Issue OverviewInformation Security magazine - Dec. 2012/Volume 14 / No. 10
Stronger defenses are necessary to defend against escalating nation-state cyberweapon and cyberespionage activities and the threats to our critical infrastructure posed by hacktivists and terrorist groups. This month, Information Security Magazine examines key security concerns in the field of critical infrastructure protection. Elsewhere in this issue, we’re looking at options for mobile biometric authentication because you’ll need to think about a new security strategy as mobile devices outnumber desktops in the enterprise. Access >>>
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Firm pushes software security testing with fugitive tracking system
by Robert Westervelt
System that helps law enforcement track down fugitives was tested thoroughly to prove to CTOs and IT teams that the company is serious about security.
Critical infrastructure protection hindered by difficulties, experts say
by Robert Westervelt
Information Security magazine discussed critical infrastructure protection with three experts and explore whether any near-term solutions can be implemented to bolster network defenses.
- Firm pushes software security testing with fugitive tracking system by Robert Westervelt
Private market growing for zero-day exploits and vulnerabilities
by Robert Lemos, Contributor
Exploitable vulnerabilities are becoming harder to find in popular software, but information on such flaws is increasingly valuable, and many security researchers are no longer willing to give it up for free.
Biometric authentication methods: Comparing smartphone biometrics
by David Jacobs, Contributor
Biometric authentication helps ensure only authorized smartphone users can access a network. David Jacobs weighs the pros and cons of three methods.
- Private market growing for zero-day exploits and vulnerabilities by Robert Lemos, Contributor
Emerging vulnerability markets, mobile biometrics prompt security concerns
by Robert Richardson
Information Security Magazine examines key security concerns in the field of critical infrastructure protection and explores options for mobile biometric authentication because you’ll need to think about a new security strategy as mobile devices outnumber desktops in the enterprise.
Chief information security officer skills go beyond customary technical roles
by Matthew Todd
A trusted advisor and a strong communicator and promoter, a good CISO should be a jack-of-all-trades to rally the IT security team to support the business needs by minimizing risk.
Marcus Ranum chat: Network threat detection and wireless attacks
by Marcus Ranum
Security expert and Information Security magazine columnist goes one-on-one with Aaron Turner, co-founder of security consulting firm N4Struct.
- Emerging vulnerability markets, mobile biometrics prompt security concerns by Robert Richardson
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