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Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending February 13, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
The Obama administration believes new regulations set for foreign companies in China represent a "major barrier" to trade.
That's a 49 percent increase in data breaches and a 78 percent rise in data theft.
Obama's final major policy effort -- cybersecurity -- won't be greeted by the Silicon Valley leaders he was hoping for. That says almost everything you need to know.
A security researcher said the social networking giant responded and fixed the problem within two hours, signaling how important the vulnerability was.
Symantec has explored the realm of phishing kits and how they can be used to conduct professional-looking campaigns against unsuspecting victims.
The company's cyber insurance policy is likely to be exhausted following the theft of up to 80 million records.
The program, dubbed "trusted source," has seen more than 6,000 false positives fixed so far, just one week after the program started.
If you agree to Google's security check, you will be granted extra gigabytes of storage for free.
The data set has been published -- but what will the FBI have to say about it?
In one of three cloud security whitepapers released by Leviathan Security Group today, the firm revealed infosec's problematic hiring arc -- where solutions appear ruinous, at best.
Cloud security risks, and rewards: Leviathan Security today released reports on whether it's more or less secure than local storage, if data can be kept available and confidential, and whether companies can adequately hire to secure their data.
The majority of dating apps have serious security vulnerabilities that put user data at risk. And because people are online dating at work, those risks are passed onto their employer.
The Obama administration wants all corners of government to be on the same page when a cyberattack strikes. The new center will help create a "seamless" intelligence stream.
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