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Easier encryption, certificate management

Two security vendors have added to the capabilities of their offerings, one by expanding the ability of organizations to encrypt...

April 15th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Organizations scrambling to update servers for payment card systems

At some point this month the group that sets standards organizations have to follow to use credit and debit cards...

April 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Service to offer free TLS certificates

If they haven't already done it, organizations are increasingly turning to encryption to protect sensitive data. But they also need...

March 20th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Another SSL vulnerability discovered

The Heartbleed vulnerability revealed that there can be problems in the OpenSSL/TLS encryption the world takes for granted in securing...

March 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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SIM maker Gemalto says it was ‘probably’ hacked by NSA, GCHQ

It’s likely that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) carried out the cyber-attack...

February 25th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Lack of encryption, phishing suspected as flaws in U.S. data breach

By now many readers know that one of the biggest private health care providers in the U.S. was the victim...

February 9th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Intel buys Canadian firm to handle ‘password fatigue’

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has snapped up a Montreal-based company that offers a service almost anyone can use – the...

December 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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You’re going the wrong way about data encryption if you’re not doing this

For the protection of sensitive data, tokenization is every bit as important as data encryption. We are all very familiar...

October 10th, 2014 Michael Ball

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Vendors team to offer key management solution for cloud data security

The increased use of cloud-based solutions is a boon and bane for CIOs. It's a boon because it helps control...

July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon