Browsing Category: Compliance

Members of We Are the Cavalry on the Perception of Security Research

Dennis Fisher talks with several members of the We Are the Cavalry project, including Josh Corman, Robert Hansen, Space Rogue and John Dickson, about the movement’s origins, its goals to promote research on topics such as medical device security and how to help change the perception of security research.

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Following Controversy, Yahoo Officially Launches Bug Bounty Program

As promised, Yahoo formally kicked off its bug bounty program late last week, aiming to correct what many in the security industry viewed as misstep after handing out a paltry $12.50 credit to a researcher in September for discovering a cross-site scripting error.

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Retailer Challenges Visa $13.2M PCI Fine in Court

Genesco Inc., a Tennessee-based shoe retailer, is taking Visa to court in what is being reported as the first case challenging fines and penalties levied by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) under which Genesco was fined $13.3 million.

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‘Six Strikes’ System Flags P2P Piracy and Throttles Broadband Connections

Categories: Compliance, Web Security

The entertainment industry is teaming with five major Internet service providers to this week launch a new Copyright Alert System that will first warn online pirates and then start to strangle bandwidth of repeat offenders.Dubbed “Six Strikes,” the new system began roll out Monday, putting consumers on notice that content owners would be monitoring for illegal downloading or uploading of copyrighted movies, music and televsion shows and notifying participating ISPs such actvitity is detected.

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