Security

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.
HITBSecConf’s Capture The Flag challenge: ‘Let's play Global Thermonuclear War’
The Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf), which attracts the world’s leading security professionals every year and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, has expanded its popular Capture The Flag live hacking competition.
New Fortinet security solutions for SMBs, branch offices
Fortinet has announced new FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail hardware platforms designed for small and medium business (SMB) and enterprise branch office customers in need of more scalable device management, security event analysis and email filtering capabilities.
Google offers US$2 million in bug hunt competition to be hosted in KL
Security researchers on cyberspace, take note: On the back of a successful “Pwnium” competition held in March, Google is doubling its total prize offering to US$2 million for the second edition of the contest, dubbed Pwnium 2 -- to be held at the Hack in the Box (HITB) security conference in Kuala Lumpur.
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