security

Outrageous CEO Perks: This Year's Top Picks

Thanks to public outcry and the prodding of the SEC, public companies don't throw crazy perks at their CEOs the way they once did. But execs still routinely get lavish benefits that increase their pay by millions. See our list of this year's most outrageous CEO perks.

IATA Calls For Shared Responsibility on New Security Measures

Airlines should not be forced to take full responsibility for extra security measures as governments try to respond to the discovery of bombs in air-cargo shipments last week, the International Air Transport Association said. Responsibility for new security measures should be spread through the supply chain, beginning with the manufacturer, IATA's CEO Giovanni Bisignani said.

Israel Security Chief Wary of Google Earth, iPhone Apps

Israel%u2019s domestic security chief warned that civilian Internet applications including Google Earth (GOOG) and iPhone apps, offer militant groups access to intelligence that rivals that available to government spies. Yuval Diskin, director of Shin Bet, said cyber technologies are a rising international security threat, Reuters reported.

Electronic Theft Now Bigger Problem Than Physical Theft: Survey

Reported theft of information and electronic data is now a bigger crime problem than physical property losses, according to a poll by security consultancy Kroll. More than 27% of 801 companies surveyed reported some kind of data loss, while the portion reporting physical theft fell slightly from 28% in 2009, The Financial Times said.

Indian Authorities to Meet to Discuss BlackBerry Messenger Ban

Indian officials will meet today to discuss whether to ban BlackBerry instant messenger service. India%u2019s home ministry and intelligence agencies are to meet Monday to discuss the RIM proposals, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources. Research In Motion (RIMM) said Aug. 26 that any solution would have to ensure security for communications

Research In Motion May Provide India E-Mail Solution This Week

Research In Motion (RIMM) may come up with a solution this week to allow Indian security authorities access to e-mails on the company%u2019s BlackBerry device, Reuters reported. RIM has until Aug. 31 to give security agencies the ability to track and read BlackBerry Enterprise e-mail and BlackBerry Messenger services.

Intel Secures $7.68 Billion Deal for McAfee

Chipmaker Intel surprised Wall Street Thursday with a deal to purchase security software maker McAfee. Intel said that the acquisition highlights the fact "that security is now a fundamental component of online computing."

India Meeting on BlackBerry Security 'Inconclusive'

A meeting of Indian government officials and telecoms operators to discuss restricting the use of BlackBerry services was "inconclusive", Reuters reported without naming its sources. The group met today to discuss how authorities could access data transmitted on the smartphone, which is made by Canada%u2019s Research In Motion (RIMM). Like several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, India is concerned that the encrypted service could pose a security threat.

India May Temporarily Suspend BlackBerry Services

BlackBerry services in India may be temporarily suspended if a meeting on Thursday does not address security concerns, Reuters reported. Like several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, India is asking for access to encrypted communication used by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM).

Hillary Clinton Will Work to Help Resolve UAE BlackBerry Dispute

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would work to help resolve the dispute between Research In Motion (RIMM) and the United Arab Emirates over the use of BlackBerry services. "We know that there is a legitimate security concern, but there's also a legitimate right of free use and access," Clinton said Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal. "So I think we will be pursuing both technical and expert discussions as we go."

Twitter Settles with FTC on Privacy and Security Lapses

More than a year after embarrassing, but minor, security lapses, social networking phenomenon Twitter settled FTC charges, with an interesting twist: Twitter agrees to be barred for 20 years from misleading consumers about its security.

Will Fraud Increase As a Result of the Census?

Census workers are now going door-to-door, attempting to reach those who didn't mail back their census forms. But beware: scammers may also be posing as census workers to get sensitive information or money.

Software Security Firm Double-Take Agrees to Buyout

In late 2006, software security firm Double-Take Software went public. Now, the company is going private again with a a $242 million buyout from private-equity firm Thoma Bravo, which will merge it with Vision Solutions.

Details of Facebook's New Security Features

Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more. To combat malicious attacks, phishing scams and spam, the online social network is rolling out new security features.

Symantec Doubles Down on Encryption With Two Buys

To help secure its own business future, security software heavyweight Symantec is jumping into the the encryption and data protection market with the purchase of two companies -- PGP and GuardianEdge Technologies -- for a total of $370 million in cash.

Flying High: U.S. Aviation Security Costs Keep Rising

In the recession, everyone is trying to cut costs, but that's not easy when you're in the business of national security. When a diplomat smokes in the lavatory or a lovesick student jumps a checkpoint to kiss his girlfriend goodbye, that all racks up extra security expenses. Who pays?

Homeless Man Finds Macy's Shoppers' Records

A St. Louis homeless man, trying to stay warm, stumbled on the personal information of Macy's shoppers as he was building himself a bed with trash he found in a downtown store's Dumpster. And it's not the first time that's happened for that particular store.