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  • IoT security: Fix the problems before they start

    In this week's Editor's Corner, I would like to take a deeper dive into IBM's X-Force threat intelligence report for the 2014 fourth quarter, particularly its discussion of Internet of Things security.

Spotlight: Your iPhone encryption or a child's life

The Justice Department recently warned top Apple executives that new encryption technology being loaded onto new iPhones will prevent law enforcement from accessing a kidnapper's phone and could result in a child dying, the Wall Street Journal reports, cited sources who attended the meeting.

Infographic: Privileged accounts give attackers 'all access pass' to corporate networks

Cyberattackers are focusing on privileged accounts as their enterprise entry point for advanced persistent threat attacks, according to a study by CyberArk with participation by Cisco, Deloitte, Mandiant, RSA, and Verizon.

IT security pros are frustrated with inadequate incident response program

IT security pros are frustrated with the inadequacy of their firm's incident response (IR) program, according to a survey of 259 IT pros by the SANS Institute on behalf of Alien Vault.

Detroit had server breached, balked at $800,000 bitcoin ransom to recover

Some entity commandeered a database belonging to the city of Detroit in April, freezing the system and ordering a bitcoin ransom of more than $800,000 for return of control. Lucky for then newly-inaugurated Mayor Mike Duggan, the information on the index was not critical to city operations, and they were able to evade the pricey demand.

Confirmed: 2014 is the worst year ever for data breaches

A recent report confirms what many of us already suspected: 2014 has been the worst year for data breaches. And it's not even Thanksgiving yet.

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