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LTE: The need for speed opens up security potholes

Mobile operators' deployment of high-speed 4G LTE networks has opened the door to security threats because of vulnerabilities inherent in the all IP architecture, warns Stephane Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research

Insider threats top of mind for firms in Snowden era

The massive data theft and release of National Security Agency documents by NSA contractor Edward Snowden has left many companies fearful of malicious insiders.

3 questions to ask before allowing BYOD

There are three important questions that small and medium-sized businesses should ask before allowing BYOD devices into the workplace, advises Matthew Held, CEO and co-founder of Manawa Networks.

Only half of enterprises have a mobile strategy, security the biggest challenge, says report

Fifty-one percent of organizations have an enterprisewide mobility strategy in place with clearly defined initiatives, while 49 percent do not, finds an Illuminas  survey, commissioned by Cisco. The survey polled 400 mid-market and enterprise-IT decision makers.

Target data breach fallout continues, as banks sue card security auditor Trustwave

Target is continuing to feel the effects of the massive data breach that exposed credit and debit card accounts of 40 million customers and personal information on another 70 million customers during the height of the holiday shopping season.

BYOD security depends on data risks, employee behaviors

The best way to implement a secure BYOD program is to focus on data risks and employee behaviors not on the technology, says a panel of IT and legal experts.

Cybercriminals have upper hand in IT security race

In this Editor's Corner, I'd like to take a deep dive into a cybercrime report prepared by the nonprofit think tank RAND, best known for its national security research.

NSA explains policy on 'zero-day' exploits found in commercial software, hardware

The question now is whether exploiting vulnerabilities in order to achieve its mission is fair game or not? And, does the government have any role in commercial quality control?

Beefing up security, privacy top priority for CIOs this year

Beefing up security and privacy for an enterprise's systems and data is a top priority of chief information officers and IT pros, second only to enhancing and protecting business value, according to a survey of more than 1,100 chief information officers and IT pros surveyed by consulting firm Protiviti.

Infographic: Security risks lurk in social media

The use of social media has exploded over the last few years. Facebook alone has more than 1.2 billion users. Social media is increasingly being used as an enterprise communication and marketing...