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Security Landscape in 2014: 11 Predictions From the ExpertsDecember 5, 2013
eWEEK | Like networking, security is one of the IT components that affects every part of an IT system, ranging from a sensor or automated machine or a human user of a device to the heart of a huge enterprise data center. Everybody who uses IT of any type has to be aware of and plan for security, especially in the hyper-connected world we share. We've come a long way from the early days of the Internet, in which most people used short, simple and easy-to-remember passwords to log in to online services, to present day, in which double- and triple-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption is common. Trends in security for 2014 include more wearable computers, an increase in Near-Field Communication (NFC) opportunities and more connected homes—which, as one of our sources claims, will bring a new measure of "creepiness" into our lives. This eWEEK slide show features perspectives from Grayson Milbourne, Webroot director of security intelligence; Jim Ivers, chief security strategist at Covata; and TeleSign CTO Charles McColgan.
Transactis Deal Adds Mobile User DataDecember 2, 2013
Daily Research News Online | UK-based consumer insight and database marketing company Transactis has announced a partnership with California’s TeleSign, whose PhoneID suite helps detect suspicious mobile phone users. Transactis combines data from multiple sources to help clients understand individual consumer behaviour, and identify risks and opportunities - and says adding PhoneID’s ‘actionable data on any mobile phone number’ into its portfolio will help clients fight fraud. PhoneID Live determines phone type, mobile carrier and phone status in real-time; whether a mobile phone is active and reachable; and geographic information, roaming status and roaming country.
Dreamforce 2013: Salesforce Promises Tougher SecurityNovember 19, 2013
Computing | Salesforce is taking security on its platform more seriously than ever, with a number of upgrades to its existing two-factor authentication on the horizon, a senior security director told Salesforce 2013 Dreamforce delegates today. Speaking at the San Francisco event, senior director of product management for security Eric Leach said that though Salesforce had already "built two-factor authentication and a higher assurance type of session into the Salesforce platform", more was to be expected to keep customers' peace of mind as online threats escalate.
This Company Ranks Your Phone Number’s ‘Reputation’ — And Might Block You If It’s LousyNovember 19, 2013
Business Insider | You're probably familiar with two-step verification via your mobile phone— employers are increasingly asking workers to sign in to their email accounts only after verifying their identity with a text code sent to their mobile phones. Now there's company that wants to use that data to assign a reputation rating to your mobile phone.
Silicon Valley Continues to Outstrip Rest of Country in Tech Investing, and It’s Not Even CloseNovember 18, 2013
Mercury News | Things are picking up in venture capital, and nowhere is that more true than in Silicon Valley. Venture firms nationwide invested $7.8 billion in 1,005 startups in the third quarter, according to the latest MoneyTree Report, compiled by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers using data from Thomson Reuters.