Analysis

Does Facebook even need a CSO?

Maybe not, says Twitter’s former CISO, but there are risks with Facebook's move from a centralized to a distributed security model in the wake of Alex Stamos's departure.

What is digital trust? How CSOs can help drive business

Chief security officers should play a key role in building trust with customers, and that translates to better customer acquisition, greater customer loyalty, and more revenue.

Australian Govt releases proposed reform to encryption laws

The Federal Government has published the changes it proposes in order to access encrypted communications.

Cisco pays cool USD 2.3 billion for hot security company Duo

Cisco says integration of its network, device and cloud security platforms with Duo Security’s zero-trust authentication and access products will let customers quickly secure users to any application on any networked device.

Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Take full advantage of white-hat hackers to help you secure your code. And still do all the other security stuff you should do before you release your code

8 types of malware and how to recognize them

Think you know your malware? Here's a refresher to make sure you know what you're talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you've been hit

Medical data more valuable to hackers than credit information

Healthcare data is now more valuable to cyber crooks than credit card or social security numbers and criminals will go the extra mile to obtain it, according to Singapore-based security consultant, Olli Jarva.

Google to offer blockchain as part of cloud service

Google has joined a growing number of cloud service providers who are offering blockchain to enterprises.

What can organisations learn from hackers? Inside Nuix's Black Report

Despite all the noise from security vendors, most hackers and pentesters can worm into a network and exfiltrate valuable data in under a day, including for critical systems, according to a recent report from Nuix.

Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution moves from services...to smartphones?

As big tech vendors roll out a variety of blockchain-as-a-service offerings, two smartphone makers plan to include it new devices this year. Here's the latest on the blockchain craze.

New blockchain targeting sustainable development economy

Ian Jones describes corporate social responsibility funding as a ‘grudging obligation’ that, as it currently stands, achieves very little apart from being an exercise in good PR.

7 hot new IT jobs — and why they just might stick

From CIoTO to automation architect, new IT roles are rising to fill emerging needs. Some may fizzle, but others may have a long future thanks to underlying IT trends.