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Intel Acquires Computer Vision for IOT, Automotive

May 27, 2016 10:570 comments
Intel Acquires Computer Vision for IOT, Automotive

In-brief: Intel announced on Thursday that it was acquiring Itseez Inc., a San Francisco-based start-up that develops algorithms and software for computer vision. The company said it sees applications in autonomous vehicles, security and manufacturing.

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Thing Ghetto? IT Pros Envision Separate Networks for Devices

May 23, 2016 12:170 comments
Thing Ghetto? IT Pros Envision Separate Networks for Devices

In-brief: Could security, privacy and availability concerns created by Internet of Things devices end up encouraging separate “thing-only” networks? A survey of IT pros suggests that it could. 

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On Data Breaches: Is Our Employees Learning?

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Companies are doing a poor job of addressing risks posed by insiders, an Experian sponsored survey by Ponemon suggests.

In-brief: companies are doing a poor job of educating employees to prevent inadvertent data breaches and spot malicious insider activity, despite the stakes. 

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The Worm (Re)Turns, Targets Embedded Linux AirOS

May 22, 2016 09:270 comments
Vulnerable AirMax gear from Ubiquiti networks is being targeted by an Internet worm exploiting a known hole in the AirOS embedded Linux operating system.

In-brief: A self-reproducing Internet worm is spreading globally, infecting embedded systems running AirOS, Linux-based firmware that runs hardware like wireless routers and wireless access points.

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With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

May 19, 2016 12:130 comments
With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

In-brief: Afero, a startup offering a platform for Internet of Things devices, scored a $20.3 million Series A financing round, in part by promising a scalable Internet of Things platform that doesn’t skimp on security. 

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Security Ledger Archives

Conversations with a CISO (Sponsored by Invincea)

Conversation with Alan Daines of Dell Inc.

Conversation with Craig Shumard of Shumard & Assoc. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Conversation with Daniel Conroy of Synchrony Financial (Feb 5, 2015)

Conversation with Vas Rajan of CLS Bank (March 19, 2015)

Conversation with Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez (April 28, 2015)

Conversation with Jon Trull, CISO of Qualys(Oct. 14, 2014)