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How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce

Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does.

Evan Schuman: With Heartbleed, IT leaders are missing the point

If our checks and balances are so fragile that a typo can obliterate all meaningful security, we have some fundamental things to fix.

Security Manager's Journal: A rush to XP's end of life

The end of Microsoft support is fast approaching, and the company still has a lot of machines running the old Windows operating system.

The new security perimeter: Human Sensors

Security Manager George Grachis discusses the current cyber threat landscape and why Human Sensors, our users, are our most underutilized resource that can make all the difference

McAfee Offers Global Response to Nationalized Malware

In medieval times, kings let barbarians break down the castle gates but made sure they paid the price once they got inside. McAfee's approach to security takes a similar approach -- since data breaches are inevitable, companies should worry less about the perimeter and more on catching the bad guys in the act.

Ira Winkler: 6 failures that led to Target hack

The storyline that a single point of failure allowed a sophisticated attacker to steal millions of card numbers from Target just doesn't hold up.

7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

Security Manager's Journal: An admin surfing on a server? That's a big no-no

How could a tightly restricted server in finance be compromised by malware? Really, it's not that hard.

Malware: War without end

After decades of fighting off viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware and cyberattacks, total victory remains beyond reach.

Cryptolocker: How to avoid getting infected and what to do if you are

The newest piece of ransomware is particularly nasty and, once you've got it, it's a real pain to get rid of. Here's how to protect your corporate assets before getting bit.

7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

Security Manager's Journal: Android panic

Android smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous at our manager's company. What happens now that the Android ecosystem appears to be riddled with security pitfalls?

Bit9 CEO: Trust-based model the new weapon in war against malware

Bit9 chief executive Patrick Morley talks mobile security, company partnerships with FireEye and Palo Alto Networks, and the evolving role of today's CISO

Security Manager's Journal: Upgrading, and looking for the best we can afford

Several of the company's security technologies are reaching end of life. It's a new experience for our manager to be improving security measures instead of closing gaps.

Targeted attacks up over 2012, SMBs increasingly at risk: Symantec

The number of targeted attacks almost doubled in 2012 compared to the prior year.

At RSA, specious arguments against security awareness

A debate requires intelligent dialogue from representatives on both sides of an issue. That's not what happened at the RSA conference panel on security awareness.

IT Concerns About Targeted Malware Rising

IT and security professionals are increasingly concerned about targeted malware and data breaches. What's worse is that their confidence in their ability to identify and stop them is waning.

Security Manager's Journal: R&D's new security lab is a promising step

For once, security isn't an afterthought, as the R&D department plans its own sandbox for testing the company's software products.

Kenneth van Wyk: Staying out of the belly of the Internet beasts

It's true: The Internet really is out to get us all. Here are a few steps you can take toward being safer every time you use the Web. (Insider; registration required)

Microsoft to roll out Windows Store app patches quickly

Microsoft will release security updates for applications in its Windows Store as those patches are available in order to speed up the updating process.