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Google Releases Upspin Secure File-Sharing Tool
Privacy

Google Releases Upspin Secure File-Sharing Tool

Google has published a new open-source tool called Upspin that enables users to share files and other content securely across networks without the need for uploading and downloading. Unlike existing systems such as Dropbox or Google Drive, Upspin isn’t really a separate file storage and retrieval service. Instead, Google describes […]

Netflix Releases Stethoscope Security Tool
Device Security

Netflix Releases Stethoscope Security Tool

Netflix has released a new security application that’s designed to give normal users detailed information about the security state of their various devices and help them remedy any issues, without going to IT or a help desk. Stethoscope is a Web-based tool that the company says is part of its user-focused […]

On the Wire Podcast: RSA 2017
Podcast, Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: RSA 2017

As the RSA Conference was winding down this week in San Francisco, we gathered a few reporters and other friends to talk about all the security news from the conference, what we liked, things we didn’t like so much, and a lot of other topics. Guests this year include Brian […]

Security Lessons From Snowden
Hacking, Privacy

Security Lessons From Snowden

SAN FRANCISCO–Working in the security field offers ample opportunity to learn from your mistakes, and perhaps no organization has had to go through that process more publicly and painfully than the National Security Agency. The failures that led to Edward Snowden walking out the door with a massive cache of […]

Security Teams Are Becoming Cyber Espionage Investigators
Hacking

Security Teams Are Becoming Cyber Espionage Investigators

SAN FRANCISCO–As cyber espionage has moved from the government sector into the corporate world, enterprise security professionals have found themselves needing to become investigators to deal with the threat. But without real expertise and experience with investigations, even the best security teams can miss serious compromises in their environments. “Cybersecurity professionals don’t […]

‘When Computers Start Killing People, There Are Going to Be Consequences’
Device Security, Hacking

‘When Computers Start Killing People, There Are Going to Be Consequences’

SAN FRANCISCO–The massive, rapidly expanding network of insecure IoT devices is becoming so large and unwieldy that it will inevitably attract attention from government regulators in the near future. And that’s actually a positive development, security experts say. “As everything becomes a computer, computer security becomes everything security. The beachhead […]