Microsoft Releases Preview of Interflow Info Exchange Platform

Microsoft launched a preview of a new security and threat information exchange platform to allow security professionals to share information about ongoing threats. Called Interflow, Microsoft’s threat sharing platform will let customers exchange information such as suspected malicious URLs and IP addresses, analysis of malware, and attack signatures, Microsoft said Monday. Having access to the…

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NATO Should Stand Down From Apocalyptic Cyber Fears

Tallinn 2007 was indeed a wake up call for NATO.  The massive amounts of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against websites, communications, and even Estonian Parliament members’ fax machines, arising from Russian intimidation caused a lot of soul searching and ignited efforts to formulate cyber policies in many nations. But the threat of cyber attack…

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Managing Third-Party Relationships

Third-parties are an expansion of the corporate network. They’re a necessity providing a range of services which are better off outsourced than to try and do in-house. Often-times third-parties are less expensive and more efficient which has become attractive to business leaders to maintain or gain a competitive advantage. The expansion of the corporate footprint not…

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CloudFlare Acquires CryptoSeal

ClouldFlare, the CDN like DDoS defense and security service, announced the acquisition of CryptoSeal, a personal VPN service, this morning. Ryan Lackey, CryptoSeal’s founder told securitycurrent that his class of 2011 Y Combinator backed venture had already been leveraging CloudFlare’s infrastructure. A quick conversation with CloudFlare’s CEO, Mathew Prince, revealed that this acquisition is as…

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IT Certifications Directly Impact Base Salary

Despite concerns about the economy, organizations are still investing in technology and in their employees, according to a recent IT skills and salary survey. IT professionals can control their worth and value to the organization. More than two-thirds of IT professionals said skills and certification-oriented training positively impacted base salaries, according to a recent skills…

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Wearables in the Workplace, Get the Policy Right Today

Do your workplace policies cover wearable devices? Many commercial and Government facilities ban cameras and cellular phones with cameras, but having such policies and not enforcing them can hurt you in the wake of a successful attack. If you routinely ignore a security policy and someone violates it, then you may be left holding the bag — I’ve…

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