Global Security Software Revenue Up 7.9 Percent in 2012

New cyber threats helped to boost global revenue from security software to $19.13 billion last year, a 7.9 percent increase from 2011 revenue of $17.73 billion, according to the IT research company Gartner, Inc. In a release issued this week, Gartner research director Ruggero Contu said the security market experienced increased demand for...

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How Secure Are We At Home?

More and more Americans are installing home automation systems which, among other things, control physical access and security. If the list of topics at next month’s Black Hat conference is anything to go by, we should be getting nervous. Very nervous. At least three presentations at the security conference in Las Vegas will deal...

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Hagel Accuses China of Cyber Attacks

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel publicly accused the Chinese government and military at the weekend of carrying out cyber attacks and expressed Washington’s determination to work “vigorously” to keep cyberspace safe. The accusation was made in an address on Saturday to the Shangri-La security conference in Singapore, which...

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Music, Light Used to Trigger Malware on Mobiles

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say they have developed and tested malware that can be triggered on a smartphone using light, sound, magnetic fields or vibration – posing a critical new cyber-security threat. In a paper released this month at a cyber-security symposium in Hangzhou, China, the researchers said...

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IT Security Professionals Speak Frankly about “Bring Your Own” Devices, Applications, Web Services, Cloud Storage and More

Sometimes the best learning opportunities are when IT security professionals sit around and talk to each other about their challenges, what they’ve tried for their own environments, what works and what doesn’t work. People need to talk to peers outside of their own organization to get a feel for what others are doing. This is the...

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