.databreachtoday.com/whitepapers/seven-reasons-micro-segmentation-powerful-to-have-painless-to-add-w-2704 What's the saying "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it over again"? Weren't we doing this with routers and ... well if not firewalls as such then certainly filtering rules in the routers, way back in the 1980s? I recall attending a luncheon put on by Dell about "Software Defined networking". Basically
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Everybody wants in on ‘Cybersecurity”

Embed from Getty Images Intel Sets McAfee Free ... http://www.databreachtoday.com/blogs/intel-sets-mcafee-free-p-2244? ... becoming what Intel bills as one of the world's biggest "pure-play cybersecurity companies." When I graduated the hot topic was then chemistry, mostly organic but anything to do with chemistry was IN. Engineering was considered ho-hum, aviation was in the doldrums especially in Europe,
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Nobody wants to pay for security, including security companies

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nobody-wants-pay-security-including-companies-beno%C3%AEt-h-dicaire In theory, consumers and businesses could punish Symantec for these oversights by contracting with other security vendors. In practice, there’s no guarantee that products from other vendors are well-secured, either — and there is no clearway to determine how secure a given security product actually is. Too many firms take an "appliance" or "product" (aka
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Brexit: What’s Next for Privacy, Policing, Surveillance?

http://www.databreachtoday.com/brexit-whats-next-for-privacy-policing-surveillance-a-9225 Now we're getting over the "how could that do THAT!" shock stage and starting to think what the operational, rather than just the financial, implications are. Related articles across the web How will Brexit affect the tech industry? The depressing reality of the world economy in one chart A tragic split Wall Street drops
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Cyber risk in the business

https://normanmarks.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/cyber-risk-and-the-boardroom/ The take-away that is relevant : Cyber risk should not be managed separately from enterprise or business risk. Cyber may be only one of several sources of risk to a new initiative, and the total risk to that initiative needs to be understood. Cyber-related risk should be assessed and evaluated based on its effect
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We’re mobile addicts but we just don’t want new smartphones

http://www.zdnet.com/article/research-were-mobile-addicts-but-we-just-dont-want-new-smartphones/ For whatever value of “Mobile” is applicable in context, yes. A lot of what I see is students in the library with their laptops or large tablets_keyboards with paper and books beside. Perhaps if students had the multi-screen displays like the one in the movie “Swordfish” AND there were more books on-line at low … Continue reading We’re mobile addicts but we just don’t want new smartphones
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