McAfee introduces agentless virtualization AV management through VMware vShield Endpoint integration

Virtualization brings significant practical advantages to the enterprise, particularly in terms of hardware, network infrastructure and energy savings. It makes data center consolidation feasible, from a business perspective almost mandatory. Virtual desktop interface (VDI) is seeing increasing adoption, as it simplifies management, enables...

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When it comes to data breaches, the words 'payment processor' set off an extra-special alarm

The Global Payments credit card breach is high profile not so much for how many card numbers were stolen — a mere 1.5 million at most according to GPN  — but because the company is a payment processor, sitting in the middle of the transaction chain and on top of millions of records. Three years after the gigantic (130 million...

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Global Payments breach: Understanding the role of processors in the credit card transaction chain

The Global Payments credit card data breach investigation s still in its early stages, and right now the full extent of the situation is yet to be determined. In a press conference this morning, senior executives from GPN did say that the breach is fully contained and the company has a team of security experts and law enforcement professionals on...

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Online shopping is top DDoS attack target, application-layer techniques dominate, Kaspersky reports

Online shopping sites are the leading target of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to Kaspersky Labs. An analysis posted on Securelist reports that a quarter of the attacks detected in the second half of 2011 were aimed at online shops, auctions, etc., followed by online trading (20%), online gaming (15%) and banks...

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European Cybercrime Centre holds promise of coordinated effort in a war we are losing

Perhaps the best news to come out of the EU this week was not the proposed legislation to define cyber crime and set minimum sentences across the members national boundaries, but the European Commission announcement establishing a European Cybercrime Centre. Let’s face it, the problem really isn’t defining cyber crime. The proposed...

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