Gmail for Work gets improved digital loss protection features

Google has expanded the digital loss protection features in Gmail for Work, to help ensure that employees don’t share confidential information outside the company they work for. The service can now use optical character recognition on attachments, so administrators can ensure that employees aren’t sharing mounds of confidential data in images (whether intentionally or not).[…]

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RSA Conference 2016: Day 1

Day 1 of the 2016 RSA Conference.  Vendors are still setting up their booths in the exhibition hall but the sessions have begun in earnest.  Here are a few highlights of what I’ve heard so far: 1.       IoT security.  I’m pleased to see many sessions on IoT security as we need to get ahead of[…]

IBM to buy Resilient Systems, bringing security guru Bruce Schneier on board

IBM will acquire Resilient Systems, it announced Monday, and along with the company, it will gain a big name in the security world: Bruce Schneier. Resilient makes an incident-response platform that automates and orchestrates the processes for dealing with cyber incidents such as breaches and lost devices, and enabling companies to respond more quickly. The[…]

Cyber security tools tend to pile up. Here’s how to rationalize them

Although vendor-written, this contributed piece does not advocate a position that is particular to the author’s employer and has been edited and approved by Network World editors. It’s a cliché, but “change is the only constant.”  Every company periodically reviews and makes changes to their applications, processes and solutions they use to conduct business. And[…]

Gigamon brings big data analytics to security

The IT security environment has changed significantly over the past decade. Ten years ago, network security was certainly challenging but straightforward. Most organizations had a single network ingress/egress entry point and protected it with a high performance firewall. Today, the environment is completely different. Technologies like Internet of Things, cloud computing, software defined networking, BYOD[…]

New firmware analysis framework finds serious flaws in Netgear and D-Link devices

A team of security researchers has found serious vulnerabilities in over a dozen wireless routers and access points from Netgear and D-Link with the help of an open-source framework that can be used to perform dynamic security analysis on embedded firmware. Called FIRMADYNE, the framework automatically runs Linux-based firmware designed for embedded devices in an[…]

New products of the week 2.29.2016

New products of the week Our roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World’s products of the week slideshow.   Savvius Vigil Key features: Savvius Vigil is the security industry’s first network appliance capable of intelligently selecting, capturing, and storing months of relevant network data to enable rapid investigation[…]