Articles By Matt Hines

Keys to building a better IT security team

Good help is hard to find, and in the world of IT security, there's little question that finding the right people to defend your operations and corporate reputation is a cornerstone to achieving

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Matt Hines

Brand jacking causing huge damage to corporate reputations

Phishers, cyber-squatters, and other online fraudsters continued their assault on well-known corporate brands over the last 12 months, increasing the burden on the companies being targeted and further frustrating consumers.According to MarkMonitor's annual

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Matt Hines

Why Web 2.0 sites pose a security threat to SMBs

Even as social networking darling Facebook prepares a version of its online networking application aimed specifically at enterprise users, legions of security experts are getting behind the idea that the sites represent a

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Matt Hines

More Mac malware attacks expected

As Apple continues to grow its worldwide market share and the company's products find their way into more business environments, attackers are certain to follow and create greater volumes of exploits aimed at

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Matt Hines

Honeypot project seeks to entrap more hackers in 2008

An innovative malware honeypot project backed by a leading consortium of IT security experts is preparing to re-launch its global sensor network early this year in an effort to dupe more cyber-criminals into

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Matt Hines

Facebook hack lures with false Web 2.0 promises

Researchers at security gateway vendor Fortinet have uncovered an adware-distribution scheme being carried out on the Facebook social networking site considered to be the first attack propagated on the wildly popular online portal.Disguised

Published on: January 7th, 2008 Matt Hines

Security startups cash in on botnet scourge

A small group of IT security startups are hoping to cash in on the rise of the botnet scourge as businesses -- telecommunications carriers and Internet service providers, in particular -- seek new

Published on: January 4th, 2008 Matt Hines

Consumers to drive mobility

Businesses hoping to maintain tight control over future adoption of mobile technologies should open their minds and embrace the notion that consumer devices will continue to filter their way into the workplace, whether

Published on: November 17th, 2007 Matt Hines

Data protection a “contradiction in terms”

SAN FRANCISCO - Experts gathered for the ongoing InfoWorld Enterprise Data Protection Forum in New York Tuesday said that companies need to get a better handle on all the factors that make their

Published on: June 27th, 2007 Matt Hines

Google buys its way into antivirus: report

Google has reportedly jumped into the antivirus market, snatching up browser-based security software maker GreenBorder Technologies for an undisclosed amount of money. While the search giant has yet to offer official comment on

Published on: May 29th, 2007 Matt Hines