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2009-07-23 11:15:00

RESTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Turiss, LLC, an industry leader in proactive cyber-fraud intelligence and anti-financial fraud software, announces that Phil Mellinger has joined the company in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Mellinger is credited with drafting the original payment card security guidelines (PCI DSS) and is a widely recognized leader in information security for the financial sector. Mr. Mellinger served previously as the Chief Information Security Officer for...

2009-07-07 09:10:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- What to do when virtually everything is in recession--except cybercrime? At a time when many security budgets have declined from year-ago levels, and many businesses can look no further than their basic needs, SECNAP(R) Network Security has responded with a new business strategy, including a pricing structure that reflects the current economy. "The model has changed, at least for the near term," said Jim Garrity, vice president of sales and marketing...

2009-07-01 16:05:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- 41st Parameter Inc., the leading provider of fraud detection and prevention technology, today announced that J. Peter Selda will join the company as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Selda brings more than 35 years of executive management, sales, and marketing experience to 41st Parameter, with significant operational success specifically in the IT security sector. Selda held the position of president and CEO...

2009-06-29 10:30:00

In its first Focus Report, Trend Micro examines the growth of data-stealing malware, its characteristics and its roots in the underground cyber crime economy. CUPERTINO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- While the term "data-stealing malware" is a relatively new one, its sole purpose for existence is a familiar story: To steal proprietary information such as online banking credentials, credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, and more from compromised networks and PCs in order...

2009-06-25 11:00:00

Joint Presentation to Feature Key Findings from '2009 Data Breach Investigations Report' BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Business and U.S. Department of Justice experts will pair up at the Gartner Information Security Summit for a discussion on recent cybercrime trends. The speakers will highlight important findings from Verizon Business' "2009 Data Breach Investigations Report." WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 4 p.m. Eastern time WHERE: Gartner Information Security Summit...

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2009-06-24 08:50:00

The US military announced on Wednesday a new "cyber command" created to fight digital crime and to increase defenses against rising threats to its computers. Defense Secretary Robert Gates created the command that will answer to the US Strategic Command, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman stated. The headquarters, housed at Fort Meade, Maryland, will be accountable for shielding U.S. military systems only, Whitman said. When inquired about if the command would be offensive as well defensive,...

2009-06-18 17:41:00

Jack Harbaugh presenting at ARC's 2009 Annual Global Fraud Prevention Forum on June 24 in Santa Monica, Calif. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- 41st Parameter Inc., a leading provider of fraud detection and prevention systems to the Airline Industry, today announced Jack Harbaugh, senior vice president of business development, will be speaking at the 2009 Annual Global Fraud Prevention Forum on the "Importance of Device Data for True Intelligence." The presentation will be given on...

2009-06-17 07:09:00

SAN JOSE, California, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today announced that its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) managed to research a trading network and botnet, where compromised PCs are bought and sold for profit. In the second issue of its "Cybercrime Intelligence Report" of 2009, Finjan shows the operations of the Golden Cash network consisting of an entire...

2009-06-15 10:44:52

Could an entirely new approach to online security, based on distributed sanctions, help prevent cybercrime, fraud and identity theft? A report in the International Journal of Intercultural Information Management suggests it could. Susan Brenner of the University of Dayton School of Law, in Dayton, OH, and Leo Clarke of the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, in Lansing, MI, suggest that government could control cybercrime by requiring anyone accessing cyberspace to employ reasonable security...

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2009-05-29 14:15:00

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he would name a new  "cyber czar" to ensure the country is protecting the security of its computer networks.  Speaking at the White House, Obama said the U.S. must do more to deter and defend against a growing number of criminal, espionage and hacker attacks on public and private networks. "It is the great irony of our information age -- the very technologies that empower us to create and to build, also empower those who would seek to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.