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Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Paranoid tablet users, rejoice. The first units of the secure Blackphone tablet will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona early next month.

Box gets customer-managed key encryption

Fresh off its initial public offering, cloud file synch share and storage company Box has a new Enterprise Key Management (EKM) offering out this week that analysts say could ease customer concerns with using a cloud-based service.

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Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Box today unveiled the beta of Box Enterprise Key Management, a new security model that lets users securely stash encryption keys in the cloud.

US to form cybersecurity agency to combat online threats

The Obama administration will create a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats and share data about possible attacks among government departments.

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The problem with cloud service providers and security SLAs

Research indicates that security concerns and legal liability for lost or stolen data remain a big issue with businesses evaluating Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). These concerns may lead to security-related contract guarantees with...

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MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds

MobileIron today will release an update to its Content Security Service that seeks to protect corporate data that may have found its way to personal clouds.

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FAIL: NSA can't shield DoD or Sony from N. Korea hacks

The National Security Agency (NSA) -- tasked with protecting American computers -- apparently fell asleep on the job. The latest story: The NSA allegedly watched North Korea hack Sony for over four years, yet did nothing about it,...

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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

Apple has fixed an issue that could have allowed attackers to launch brute-force attacks against iCloud users.

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US asks CHINA to help stop North Korean BIG HACK attacks

Firm in the belief that only one communist regime is permitted to hack into American computers at any given time -- the US government is seeking help. According to recent reports, China's communist government was asked by the US to...

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Now on CIO: 5 Infosec trends that will dominate 2015

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2015, information security professionals must understand these five trends.

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More than 30 vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine

There are serious vulnerabilities in Google App Engine, a cloud service for developing and hosting Web applications, a team of security researchers has found.

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IT needs to stop pretending it's not responsible for cloud security

While IT has ignored the public cloud users have turned Shadow IT into the real thing;when does caution about security become fear of change?

TRUSTe deceived consumers about its recertification program

TRUSTe, the provider of privacy certifications for online businesses failed to conduct annual recertification checks for hundreds of companies holding its privacy seal.

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Sophos bets on the cloud to fight cyberattacks

Sophos is betting entirely on the cloud in a bid to make it easier for understaffed IT departments to manage cyberattacks

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Box updates storage app with iOS 8 widget and more

Box upgraded its storage app on Apple iOS and the web with new features to make it easier for users to access their cloud stuff.

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IBM takes on enterprise cloud security

IBM's new Dynamic Cloud Security offers a set of services covering access control, data protection and increased visibility

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iCloud's man-in-the-middle is from China -- and might work for the gub'mint

Certain folks in China may be used to hearing someone breathing when they pick up their phones (party line?), but new reports suggest Apple's iCloud service is susceptible to the same level of protection by Chinese authorities. It's...

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China attacks push Apple to warn users of iCloud threats

Apple warned users about attacks on its iCloud website, after monitoring groups said China tried to intercept customer information from the service.

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