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.

Lockheed Martin and EMC to Invest in Advanced Technology Projects in Israel

Posted on: 27 Jan 2014

Global security company and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp and data storage equipment maker EMC Corp, RSA’s parent company, have announced that they will jointly invest in technology projects including cloud computing, data analytics and cyber technology. Under the arrangement, Lockheed Martin and EMC will identify a series of development opportunities that can be contracted…

Bitcoin Exchange CEO Arrested for Money Laundering

Posted on: 27 Jan 2014

The CEO of Bitcoin New York-based exchange BitInstant, Charlie Shrem, was arrested and charged with money laundering. In the federal criminal complaint, the Southern District of New York charges that Shrem knowingly helped underground Bitcoin exchanger Robert M. Faiella, known as “BTCKing,” purchase bitcoins for his customers to use to make illicit purchases on the notorious…

VMware to Acquire Mobile Security Firm AirWatch for $1.54 Billion

Posted on: 22 Jan 2014

VMware, Inc. today announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire mobile management and security solutions provider AirWatch for $1.54 billion. VMware said it would pay approximately $1.175 billion in cash and $365 million in installed payments and assumed unvested equity for the Atlanta-based startup. The acquisition will be funded in part…

Target Compromise Apparently Identified as KAPTOXA Malware

Posted on: 16 Jan 2014

The malware apparently behind the Target breach of approximately 110 million customer credit cards and  personal records was known as KAPTOXA, according to a report released today. iSight Partners, which did not specifically identify Target, stated that it had been working since December 18th, 3 days post the Target attack being launched, with the US…

Target Confirms that Hackers Stole Personal Info on Up to 70 Million People

Posted on: 10 Jan 2014

Target disclosed today that personal information on some 70 million customers including names, addresses, emails and phone numbers was stolen. This is in addition to the 40 million customers whose credit and debit card information was breached. “I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken and we…

Two Security Companies Rebrand; Ditch, Change Names

Posted on: 08 Jan 2014

Two publicly traded technology companies have separately announced name changes this week. On Monday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that McAfee Security, which Intel acquired for $7.6 Billion in 2010, will become Intel Security, but will retain the familiar red shield. “The complexity of keeping digital identities safe grows as mobile applications and devices become…

FireEye Acquires Mandiant in $1.05 Billion Deal

Posted on: 02 Jan 2014

Threat protection vendor FireEye announced on Thursday that it had acquired security incident response provider Mandiant in a cash and stock deal worth more than $1 billion based on the current value of FireEye shares. The acquisition, which closed on Monday but only was publicly announced after the markets closed on Thursday, was one of the biggest…

Samsung Galaxy S4 Allegedly Vulnerable to Attack

Posted on: 26 Dec 2013

Organizations and government agencies that use Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone are at risk of having their confidential data including emails, file transfers and browser activity breached, according to cyber security researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The BGU researchers said they discovered the alleged “critical vulnerability” in the Samsung Knox software, an…

Enterprises in APAC Increasingly Adopt Managed Security Services

Posted on: 16 Dec 2013

Managed Security Services (MSS) in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will more than triple by 2019, climbing to an estimated $5.34 billion according to industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Enterprises in the APAC region are being driven to increasingly outsource network infrastructure security as they find themselves “ill-equipped to handle complex and multiple cyber threats.” Frost…

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Phone Data Mining, Likely Violates Constitution

Posted on: 16 Dec 2013

A Federal District Court judge today ruled that the National Security Agency (NSA) program that once-secretly collected records of all Americans’ phone calls likely violates the Constitution and called the program’s technology “almost Orwellian.” District of Columbia Judge Richard J. Leon in a 68-page ruling ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs’ personal…