May 29, 2014
Online ads can be annoying, but increasingly they're malicious, too. In the wake of a highly publicized "malvertising" incident last December, during which attackers were able to deliver malware through online ads published on Yahoo.com, that question is now top of mind for some. That...
May 28, 2014
Dendroid is full of surprises to assist it in subverting traditional security tactics through company-issued Android phones or BYOD. Blue Coat researcher Felix Leder takes a look under the hood of Dendroid.
May 13, 2014
Information security is about what you can make possible for the business, says Hugh Thompson, chief security strategist at security firm Blue Coat. This is the guiding principle for the company’s product development and acquisition strategy, he told Computer Weekly.
May 13, 2014
Most of us do whatever we can to avoid coming into contact with malware. Andrew Brandt spends his workdays attracting the stuff. As Blue Coat Systems Director of Threat Research, Brandt uses a "honey pot" Internet server intended to catch malware purveyors in the act. While Brandt was...
IT Business Edge
May 9, 2014
Enterprises must have real-time defenses against known threats through secure Web gateways, along with network-based malware scanning and application whitelisting. For unknown threats, advanced sandboxing technologies can analyze unknown content to see if it's malicious.
ITworld (additional syndication from CSO Magazine)
May 9, 2014
In terms of attacks based on Heartbleed, "we've definitely seen this as a proof of concept," says Hugh Thompson, chief security strategist and senior vice president at Blue Coat, which has an SSL visibility appliance that can break open SSL traffic to inspect it. He says Heartbleed...
May 8, 2014
Firms need to ensure the use of encryption to increase online privacy does not impair their visibility of network traffic, says Hugh Thompson, chief security strategist at Blue Coat.
May 7, 2014
Blue Coat’s Hugh Thompson calls for security collaboration among firms. Heartbleed is likely to have a "very long tail", with many small companies forced to patch over the coming months, according to digital security firm Blue Coat. Hugh Thompson, chief security strategist...
May 6, 2014
Fact: "There is huge variability in security standards among hotels," said Hugh Thompson, chief security strategist at Blue Coat Systems, a cyber security company in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The Financial Times (subscription required)
April 29, 2014
Napoleon may have said that an army marches on its stomach. Today’s fighting forces, though, depend just as much on electricity and telecommunications.