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  • Time to take a stand against state-sponsored cyber attacks

    By Joel Griffin - Friday May 10, 2013
    Earlier this week, the Pentagon issued a report accusing the Chinese government and military of conducting cyber attacks against the U.S. in an effort to gather intelligence on diplomatic, economic and defense programs. This follows a report released...
  • Keeping up with hackers

    By Joel Griffin - Friday April 5, 2013
    In February, President Barack Obama issued a cybersecurity executive order that directs U.S. intelligence agencies to share information on potential cyber threats with private businesses that are considered part of the nation’s critical...
  • Much ado about drones

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday March 28, 2013
    Ever since Congress approved the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which called for the agency to open up domestic airspace for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), there has been an outcry from privacy advocates, as well as federal and state...
  • Filling the gaps in security information management

    By Joel Griffin - Friday March 8, 2013
    There has been a debate within the industry for some time now over what exactly constitutes a true security information management solution. Everyday, security personnel at organizations both big and small are bombarded with data from the security devices...
  • The economics of security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday February 15, 2013
    Over the last five years, the American economy has been on a roller coaster ride – from the bust in the housing market that has slowly started to recover to the stalemate over the debt ceiling and Congress driving the country right to the edge of the...
  • Taking the complexity out of IT security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday January 25, 2013
    Wisegate, a membership body for IT professionals, recently polled a group of its CSO members to see what they thought the top threats facing businesses would be in 2013. Among the most prominent vulnerabilities were ones that IT security managers have...
  • Obama whiffs on school security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday January 18, 2013
    Following through on his word to act swiftly in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama released a plan this week he believes will help reduce gun violence across the country. The president’s...
  • Applications expand for biometrics

    By Joel Griffin - Friday January 11, 2013
    Perhaps one of the most maligned security products among end-users through the years has been biometrics. Whether it was a reader that used a person’s iris, fingerprint or some other type of biological identifier, people have complained that the...
  • Weighing the value of IT threat intelligence reports

    By Joel Griffin - Friday December 28, 2012
    Used by CSOs and CISOs to examine the threat landscape as it pertains to cybersecurity, threat intelligence reports can be a valuable tool when it comes to determining where resources are needed the most. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by...
  • Reigning in carbon monoxide hysteria

    By Joel Griffin - Friday December 7, 2012
    Earlier this week, a faulty boiler at an Atlanta elementary school sent more than 30 students and 10 adults to the hospital suffering from symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The incident has sparked calls for the mandatory installation of CO...