Apple Agrees to Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit Brought by Intertrust Technologies Corp

Apple Inc  and Intertrust Technologies Corp, a provider of  trusted computing technologies, have agreed to settle a year-old patent infringement case, according to court records. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Sony Corp and Philips have a 49 percent stake in Silicon valley-based Intertrust.  Intertrust filed a lawsuit against Apple in March 2013 saying…

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Firewall Policy Management Evolves to Security Policy Orchestration

This series of articles and the accompanying videos are part of an ongoing project to illuminate the people, products, and vendors that make up the IT security industry. The vendors paid for the video production. As networks have grown and network security device deployments have skyrocketed, it has become much more difficult to manage the…

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Cyber Policy Experts to Follow on Twitter

The emerging field of cyber policy is attracting government, academic, and technology experts. Here is a list of cyber policy experts from around the world who are well worth following on Twitter. You can follow them individually or read their posts on this Twitter list we have created. Please tweet suggested additions to the list…

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Breach Detection Report From NSS Labs Defines Winners/Losers

NSS Labs has issued the first test results of Breach Detection Systems (BDS). Breach Detection, sometimes called Advanced Malware Defense, is usually a gateway device that inspects downloaded executables by detonating them in virtualized environments and inspecting them for behavior that indicates the presence of malware. Command and Control communications is a key indicator that…

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Why Is Congress So Hot on Information Sharing?

A perplexing question for those in IT security is why are so many in government pushing for “information sharing” as their solution to the cyber crisis? The crisis is apparent and shows up as the preamble to every proposed bill and National Cybersecurity Strategy. But what about information sharing? If one where to create a…

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United Nations Launches Global Cybersecurity Index

The United Nations (UN) International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced the launch of the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) to measure the status of cybersecurity worldwide, the UN said in a statement. The GCI, partnered with ABI Research, said its aim in the short term was to close security gaps, particularly in developing countries, while in the…

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Where Are the US Tech Heroes?

It has been three months since the world learned that the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate, through its Tailored Access Operations (TAO) has been deploying backdoors in Cisco, Juniper, Huawei, Dell, and several hard drive manufacturer’s gear. The response from them so far? Weak protestations that they knew nothing of this. What they don’t get is…

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Never The Twain Shall Meet: Why Network Security Vendors Should Stay Away From End Point Security, and Vice-Versa

There would be many more successful security companies if their founders and leaders had a better understanding of the IT security space. One fallacy that will not die is the idea that, to grow, a vendor must be a full stack solution. There is no question that every organization needs to deploy layered security. Solutions…

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Hackers Increasingly Turn to Darknet, Black Market Growing

The black market for hackers is continuing to grow as they increasingly turn to the “darknet” to access tools, services and the spoils of the attacks while averting law enforcement, according to a new RAND Corporation study. “Hacking used to be an activity that was mainly carried out by individuals working alone, but over the last 15 years…

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StreetCred – Criminals Can Run and They Can Hide but Not for Long

“We wanted to make a difference”, said StreetCred co-founder and CEO, Nick Selby. Selby, a long-time figure in the information security industry was sworn in as a Dallas-area police officer in 2010. Selby first met in 2008 with co-founder and veteran police officer, Dave Henderson, who has nabbed over 600 violent felony criminals in more…

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