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2014-05-02 23:04:40

Companies partner to provide a holistic approach to reduce and prevent phishing attacks through improved automation and intelligence Pittsburgh, PA and New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Malcovery® Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence to neutralize email-based threats, and Return Path, the global leader in email intelligence, announced a partnership to deliver multi-layered brand protection to enterprises. The combined usage of the Malcovery and Return...

2014-04-15 23:09:26

First List of 2014 Contains Most ‘Missed’ Phished Brands Based on Big Data Threat Intelligence Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence that can be proactively applied to neutralize the danger and attacks by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, released today the latest ‘Top 10 Phished Brands That Your Antivirus is Missing,’ a report that discloses leading brands that...

2014-04-10 23:23:28

$11.75M Donation is College's Largest Contribution Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced a gift of a cloud-based risk and analytics cybersecurity service to the Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The non-exclusive license grant provides a license to Tripwire® Benchmark,...

2014-04-07 04:22:19

ABINGDON, England, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to data collected as part of Kaspersky Lab's 'Financial cyber threats in 2013' [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792330/Financial_cyber_threats_in_2013_Part_1_phishing ] study, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank accounts by creating fake sites mimicking financial organisations. In 2013, 31.45 per cent of phishing attacks were trading...

2014-04-03 08:37:33

Key findings shed light on cybercriminal services, emerging threat ecosystem and key stages for attack interception SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Websense, Inc., the global leader in protecting organizations from advanced cyber attacks and data theft, today released the Websense® Security Labs(TM) 2014 Threat Report, documenting the latest shift in complex attack trends, evolution in the threat ecosystem and shifting motivation of cyber-attacks. "Cybercriminals continue to evolve...

2014-03-31 12:33:14

TAMPA, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, is pleased to announce the appointment of BICSI Immediate Past President and Security Industry Liaison, Jerry L. Bowman, RCDD, RTPM, NTS, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP, to a three-year term on the FBI's InfraGard National Member Alliance (INMA) Board of Directors. The convergence of security systems like access control and surveillance onto the...

2014-03-27 23:01:55

Companies Taking Security Awareness Training Seriously - Human error ranks high on threat list; companies are turning to security awareness training to solve the problem. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Security is harder to maintain than it was a year ago according to a study done by KnowBe4, a US based security awareness company. Ransomware (CryptoLocker or CryptoDefense), rapid technology advances and adoption of BYOD create a greater challenge for businesses to stay abreast of...

Black Markets For Hackers Continue To Expand
2014-03-27 13:01:26

RAND Corporation Black and gray markets for computer hacking tools, services and byproducts such as stolen credit card numbers continue to expand, creating an increasing threat to businesses, governments and individuals, according to a new RAND Corporation study. One dramatic example is the December 2013 breach of retail giant Target, in which data from approximately 40 million credit cards and 70 million user accounts was hijacked. Within days, that data appeared — available for...

2014-03-19 00:21:57

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's TED Prize winner - Charmian Gooch of Global Witness - has announced that she will use the prestigious million-dollar award "to make it impossible for criminals and corrupt dictators to hide behind anonymous companies." The announcement was made live and online from the TED stage in Vancouver, with support from leading members of the business, political, law enforcement and campaigning community. Delivering a powerful...

2014-03-17 12:29:53

Enterprises Not Prepared to Mitigate DDoS Attacks; Deficiencies Center on Reliance on Production Infrastructure and Failure to Test Processes and Controls BETHESDA, Md., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces results of its 2014 Survey on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), sponsored by Corero Network Security, in which 378 IT professionals answered questions about their experience with DDoS attacks and their ability to protect their assets. "DDoS attacks are...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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