BECOMING a penetration tester – or a ‘hacker’ in less polite company – is a rare thing in this part of the world, as Asian parents often push their children to become doctors, engineers or bankers.
This makes Lyon Yang (pic above), senior security consultant with Vantage Point Security, pretty much an outlier.
With apologies to George R. R. Martin, the drama around legitimate security research is starting to rival anything the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens could muster.
Hardly a month goes by without some white-hat bug hunter wedged between a vendor or government threatening legal or regulatory action against disclosures that would serve only to make something more secure. Clearly some points on this vendor-researcher-policymaker triangle just don’t get that subtlety.
Microsoft is banking on a thin and powerful Surface Book laptop and fresh Lumia phones to make Windows 10 sexy.
Windows 10 has generated positive buzz ever since Microsoft released its latest operating system software ten weeks ago. Reviews have been favorable. And Microsoft says that 110 million devices are already running Windows 10, with over 1.25 billion visits to the Windows Store.
The European Court of Justice today struck down the 15-year-old data transfer agreement between the European Union and the US. Here's how to begin to prepare for the fallout.
The annual Ponemon Institute Cost of Cyber Crime Study reports a rising cost in the U.S. and globally.
With a seemingly endless stream of breaches reported over the course of the past year, it should come as no surprise that costs associated with cyber-crime are on the rise. The annual Ponemon Institute 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, came out Oct. 6, reporting that in the United States the average annualized cost of cyber-crime is now $15 million, up 19 percent over the 2014 report.