Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Security Current

Aimee Rhodes is Editor-in-Chief at securitycurrent. Previously, Aimee led marketing at several security companies including Corero Network Security, Inc., Xceedium, AlgoSec and Whale Communications Ltd., acquired by Microsoft. She also served as Vice President of Media and Editorial Content at GenerationA, where she was responsible for launching an Internet-based news and information portal. Prior to GenerationA, Aimee served as a foreign correspondent at the Reuters News Agency out of Israel where she interviewed leading politicians and influencers. Previously, she served as Director of Israel Radio's English News Service, where she was responsible for management and execution of four daily broadcasts, aired locally and internationally. Aimee also worked as an on air news presenter for Jerusalem Online, a globally broadcast current affairs program. She holds a Masters in Journalism and a Bachelors in Political Science both from Michigan State University.

New OpenSSL Man-in-the-Middle Vulnerability Revealed

Posted on: 06 Jun 2014

There is a new exploit in OpenSSL that can allow a man-in-the-middle (MITM) to intercept and decrypt traffic and modify traffic between the vulnerable client and server, according to an OpenSSL advisory. The attack can only be performed between a vulnerable client and server. According to the advisory, all OpenSSL clients are vulnerable where servers…

“TrueCrypt is not secure,” Official SourceForge Page Warns of Crypto Program

Posted on: 29 May 2014

The widely used open-source TrueCrypt encryption program is “not secure” and should not be used, according to SourceForge, one of the official webpages for TrueCrypt. The announcement posted at states: “WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues,” text in red at the top of TrueCrypt page on SourceForge…

“I was Trained as a Spy,” Snowden Says

Posted on: 29 May 2014

National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden called himself a patriot who simply was defending the constitution during an interview with NBC “Nightly News” broadcast on Wednesday. The former NSA contractor told Williams during the interview held in Moscow, Russia where Snowden has been for nearly a year, that while at the NSA he had…

F5 Networks Acquires Cloud DDoS Mitigation Provider Defense.Net

Posted on: 23 May 2014

F5 Networks has acquired privately held cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation provider Defense.Net for an undisclosed sum, according to a press release. F5 said it took the move to complement its existing on-premise DDoS protection capabilities. The Defense.Net service, founded by Barrett Lyon who is known as a pioneer in the field of DDoS…

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

Posted on: 07 Apr 2014

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…

United Nations Launches Global Cybersecurity Index

Posted on: 02 Apr 2014

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…

Hackers Increasingly Turn to Darknet, Black Market Growing

Posted on: 28 Mar 2014

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…

Palo Alto Networks to Acquire Israeli Cybersecurity Firm

Posted on: 24 Mar 2014

Firewall maker Palo Alto Networks Inc. said it will buy Israeli security firm Cyvera for about $200 million in cash and stock, the company said in a release. After the announcement Palo Alto shares fell almost 5 percent at noon trading to $72.84. The deal also appears to be pushing down shares of Palo Alto…

Ireland Seeks to Attract Multinational Security Companies

Posted on: 12 Mar 2014

Ireland is hoping US-based security companies will try their luck by establishing their European hubs in the island nation. Calling itself the “Silicon Valley of Europe” with security companies such as McAfee, Symantec and FireEye already hosting European operations there, Ireland’s governmental Industrial Development Agency (IDA), is promoting additional foreign direct investment in the security…

Cyberoam Now 100 Percent Subsidiary of Sophos

Posted on: 17 Feb 2014

Post the recent Sophos acquisition of Cyberoam its CEO and MD Hemal Patel gives securitycurrent more information on the terms and what the acquistion means. sc: Sophos already acquired a UTM vendor. What did they see in Cyberoam that complemented or even replaces their current UTM offering?  Hemal Patel: “Sophos and Cyberoam complement each other in many ways…