Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC


By Bob Gourley DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. All those factors together make the Symantec Government Symposium of 11 March 2014 one to pay attention to. Here are details from the invite: Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join 1500 IT leaders and innovators on March 11 to collaborate and discuss the top issues in IT security and management. Learn how agencies are turning to BYOD to ensure security and ROI.

Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec Found the Cyber Threat Alliance


In what could be a very virtuous trend, four of the cyber security industry’s leading tech vendors (Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec) have established a consortium focused on the furtherance of the art and science of cyber threat intelligence. By raising the industry’s collective actionable intelligence, alliance participants will be able to deliver greater security for individual customers and organizations. Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC ).


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Bidding Open on DHS’ $6B Security Hub, House report stresses sharing


The fact that more key sensors in ICS systems are found to be vulnerable is evidence of the inherent weaknesses in these systems and the need to secure them. Bidding is Open for the DHS’ $6 billion Security Hub – “The US Department of Homeland Security is putting into motion its plans to create a $6 billion repository for continuous monitoring security tools to be used by federal, state and local agencies.” Via Net Security, more here.

We Are Living In The Age of the Mega-Breach


Every year for 19 Years Symantec has produced an Internet Security Threat Report, capturing insights which can inform defenses. Symantec is known for their Global Intelligence Network , a monitoring capability made up of more than 41 million attack sensors. Here is how they describe this network: Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network is made up of more than 41.5 Symantec also found that the length of these campaigns was three times longer than campaigns in 2012.

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center


If you''re interested in cyber security and operations at the federal level, check out the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium. The agenda is packed with information about cyber security, plus continuing education opportunities. Sponsors include a broad range of companies, such as IBM, Cisco, Intel, Leidos, BAE, Solarwinds, Symantec, NES, Informatica, and Teradata. DISA Announces DoD Mobility Capability Enhancements for Android/Samsung Knox (

Mobile App Development in the Enterprise: What’s Next?

The Investing Edge

Mobile apps are expected to drive more than $38 billion in revenue by 2015, and enterprises have joined the cause. BYOD , the app economy, and the overall consumerization of IT have contributed to a growing need for enterprises to build application development lifecycles specifically for mobile that can reap long-term benefits. Our two previous forums were great successes, tackling the issues of cloud security and enterprise IT sales , respectively.

Barracuda, ReversingLabs, Telefonica and Zscaler Join Cyber Threat Alliance


February 13, 2015 – Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), McAfee Labs, Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW) and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), co-founders of the industry’s first cyber threat alliance, today announced that Barracuda Networks, Inc. By raising the industry''s collective actionable intelligence, alliance participants will be able to deliver greater security for individual customers and organizations. "We ABOUT MCAFEE LABS, PART OF INTEL SECURITY. ABOUT SYMANTEC. By Bob Gourley.

LinkedIn Shuts Down Four XSS Flaws, Is wireless the Trojan horse in your network security? and more


IE zero-day vulnerability exploited more widely than previously thought - “A recently announced and yet-to-be-patched vulnerability that affects all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) has been exploited in targeted attacks against organizations in Taiwan since the beginning of July, according to security researchers.” Is wireless the Trojan horse in your network security? Secure wireless networks can make local critical business applications possible.

Invincea Names Former Verizon Terremark CISO as Chief Operating Officer


Norm Laudermilch Brings 25 Years of Technical and Executive Experience Spanning Fortune 50 Companies and Security Startups. GARTNER SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT, NATIONAL HARBOR, MD —June 23, 2014 – Invincea, Inc., the market leader in the use of secure virtual containers for user protection against advanced cybersecurity threats, today announced the appointment of Norm Laudermilch as the company’s first chief operating officer. Cyber Security By Bob Gourley.

RSA Conference 2015 – San Francisco 20-24 April 2015


Offering five full days of educational training from experienced industry practitioners, the RSA Conference is widely regarded as one of the world''s leading forums for enterprises and technical information security professionals. As the 2015 theme suggests, info security is an ever-changing industry. In order to stay ahead of threats, you need to challenge today’s security thinking. 23 in all, along with new tracks like C-Suite, Identity and Securing the Ecosystem.

GovLoop Releases Report: Winning the Cybersecurity Battle


As a nation, we must work collaboratively to ensure that cyber defense strategies are robust and effective to secure our way of life. 49 percent of respondents cited phishing as the largest threat to cyber security at their agency. Additionally, the agency of the future will be rooted in data, cloud and mobile technology. With these trends shaping the public sector, the need is clear to adopt robust security protocols. Cyber Security

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Ransomworm: the next level of cybersecurity nastiness

Network World

As if holding your data hostage and seeking cash payment weren’t harsh enough, security experts foresee the next stage of ransomware to be even worse. Scott Millis, CTO at mobile security company Cyber adAPT, expects ransomware to spin out of control in the year ahead. That is an astounding statement when you consider that there were more than 4,000 ransomware attacks daily in 2016, according to Symantec’s Security Response group ( Report ).

AT&T, IBM, Nokia join to make IoT systems safer

Network World

Some big players in security and the internet of things, including AT&T and Nokia, are joining forces to solve problems that they say make IoT vulnerable in many areas. The IoT Cybersecurity Alliance , formed Wednesday, also includes IBM, Symantec, Palo Alto Networks, and mobile security company Trustonic.

5 tips to stay ahead of ransomware threats

Network World

According to Symantec's 2016 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) , there were more than 4,000 ransomware attacks per day since Jan 1, 2016, a 300-percent increase over 2015, which saw an average 1,000 attacks per day, according to the ISTR. The incidents of ransomware -- especially crypto-ransomware, in which cybercriminals hack vulnerable systems, encrypt the data and hold it for ransom -- saw a huge spike in 2016, and the practice shows no signs of slowing down.

Are next-generation firewalls legacy technology?

Network World

A few years ago, next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) came out of nowhere to become a network security staple. These devices combined traditional L3/L4 packet filtering with deep packet inspection, IPS, and other network security services along with knowledge about users and applications. This broad functionality packaging changed the network security paradigm—everyone needed, or at least wanted a NGFW at the perimeter or within the internal network.

The best malware protection software to guard you from online threats

Mashable VR

Are you looking to protect just your computer, or do you also want something for mobile devices and tablets? Additionally, you’ll have to decide whether you’re happy with antivirus and malware protection, or if you want extra layers of security like webcam protection, data encryption, password managers, and private VPNs. Bitdefender Total Security. Symantec Norton 360 Premium. Kaspersky Internet Security.

Free Cloud Courses at Linux Academy — July 2019

Linux Academy

Principal Systems Engineer from Symantec Corporation and Ell Marquez for a Threat Report Rundown. Linux Academy Study Group July 2019: Symantec Threat Report Rundown. Cloud Security Fundamentals. One thing often forgotten about during implementation is security. This course is designed around introducing students to cloud concepts and securing those using the tools available.

Here are some of the best wireless routers you can buy


The black unit incorporates the Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) technology, parental controls, secure wireless encryption connection with WPA and WPA2 security, as well as Intelligent QoS for traffic prioritization. Netgear Nighthawk High-Security Wireless Router.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking Healthcare


CareFusion’s parent company Becton Dickinson responded, saying that all 14 hundred and 18 of the identified vulnerabilities were within third-party software applications including Windows XP and Symantec pcAnywhere, and others. Especially in the world of security standards. [tech]: Announcing the next releases of Windows.

Sean Daniel

These new versions provide our customers with security and management. We have been working with a lot of partners with SBS Aurora such as Symantec, Level Platforms and Disk Keeper are all making statements this week around plans to integrate products with SBS Aurora. Labels: Aurora , Beta Announcement , Exchange , MediaSmart , SBS 2003 , SBS 2008 , SBS 2011 Essentials , Security , SharePoint Services , Small Business Server , Virtualization , WPC 2010. Windows Mobile. (23).

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Lost In Translation? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

At EMC, we work with tape, we interoperate with tape but again our investment strategy is to invest in growth markets so  -- for example -- we were very early in flash, in virtualization, in security, in big data analytics.  Several competitors are doing better than EMC in backup software (CommVault, Symantec, Veeam, etc.) We have publicly announced that we're very interested in investing in next-generation security. mobile enterprise. security.