Tim Greene

Senior Editor

Tim Greene covers security and keeps an eye on Microsoft for Network World.

RSA 2017 hit parade: All the cool new security tools

IBM’s Watson teams up with its SIEM platform for smarter, faster event detection

IBM’s Watson teams up with its SIEM platform for smarter, faster event detection

IBM boasts that Watson can come up with a security analysis in 15 minutes that might take a person a week

Line between cyber crooks and cyber spies getting more blurry

Line between cyber crooks and cyber spies getting more blurry

Actors who steal for cash and also work on government payrolls will increase over next five years, former assistant U.S. attorney says

IRS-related phishing scams seen running rampant

IRS-related phishing scams seen running rampant

Also, Google, Dropbox, Adobe and DocuSign are being targeted by phishers, PhishLabs report says

That Hearbleed problem may be more pervasive than you think

That Hearbleed problem may be more pervasive than you think

The 200,000 devices with the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability may include commercial software you are running

Cisco scrambling to fix a remote code execution problem in WebEx

Cisco scrambling to fix a remote code execution problem in WebEx

There’s no workaround and no final patch for a critical bug that can open up users’ computers to remote code execution attacks

IBM sets up test range to practice fighting cybersecurity battles

IBM sets up test range to practice fighting cybersecurity battles

The goal of the cybersecurity simulation center is to create battle-hardened teams before they have to face real security attacks

Akamai warns: Look for IoT devices to attack during Thanksgiving, Christmas

Akamai warns: Look for IoT devices to attack during Thanksgiving, Christmas

DDoS threats including the Mirai botnet will likely surge, Akamai says in its quarterly State of the Internet/Security Report

Security blogger Krebs says IoT DDoS attack was payback for a blog

Security blogger Krebs says IoT DDoS attack was payback for a blog

Similar attacks may be a nation calibrating how strong core internet defenses really are

Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top DDoS protection services.

Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense and attacking

Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense and attacking

Some of the researchers who will be at Black Hat will show how they hack and release the tools they used to do it

Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Terrorist are developing apps that include pre-packaged encryption, DDoS, and a news feed for tech-light jihadists

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