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  • Homeland Security IT chief blamed for cyberwoes

    In response to reports of persistent cybersecurity flaws at the Department of Homeland Security, a top congressional Democrat on Wednesday questioned whether the agency's CIO deserves to keep his job. 

  • Retailers face deadline for security standard

    Credit card firms are giving merchants until June 30 to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which is designed to protect users from online theft. Teranet discusses what it had to do. 

  • IBM gets into Web security with Watchfire buy

    IBM has become the first major player to buy into the Web application security testing space with its offer to buy Watchfire. The deal, which is expected to close later this quarter, would bring in tooling that performs ethical hacking of Web apps ba... 

  • Risk management staffing isn't always part of IT

    Staffing is a critical part of any risk management plan. And although much of the risk any company manages surrounds its IT function, the people who keep the databases humming shouldn't be the same ones who assess those threats, experts say. 

  • Phony government spam targets executives

    New spear phishing attacks are attempting to con senior corporate executives with threatening fake messages from the Better Business Bureau and the IRS. 

  • Google buys security software company, wants apps more secure

    Google's purchase of security software company GreenBorder is smart in more ways than one. 

  • IBM targets threats against Web 2.0 systems

    IBM on Tuesday introduced a security offering designed to detect and prevent cyberattacks directed at instant messaging services, Internet voice networks and other Web 2.0 platforms. 

  • Verizon targets security with Cybertrust takeover

    Verizon is joining in the consolidation in the managed security services space after agreeing to a deal to acquire Cybertrust for an undisclosed sum. 

  • DoD takes cue from U.S. businesses, blocks YouTube, MySpace

    Experts say that controversy aside, the U.S. Department of Defense's decision to block social networking sites mirrors what businesses have been doing for years to protect networks. 

  • Data breach costs weigh on TJX 1Q profit

    TJX Cos., operator of discount clothing chains T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, said Tuesday its first-quarter profit dipped 1 percent as costs related to a widely publicized breach of customer data offset revenue growth.