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Cybersecurity and the Twenty-First Century Board of Directors

Alice Korngold | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Alice Korngold

Boards and their advisors must look ahead to the greatest challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century in building the best boards and focusing their agendas accordingly.

Want to Fend Off Cybercrooks? Wear Protection!

Michael L. Berman | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Michael L. Berman

Every year at this time we anxiously await Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, hoping that this would be the year that all cybercrooks would disappear. But, as usual, our hopes have been stomped upon by the facts.

Women in Business Q&A: Roxane Divol, SVP and GM, Trust Services, Symantec

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.21.2016 | Home
Laura Dunn

As the General Manager (GM) of Symantec's Trust Services, Roxane Divol is responsible for the end-to-end optimization and growth of the Trust Services business. This business offers industry leading SSL certificates, code signing, and certificate management offerings.

Going Beyond The Numbers: Strengthening Company Culture By Leveraging Diversity And Inclusion

Cecily Joseph | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Cecily Joseph

The key to success is to forget the notion that diversity is a tactic, and instead recognize it as a company value - something that is embedded in the organization from the top down, through and through. It is how you engage with and view the world, how you do business and how you treat every employee, colleague, customer and stakeholder.

Gerry Smith

Forget Stealing Credit Cards, Now Hackers Just Straight-Up Blackmail You | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.28.2014 | Home

While hackers tried to get rich by stealing millions of credit cards from Target, other cybercriminals have quietly tried another method to make a qui...

International Corporate Volunteering: Profitable for Multinational Corporations

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Alice Korngold

People from multinational corporations head off and volunteer for weeks or months in another country, leaving their work behind for others to do. Building a better world is good for business.

Should We Blame Russia for the Target Breach?

Michael Gregg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Michael Gregg

Some of the most notorious malware that's targeted U.S. consumers, banks and retailers over the past few years has originated from Russia or former Soviet states.

Beware: Cybercrooks Are Becoming More Sophisticated

Michael L. Berman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home
Michael L. Berman

More attacks, more malicious websites and more vulnerability on the part of the average computer user.

Notorious Chinese Hacking Group Found

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 11.17.2013 | Home

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Computer security experts have discovered a group of highly sophisticated computer hackers operating f...

Why Your Next Phone Will Include Fingerprint, Facial, and Voice Recognition

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home
Tarun Wadhwa

In some ways, it's a marvel that even half of consumers bother to lock their phones. You would think the benefits would be obvious enough: by entering a few numbers, you can achieve a basic level of protection from prying eyes.

Gerry Smith

Why Antivirus Software Didn't Save The New York Times From Hackers | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.31.2013 | Home

There is a booming industry that sells computer security products to consumers and businesses. But antivirus companies have a problem: Their software ...

The Boardroom Series: You're on the Board... Now What?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The bottom line is this: Stretching yourself too thin will not allow you to put your best foot forward and splitting your time between too many boards can prove to be very challenging (even for the most experienced board members).

3 More Computer Viruses Made By The U.S. Government?

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 11.17.2012 | Home

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously ...

Are Porn Sites Or Religious Sites Riskier For Web Users? (The Answer Will Surprise You)

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home

The Internet, it seems, is always full of surprises. According to a report released on April 30 by security software firm Symantec, religious and i...

Security Firm Warns Customers Of Product Vulnerable To Hacking

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - Symantec Corp took the rare step of advising customers to stop using one of its products, saying its pcAnywhe...

Symantec Admits Source Code Was Stolen Years Ago

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - Symantec Corp said a 2006 breach led to the theft of the source code to its flagship Norton security software...

Hacker Threatens To Expose Stolen Security Secrets

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

(Reuters) - A computer hacker said on Friday it would release the source code for Symantec Corp's Norton antivirus software, citing a lawsuit that had...

Major Security Breach At Antivirus Software Company

Reuters | Nicola Leske | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

By Nicola Leske (Reuters) - Symantec Corp, the top maker of security software, said hackers had exposed a chunk of its source code, whi...

Teachers: Beware of 'Cyberbaiting'

Larry Magid | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Larry Magid

(Credit: Symantec) A study from Symantec found that 21% of teachers had either been cyberbaited or knew a teacher who had. Cyberbaiting, according...

REPORT: Top Chemical Firms Targeted In Giant Cyberattack

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - At least 48 chemical and defense companies were victims of a coordinated cyber attack that has been traced to a man in Ch...

Gerry Smith

Researchers Find New Malware That Resembles Stuxnet Worm | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

Security researchers say they have discovered a new piece of malware that closely resembles the sophisticated computer worm that sabotaged Iran's nucl...

Even Savvy Shoppers Can Get Scammed -- Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

David Gorodyansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Gorodyansky

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it's supposed to be, but as holiday shopping amps up online, so does the threat of identity theft.

Most Hacking Victims Blame Themselves: Symantec | ROBERT MCMILLAN of IDG News Service\San Francisco Bureau, IDG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Just under two-thirds of all Internet users have been hit by some sort of cybercrime, and while most of them are angry about it, a surprisingly large ...

Experts: 'State-sponsored' Worm Aimed at Power Plants & Gas-Pipelines

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Magid

Worm can attack control systems used by power plants and other facilities (Credit: Bigod via Flickr Creative Commons) Experts from leading security c...

Top 13 Dangerous Cities Vulnerable To Cybercrime (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Symantec, a leading developer of PC security software like Norton Antivirus, has compiled a list of the top 50 riskiest US cities that are the most vu...