Threat Management News
McAfee Prepping Partners Ahead Of Endpoint Security Refresh
12:35 PM EST Fri. May. 24, 2013
New incentives from McAfee include accelerated deal registration on large sales and an additional 10 percent margin on upgrades.
10 Security Companies That Have Scored CIA Funding
12:00 PM EST Fri. May. 24, 2013
CIA-funded venture firm invests millions in technology startups, mostly security firms. Find out which security companies won In-Q-Tel funding.
Sophos Readying MSP Program Expansion
6:47 PM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
The reworked Sophos managed services provider program will include centralized management capabilities, supporting Sophos' endpoint and network security products with pay-as-you-go pricing.
Mandiant: Report Sending Chinese Cyberattackers Back To The Drawing Board?
11:20 AM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
Mandiant's report, which provided thousands of infection and attack indicators, has significantly impacted the Chinese cyberspionage campaign and possibly forced the group to turn to alternative methods.
Private Equity Firm Picks Up Websense, Partners Not Surprised
10:00 AM EST Tue. May. 21, 2013
Websense had struggled to differentiate itself in a field of data leakage prevention vendors and it had fallen behind Symantec, McAfee, Sophos and Dell-owned Credant Technologies in the space.
Ransomware Attack Now Steals Passwords, Microsoft Warns
9:50 AM EST Mon. May. 20, 2013
A dangerous attack that locks up victims' computers and demands a ransom also goes after account credentials.
Malware Behind Oldest, Most Active Spam Botnet Gets Refresh
6:53 PM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
The Pushdo botnet has been given a new domain name generation algorithm making it even more difficult for security researchers and law enforcement to knock out its command-and-control infrastructure.
Adobe Gets Busy With Fixes For ColdFusion, Reader, Flash
10:00 AM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Adobe's security updates repair dozens of flaws in Flash and its PDF software as well as a zero-day vulnerability in its ColdFusion software that has been actively targeted by cybercriminals.
Dimension Data CEO Lays Out $12 Billion Plan
7:24 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
CEO Brett Dawson says the global systems integration giant is doubling down on providing its own Dimension Data-branded cloud-computing services offerings.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Fixes Critical IE8 Flaw Used In Targeted Attacks
6:08 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Microsoft has repaired an Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability used in a serious watering-hole attack targeting Department of Energy employees in one of 10 bulletins issued as part of its monthly release of security updates.
Head-To-Head: Symantec Vs. McAfee In Endpoint Protection
12:00 PM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
McAfee and Symantec are archrivals with a firm grip on the North American security market. CRN pits both vendors' endpoint security products against each other and names a winner.
Cracking The Code: Organization Teaches How To Make Software Safer
10:50 AM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
SAFECode, an organization supported by Microsoft, Adobe and other firms, offers a new video series that aims to improve the security skills of software engineers.
Former DuPont Security Chief: Safeguarding Data Is A Daily Struggle
10:25 AM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
Many companies fail at data discovery and classification because they leave it up to an IT team to undertake the project, says Larry Brock. The business owner needs takes accountability for the crown jewels.
The 8 Steps Behind The Massive $45M Cyber Bank Heist
4:08 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
More than $45 million was stolen from banks in the U.S. and 19 other countries in a scheme that law enforcement is calling an international conspiracy to drain millions from bank accounts using stolen debit cards and PIN numbers. Here's how they did it.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
12:30 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
For the week ending May 10, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday To Include Critical Internet Explorer Fix
4:21 PM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
The software giant said it plans to issue 10 security bulletins across its product line including two critical bulletins affecting Windows and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Issues Temporary Fix For Internet Explorer 8 Zero-Day Flaw
10:40 AM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
The Shim Workaround temporary patch iwill prevent attackers from successfully exploiting the remote code execution vulnerability in the browser, according to Microsoft.
Solution Provider Review: F5's Application Delivery Firewall (Video)
11:15 AM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
FishNet Security's Robert Schaffer explains why F5 Network's new add-on for its Advanced Firewall Manager delivers an extra layer of protection.
Microsoft: Don't Be Fooled By The Cool Exploit Kit
11:12 AM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
A Microsoft security researcher warns that the Cool Exploit Kit is expected to 'propagate soon' and users should take caution when visiting unfamiliar websites.
Microsoft Acknowledges Internet Explorer Zero-Day Used In Website Attack
2:57 PM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
Visitors to the Department of Labor's nuclear-related content were targeted with a Microsoft zero-day vulnerability.
McAfee Acquires Stonesoft For Enterprise Firewall Capabilities
10:18 AM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
McAfee says its Stonesoft buy will add next-gen firewall capabilities and an advanced malware detection engine to its intrusion prevention and firewall product lines.
Chinese Attackers Infiltrate Defense Contractor, Steal Sensitive Military Technology
12:14 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
The QinetiQ attackers were persistent, remaining on the systems at one point for 251 days, accessing more than 150 computers and stealing 20 GB of data before they were detected, according to reports.
WordPress Bloggers Beware: You're Easy Pickings For Cybercriminals
10:30 AM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
Dell-SecureWorks researchers explain the dangers of failing to apply the latest patches to the WordPress platform and third-party components.
The Top 5 Causes Of Corporate Data Breaches (Video)
2:30 PM EST Thu. May. 02, 2013
Verizon's new security report explains how businesses can avoid and minimize the risk of major data breaches.
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