Articles by: Paul
I'm an experienced writer, reporter and industry analyst with a decade of experience covering IT security, cyber security and hacking, and a fascination with the fast-emerging "Internet of Things."

Whitehouse Taps Google Advanced Projects Lead for Software Safety Lab

June 30, 2015 12:400 comments
UL brought scientific rigor  to the testing of consumer products, such as this early electric oven.

In-brief: The Obama Whitehouse has tapped famed hacker Peiter Zatko (aka “Mudge”) to head up a new project aimed at developing an “underwriters’ lab” for cyber security. Like this:Like Loading…

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Senators Call For Help Understanding IoT

June 26, 2015 10:480 comments
Senators Call For Help Understanding IoT

In-brief: A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has openly asked for advice and counsel on the topic of understanding and securing the Internet of Things- a sign that the government is lagging in its awareness and response to the challenges posed by IoT. Like this:Like Loading…

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Study: Financial Firms Hit Hard By Targeted Attacks

June 25, 2015 12:160 comments
A graphic shows threats targeting financial services organizations vs. non financial services focused attacks in purple. (Image courtesy of Websense/Raytheon.)

In-brief: A new report from the firm Websense finds that financial services firms are being hit hard by cyber attacks, including targeted attacks aimed at luring employees into installing malicious software on corporate networks. Like this:Like Loading…

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Survey Finds Government Application Security Wanting

June 23, 2015 08:480 comments
Veracode compiled data on application scans covering 18 months in its State of Software Security report.

In-brief: A survey of web and mobile applications by the firm Veracode finds that governments are the most likely to use insecure software, as measured against the OWASP (Open of Web Application Security Project) Top 10. Like this:Like Loading…

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