Update, Dec. 1, 2011: False alarm! Well, at least in the Illinios water pump case. Read this Wired | Threat Level article for the real story. Still, no reason to let your guard down… This weekend, hackers made news for not only breaking into computer systems, but literally breaking a pump at a water plant in […]
Is data security SSD’s new Achilles’ heel?
Companies are steadily alleviating two of the common pain points related to solid-state drive technology: price and longevity. But another has emerged: data security. One of Today’s 10 links is this InformationWeek article on how traditional methods of wiping data from hard drives aren’t as effective on SSDs. University of California at San Diego researchers […]
Smart Energy: Stuxnet and the smart grid security opportunity
If you’ve been following IT security lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Stuxnet. The worm is currently sparking some cybersecurity drama with a sprinkling of geopolitical intrigue. (Iran thinks the presence of the worm in its nuclear plant is an assault from foreign powers.) What sets this episode apart is that the worm targets industrial control […]
Intel buys McAfee: New era of secure (green) clouds?
In a whopper of deal, Intel today announced that it is acquiring McAfee for $7.68 billion. On the surface it looks like Intel is elbowing into the software space, but snagging one of the premier IT security firms is also indicative of a three-pronged plan of attack for cloud computing and data centers. Intel’s CEO, […]
Assessing the State of Virtualization Security
Government Computer News explores the topic of virtualization and security, and depending on whom you believe, we’re either “halfway there” or well behind the curve. But there’s some encouraging news as the technology takes hold in the datacenter, IT workers…
IT Recyclers in the Spotlight
Having a hard time finding a someone to handle your company’s old equipment? Processor has put together a profile of four IT recyclers you may want to check out. And if data security is a priority–and it should be–then PA-based…