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2012-05-31 06:30:06

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Global Consulting today announced that it has hired Mitchell "Mitch" Silber as Executive Managing Director in the firm's New York office. Silber joins from the New York City Police Department (NYPD), where he served as Director of the NYPD Intelligence Division's Analytic and Cyber Units. Silber will begin work with the firm on June 11th. In his new role as Executive Managing Director at K2 Global, Silber will be responsible for leading the...

2012-05-30 02:29:53

STANFORD, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanford Law School today announced the appointment of Jennifer Stisa Granick as Director of Civil Liberties at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Granick will lead the Center's work at the intersection of online technologies and civil liberties, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, national security, government surveillance and free speech. Granick is a renowned expert in computer crime and security, electronic...

2012-04-26 06:27:40

PITTSBURGH, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today spoke at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance luncheon forum about the growing need for government, industry and law enforcement to work together against cyber crimes. "It is important that the messages of this new century not be drowned out by a combination of senseless abuse and criminal misbehavior,'' Corbett said. "Just as a superhighway can carry essential goods to market, along with criminals...

2012-04-19 02:35:04

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Research released today by the Websense(®) Security Labs(TM) in the Websense 2012 Threat Report reveals the trifecta that is driving epidemic levels of data theft: 1) extremely effective social media lures; 2) evasive and hard-to-detect infiltration of malware; and 3) sophisticated exfiltration of confidential data. The report provides real-world examples, and offers practical advice to IT security practitioners. "Traditional...

2012-04-18 02:32:06

DALLAS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrust, Inc. cybersecurity expert Jeremy Boorer addressed attendees of e-Crime Turkey April 18 at 9:40 a.m. local time at the Hilton Istanbul, Turkey. Boorer's presentation analyzed the frequency and complexity of today's most threatening cyber attacks, new mobile threats and the need for traditional security measures to meet new enterprise requirements. A sponsor of this year's event, Entrust provided attendees with an insightful paper, "Fighting...

2012-03-27 02:30:59

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThreatMetrix(TM), the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, announced today that it has closed a Series D round of financing. August Capital led the investment round of $18 million in capital, with existing investors Tenaya Capital, US Venture Partners and CM Capital also fully participating in the investment. "The previously separate worlds of fraud and security are converging and ThreatMetrix is...

2012-03-25 18:20:20

REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date, Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the financial services industry -- including the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association -- as well as Kyrus Tech Inc., announced it has successfully executed a coordinated global action against some of the most notorious cybercrime operations that fuel online fraud and...

2012-03-21 18:20:23

NEW YORK, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report" reveals the dramatic rise of "hacktivism" -- cyberhacking to advance political and social objectives. In 2011, 58 percent of data stolen was attributed to hacktivism, according to the annual report released today from Verizon. The new trend contrasts sharply with the data-breach pattern of past several years, during which the majority of attacks were carried out by cybercriminals,...

2012-02-29 02:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the RSA Conference, Verizon is offering a glimpse into select findings from the upcoming "Data Breach Investigations Report" (DBIR). The "Verizon 2011 Investigative Response Caseload Review" provides topline findings from Verizon-investigated breaches that will be included in the upcoming report. WHEN: Feb. 29 WHERE: RSA Conference WHO: Verizon RISK...

2012-02-27 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) announced the publication of The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes (Theft, Sabotage, Fraud) by Addison-Wesley Professional. The book covers the CERT® Insider Threat Center's extensive research over the past 10 years collecting and analyzing information about more than 700 insider cybercrimes, ranging from national security...