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Lavasoft's Security Trends for 2011

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Lavasoft's Security Trends for 2011

Lavasoft releases its 2011 security predictions-- expectations include an increase in malicious internet attacks, online attackers using new twists on traditional methods and focus on newly emerging platforms.

In total Lavasoft lists 5 top threat trends-- complex targeted attax on companies and/or critical infrastructure (like 2010's Stuxnet attacks), zero-day application vulnerability exploits (like Adobe Flash and Reader exploits), scareware and rogue security products, growing threats of mobile malware and Blackhat SEO (cyber scammers poisoning Read more...

EU's ICT Security Incidents Down

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EU's ICT Security Incidents Down

Eurostat releases its ICT usage in enterprises 2010 report, with the results of its survey (with special focus on ICT security) amongst EU27 countries. 

The report reveals 12% of enterprises experiencing security incidents due to hardware or software failure, and 5% reporting data destruction or corruption (due to malicious software infection or unauthorised access).

Reports of confidential data disclosure due to intrusion, pharming or phishing attacks come from 1% or less of enterprises. 

By January 2010, half of EU27 enterprises used strong passwords Read more...

Secure Years for IP Cameras

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Secure Years for IP Cameras

The IP camera market rebounds in 2010, following 2009's slow growth. 

According to IP Video Market, IP cameras make 45% of the market this year, in contrast to 2009's 15% market share. 

The market research predicts IP camera market share will grow even further in 2011, going over the 50% mark. 

The improved economy and plenty of new releases both drive the adoption rate significantly, together with the maturation of megapixel IP cameras. 

This means installers and consumers go for IP cameras in smaller, simpler project as well as the majority of new Read more...

2011's Top Security Concerns

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2011's Top Security Concerns

M86 Security Labs releases its 2011 security concern predictions.

On the top is the increase of mobile malware due to continually growing smartphone and tablet markets. Both Apple and Google are seeing more vulnerabilities in their respective platforms, with some rogue applications and malware. This year's ZeuS trojact targets Symbian OS. 

Employees use their wifi-enabled devices on their organisations' networks. M86 advices IT professionals to ensure clearly defined policies for device use on corporate networks. 

The organisation also mentions data-stealing Read more...

Data Device Control and Security, Out of the Box

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Data Device Control and Security, Out of the Box

CoSoSys says its Endpoint Protector Hardware is the first device providing out of the box device control and data security for Windows and Mac. The Endpoint Protector Hardware Appliance centrally and proactively manages the risk of data loss, theft, exposures, etc. from portable storage device use, allowing companies to take advantage of the latest gadgets without having to worry about security threats.

Once installed it allows IT departments to control internal device use, track all data transfers over protected networks and enforce data encryption Read more...

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