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Frequency and intensity of successful malicious exploits of online data call for a pooling of information between impacted parties

When hackers obtain otherwise legitimate credentials to online sites and the data repositories they contain, the likelihood of success for their efforts to depart with data they do not own is much greater — perhaps unstoppable. Therefore it makes sense Read more ›

No Technology Solutions on the Near Term Horizon for a Better Defense Against Online Hacking

ISVs with popular online computing offers (notably Apple, Google, and Microsoft) have each adopted and endorsed an “App” model. This writer has a lot of conceptual familiarity with Microsoft’s version of this approach. Microsoft has positioned its Office 2013 App Read more ›

Secure, Cloud SaaS Offers Require Closely Managed Two Step Verification Controls

As both the number and intensity of successful attempts to subvert popular cloud, SaaS offers increases, some prominent industry experts are calling for mandatory two-step verification procedures. But, if past history provides us with any reliable metrics on the usefulness Read more ›

With Highly Publicized Online Security Concerns Subdued, Microsoft is Poised to Move Forward

The Mashable blog has published a few articles on the online security flaws plaguing Microsoft’s Windows XP O/S. In Internet Explorer Gets Its Security Patch, and So Does Windows XP, Lance Ulanoff announced Microsoft’s intention to issue patches on Thursday, Read more ›

Should Online Security Procedures Run Independent of Users?

Recent disclosure of additional details about the highly publicized compromise of Target’s customer data repositories support an argument for less manual effort to operate methods of securing confidential, user specific data, across online communications. Is this argument plausible? and, if Read more ›

The Market for Cloud, SaaS Security Solutions Heats Up in the Aftermath of SnapChat and Skype Hacks

On Thursday, January 2, 2014, FireEye announced its acquisition of Mandiant. According to an article authored by Danny Yadron and published on the Wall Street Journal website titled CyberSecurity Deal: FireEye Buying Mandiant for about $1 Billion, the acquirer in Read more ›