Security

BYOD still has some way to go
BYOD has been the buzzword this year in the enterprise world. Some enterprises, especially MNCs, have developed policies to embrace the trend, but the support is not there, says one survey by Ovum. The road to further adoption could still be far off, argues Edwin Yapp.
Security as a business enabler, not a bottleneck
For many companies, security is about restricting access to, and putting up walls around, sensitive data and systems. But for vendors in the identity management space, providing the right kind of access to the right kind of information to the right people actually opens up business opportunities.
GHL claims greater cardholder security with PCI-DSS certification
End-to-end electronic payment solutions and services provider GHL Systems Berhad said it obtained PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standards) compliant status on Sept 3.
Defending modern data centers
The virtualization and cloud trends are forcing profound shifts within data centers, affecting everything from IT services and business models to architectures. While the obvious impact of these changes is the need for performance scalability to meet the increasing demands, they also inherently change how data centers are secured. It is this second impact that is often overlooked.
Android 'solar charging' app actually steals contact data: Symantec
Symantec said it has discovered an Android app – Android.Sumzand – that claims to convert the smartphone screen into a solar panel that can charge the battery, but actually steals contact data.
Asean businesses starting to take innovation seriously: Survey
Businesses in Asia South are experiencing a mindset shift in terms of innovation investment, according to a survey by CA Technologies and IDC, signalling that Asean-based C-level executives recognize a growing need to innovate for business success in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
HITB spreads its wings, and nearly sinks
Hack In The Box (HITB) began as a virtual watering hole for hackers and developers, and its annual conference, the HITB Security Conference (HITBSecConf), has evolved over the years. In this, the third and final part of a series, we see how HITB’s first overseas venture almost destroys it.
HITB finally breaks through into the mainstream
Hack In The Box (HITB) began as a website, grew into a community and expanded into a movement when it began organizing its annual info-security conference, HITBSecConf, in the early 2000s. It may be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with what is expected to be its biggest-ever conference, but it was almost sunk at the start. Part 2 of a three-part series.
HITB: If the mountain cannot come to …
It is hard to credit but perhaps perfectly in keeping with its underground ethos that one of Malaysia’s most successful tech-related exports has been under the radar for so long – HITBSecConf is a homegrown annual security conference that has made its mark on the global stage and is on the calendar of some of the world’s leading researchers and experts in the subject.
Sophos raises threat level as Microsoft readies IE fix
SophosLabs has raised its threat level to "High" in response to an as-yet unpatched security vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The zero day threat was uncovered at the weekend and impacts most versions of Windows.
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