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.

Researchers Find Off-the-Shelf Parrot AR Drones Susceptible to Hacking

Posted on: 06 Dec 2013

Security researchers have discovered a weakness in off-the-shelf aerial drones that could potentially carry nefarious payloads, which could allow law enforcement officials to take control of the unmanned crafts in mid…

Reported Data Breaches Double in New Zealand

Posted on: 02 Dec 2013

Data breach notifications in New Zealand more than doubled in the year ending June 30, 2013 climbing to 107, New Zealand’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner stated in its annual…

Akamai to Acquire Prolexic for Some $370 Million in Move to Bolster its DDoS Protection

Posted on: 02 Dec 2013

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASAQ: AKAM) today announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Prolexic Technologies, Inc. for approximately $370 million, in a deal expected to close during…

Several UK Banks Hit by Cyber Attacks in Past Six Months

Posted on: 30 Nov 2013

Several UK banks and financial market infrastructures experienced cyber attacks, some of which disrupted service, in the past six months according to the Bank of England. “While losses have been…

Twitter Enables Perfect Forward Secrecy to Bolster Security

Posted on: 24 Nov 2013

Twitter Inc. said it has enabled Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) in a move to increase protections around users’ information following reports of secret data mining by the National Security Agency…

Audit Finds Taxpayer Data is at Risk; Urges IRS to Take Action

Posted on: 22 Nov 2013

Taxpayer data is at risk as disgruntled insiders or malicious outsiders can exploit security weaknesses and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should take action, the US Treasury Inspector General For Tax…

Gartner Says “Agility” is Primary Driver for Private Cloud Adoption; Predicts Increased Hybrid Cloud Acceptance

Posted on: 18 Nov 2013

Private cloud computing is a “reality” for half of large enterprises with agility being the key driver, according to Gartner, Inc. In a recent research report, “Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid…

IT Security Salaries Expected to Increase in 2014

Posted on: 12 Nov 2013

IT-security related salaries are expected to climb in 2014, according to a survey released by TEKsystems, which polled some 900 IT leaders including CIOs, IT VPs, IT directors and IT hiring managers, Some…

HyTrust Acquires Competitor HighCloud Security

Posted on: 07 Nov 2013

Cloud security provider HyTrust Inc. said on Thursday it had acquired HighCloud Security for an undisclosed sum, striking a deal it said would round out its security offering. The move follows…

Michigan Cyber Security Summit Opens

Posted on: 23 Oct 2013

Michigan’s Cyber Summit 2013 opens on Wednesday as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is hosting the Summit, held last in 2011. It includes…