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WhatsApp encryption -- egg on Hillary's face

WhatsApp's encryption job is done -- says the billion-user messaging app team. It was helped by Open Whisper Systems, the crypto-heads behind the Signal system, which is what WhatsApp's app now uses for its end-to-end wonderousness...

MIT, Harvard researchers push new way for users to control access to personal data

Cryptography researchers at MIT and Harvard have developed software called Sieve that is designed to help users keep track of encrypted personal data and better manage it in the cloud.

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2015: The year in security, identify theft and fraud

There’s a lot we can say about cybersecurity, identify theft and fraud in 2015, but we’re going to let our infographic tell the story.

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Public cloud vs. on-premises: Which is more secure?

As the market continues to mature in 2016, organizations are more willing than ever to use cloud-based services. But questions about security remain. The great debate of whether public cloud or on premises infrastructure is more...

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Oh noes: Twitter tells of “state actor” hack on tweeps (this is what you should know)

Some Twitter users may have been hacked by the government. Or “a” government—we don’t know which and Twitter isn’t saying. Not even Del Harvey, head of Twitter’s Trust & Safety team (pictured)...

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Some scary (for some) statistics around file sharing usage

Cloud is big. File sharing is massive. Recent statistics show just how big and massive those things are.

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How the NSA uses behavior analytics to detect threats

The CIO of the National Security Agency says analytics protect the U.S. intelligence community’s private cloud system from internal and external threats.

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U.S. government wants in on the public cloud, but needs more transparency

The federal government is trying to move more into the cloud, but service providers' lack of transparency is harming adoption, according to Arlette Hart, the FBI's chief information security officer.

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New Microsoft Azure cloud security tools will work on premises, in Amazon’s cloud too

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company’s infrastructure security tools will protect not only the company's IaaS Azure public cloud, but customer environments and even those from competitors like Amazon Web Services.

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Are the container wars back again? CoreOS and Docker roll out container security offerings

Last year we saw a battle-royal arise between competing container formats. A ceasefire was negotiated, but does this week see a resumption of hostilities?

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Heat map to pinpoint where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country. The first rendition should be out late next year.

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Intel Security to discontinue McAfee SaaS products

Some products will be replaced, but admins will need to start over for setup and configuration.

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Why you shouldn’t trust cloud service providers

It’s hard enough really trusting your own employees these days. So when it comes to employees of cloud service providers, columnist Rob Enderle writes you definitely shouldn’t trust them.

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Application attacks against clouds up 45%

Application attacks against clouds jumped 45 percent last year, according to a new report

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5 tips on cloud migration from those who know (with video)

For enterprises considering a move to the cloud, or even in the middle of a move right now, the transition can be daunting. But veterans who've been there can help you steer around the pitfalls.

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Security risks increase as cloud data centers change

Change is always risky. Fast change is even riskier, leaving less time for change management and checks on changed technologies.

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European Court kills Safe Harbor -- Panic at Facebook and other cloud firms

Europe has killed the Safe Harbor agreement. At a stroke, Facebook and more than 4,000 other companies can no longer legally move personal data from Europe to the USA...

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Study names the five most hackable vehicles

A forensic research firm has published a list of the industry's most hackable and least hackable vehicles based on how easy it is to wirelessly access their computerized systems.

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Microsoft hopes to strengthen cloud security with latest acquisition

Microsoft has acquired security company Adallom in a bid to give IT departments more control over application access as well as data stored across cloud services.

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More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

A survey of IT leaders in healthcare revealed that 81% of them believe their systems have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or some other cyber-attack in the past two years, placing patient sensitive data at risk.

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