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Execs break their own rules when it comes to mobile policy

As awareness of the security risks around corporate mobile devices grow, the number of Canadian companies employing mobile device management (MDM) tools has jumped. However, a recent survey indicates that the leading violators of mobile security policies are company executives. In an online survey of 500 information security professionals from all industry sectors across Canada, Telus Corp. found that 45 …

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New financial reporting format to enable data sharing among company watchdogs

NEW DELHI: The government hopes to improve surveillance of companies through the introduction of a new financial reporting format that will make data accessible to all regulators. The new reporting tool, mandatory for large companies from July, will help the government prevent financial frauds like the Satyam scam, as filings made by a company before its primary regulator will be …

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Hedge fund boss accused of spying on employees

The woman was, in fact, Laura Merts, a Dutch spy, who was trained in “unarmed combat” and “counter-terrorism” and who had been hired by Ms Ambrosiadou to spy on them, he says. The woman “went out of her way” to befriend the couple and quickly became a trusted family friend, spending Christmas with them and often looking after their young …

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Qakbot virus risks creating powerful botnet

The latest version of Qakbot has spread amongst corporate computers, leading security firm Symantec to issue a warning that companies need to beware of the bot’s worm-like propagation. Between early April and early May, Symantec researchers saw the number of Qakbot-infected computers jump to more than 200,000, much higher than average, according to a report (http://www NULL.symantec NULL.com/connect/blogs/w32qakbot-under-surface) released by …

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Ground Labs to Present at Visa Security Summit 2011 in Jakarta on Cardholder Data Discovery for Merchant PCI Compliance

SYDNEY, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ground Labs, the renowned developer of the leading cardholder data discovery tools Card Recon and Enterprise Recon, has confirmed its sponsorship of the Visa Security Summit 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. As part of its corporate sponsorship, Stephen Cavey, Director of Corporate Development for Ground Labs, will speak in a focus session on Tuesday, May …

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Can Macs beat PCs in the corporate world?

New York – Apple computers are making big gains with business customers, helped by a “halo effect” from the tech leader’s ubiquitous iPhones and iPads The iPad and iPhone may get all the buzz, but Apple’s recent success has extended to another item: the Mac. Sales of Apple computers have grown faster than sales of PCs for the last five …

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Cisco Accused Of Helping Chinese Police Track Dissidents

Networking equipment maker Cisco and its top executives were sued last week in San Jose, Calif., for allegedly providing censorship and surveillance technology to China in violation of the Alien Torts Statute. The Alien Torts Statute allows individuals to file claims in U.S. courts over violations of the law of nations or a U.S. treaty. It has become a tool …

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Most corporate network devices carry known security vulnerability

Organisations worldwide are not keeping up with new security threats, according to a new research report by the global specialist IT services and solutions provider Dimension Data. Findings of the report ‘The Network Barometer Report 2011′ indicate that more than 73 per cent of corporate network devices analysed by Dimension Data during 2010 were carrying at least one known security …

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Corporate spying in India: The tools they use

Hacking   Hacking is one of the most favourite tools of anyone trying to gain access to secret information. There are three types of hacking: Remote, systems and physical. Remote hacking is when an attacker enters the network remotely and without any special privileges. After securing access to administrative or higher level, the hacker steals the confidential information. System hacking …

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HP’s chief executive linked to journalist probe

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has for the first time been linked to an elaborate sting operation targeting a CNET News.com reporter that lies at the heart of the company’s attempts to determine the source of a boardroom leak. The Washington Post reported on its Web site late Wednesday night that an internal e-mail sent by HP Chairman Patricia Dunn indicated …

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