Several hardware-encrypted USB memory sticks are now part of a worldwide recall and require security updates because they contain a flaw which could allow hackers to easily gain access to the sensitive information contained on the device.
Stories by Joan Goodchild
While the risk of being hacked, conned or having sensitive information stolen is possible all through the year, most security experts agree that the holiday season brings a spike in fraudulent activity, both online and off.
Banging the drum for security awareness never gets old. As much as CSOs try to get folks to bone up on safe practices (both online and in the office), there are always going to be some who need reminding.
There is a new kid in town in the world of botnets - isn't there always? A heavyweight spamming botnet known as Festi has only been tracked by researchers with Message Labs Intelligence since August, but is already responsible for approximately 5 percent of all global spam (around 2.5 billion spam emails per day), according to Paul Wood, senior analyst with Messagelabs, which keeps tabs on spam and botnet activity.
Chemical giant Dow brings free chemical-spill education and awareness to emergency responders who might otherwise be left untrained.
You've got a few security guards and your CCTV system is up to snuff. You've got your building security covered, right? Think again. While many organizations are taking the steps to ensure their building is secure, many are ignoring basic pieces of the puzzle that is physical security in and around a facility.
Employers are increasingly putting the brakes on employee use of social networking sites on the job, according to a new survey. The research, released Wednesday by ScanSafe, a provider of SaaS Web security, said its data shows more employers are blocking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The results run counter to a story published by CSO in March 2009 that cites research which found most employers do allow access to Web 2.0 in the office.
There are serious security problems in international air cargo transportation and the controls around it, according to a report released this week by the International Transfer Center for Logistics and the Technische Universitat of Berlin.
CSO Publisher Bob Bragdon is a self-proclaimed "gadget head." His collection, which spans from 1987, runs the gamut from primitive digital address book to the latest generations of today's Blackberry and iPhone.
Most people lie, whether they're covering up something sinister or just embarrassed over a mistake. Research conducted a few years ago at the University of Massachusetts found that 60 percent of participants lied at least once during an observed 10-minute conversation.
Social engineering and mind games expert Brian Brushwood has not come by his knowledge in the traditional manner of school or business training. Brushwood is the host of the Internet video series Scam School, a show he describes as dedicated to social engineering in the bar and on the street.
E-commerce fraud costs retailers approximately $4 billion each year, according to the most recent results of an annual survey conducted by Cybersource, a provider of electronic payment and risk management services. Sebbe Jones, manager of fraud and disputes at 2Checkout, is in the business of keeping e-commerce fraud at bay.
<em>According to research recently conducted by security firm Webroot, approximately three in ten social network users have experienced some form of a security attack, such as a virus infection or a phishing scam, on a social network in the last year. As the popularity of these social networks explodes, and more organizations ease restrictions among employees (See: ), they become more attractive for criminals seeking access to private information that can be used for profit. CSO asked two social network security experts for some of the latest scams found on Facebook and Twitter, and how to recognize and avoid them (For more tips to stay safe see: Seven Deadly Sins of Social Networking).</em> <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/482963/Facebook_Twitter_LinkedIn_Security_Pros_Warm_to_Web_._Access"/>
New research released today by Cisco warns criminals are rapidly adapting to a more modern economy and continue to find new ways to exploit people with mobile phones and through social networks and text messages.
According to the human resources association World at Work, 17.2 million Americans worked from home or remotely at least one day per month for their employer last year (See also: <a href="%20http://www.csoonline.com/article/486280/_Telecommuting_Security_Mistakes_">4 Telecommuting Security Mistakes</a>). And the 2007 book 'Microtrends' estimates that 4.2 million Americans work full-time from home.