Symantec unveils first stage of cloud security initiative, broad VMware integration

The fundamental requirements of information security may not change dramatically as organizations migrate to cloud-based services, but implementing the policies and controls governing security are another matter. Symantec has unveiled the first of a three-stage cloud security initiative, the 03 Information Protection gateway, which it...

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Mobile security market reflects growing urgency; McAfee release blacklists apps, segregates email accounts

Although it can be argued there’s still some FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) around the rise of mobile device malware, there is no doubt as McAfee releases its latest mobile device management and security software that several factors are responsible for the perceived risk around mobile devices: They have become powerful computing...

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Mobile device adoption is highest-risk computing initiative;Symantec upgrades mobile security on heels of survey

Mobile device security is hot. In Symantec’s new survey of 6725 organization in 43 countries identified it as the top computing initiative risk (41%) — a greater area of concern than public cloud computing (35%). Symantec has followed up the survey with announcement of several enhancements to its mobile device management and security...

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Mobile Device Security Expert Q&A Part II: Start treating phones as computers

This is the second of a two-part Q&A on mobile device security with Kevin Johnson, a security consultant and founder of Secure Ideas. The first part dealt with mobile device security policy. As a SANS instructor, he teaches courses in Mobile Device Security, as well as penetration testing. Kevin is on the Advisory Council of the first...

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Mobile Device Security Expert Q&A Part I: Where BYOD (bring your own device) policy goes wrong

This is the first of a two-part Q&A on mobile device security with Kevin Johnson, a security consultant and founder of Secure Ideas. As a SANS instructor, he teaches courses in Mobile Device Security, as well as penetration testing. Kevin is on the Advisory Council of the first Mobile Device Security Summit, to be held March 12-13 in...

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