Robert Westervelt

Recent articles by Robert Westervelt

Serious security flaws found in Google App Engine

Serious security flaws found in Google App Engine

Researchers' test account suspended.
Robert Westervelt Dec 10 2014, 1:16PM Security
FBI warns of destructive malware danger

FBI warns of destructive malware danger

Overrides data on hard drives and wipes master boot record.
Robert Westervelt Dec 3 2014, 12:42PM Security
Regin malware monitors victims, says Symantec

Regin malware monitors victims, says Symantec

Warning issued over cyber espionage threat.
Robert Westervelt Nov 25 2014, 12:42PM Security
Symantec laying groundwork for breakup

Symantec laying groundwork for breakup

Eliminates key executive role.
Robert Westervelt Nov 14 2014, 4:56PM Security
Symantec split to cost up to US$220m

Symantec split to cost up to US$220m

Layoffs and departures to add up to roughly 10 percent of workforce.
Staff Writer , Robert Westervelt Nov 7 2014, 7:10AM Security
Symantec to face further struggles

Symantec to face further struggles

Could be vulnerable to acquisition.
Robert Westervelt Oct 20 2014, 5:00PM Software
Symantec still unsure what to do with Altiris

Symantec still unsure what to do with Altiris

Tried to sell it but failed.
Robert Westervelt Oct 20 2014, 4:45PM Security
Symantec reveals 10-point transformation plan

Symantec reveals 10-point transformation plan

From Azure to managed services.
Robert Westervelt Oct 13 2014, 11:18AM Software
Blockbuster breakup for Symantec

Blockbuster breakup for Symantec

Upheaval continues with new partner program on hold in Australia.
William Maher , Robert Westervelt Oct 10 2014, 11:52AM Security
10 security reasons Apple Pay beats Google Wallet

10 security reasons Apple Pay beats Google Wallet

Newcomer advances payment security.
Robert Westervelt Oct 8 2014, 12:15AM Mobility
Bash bug: Cisco, Juniper to issue emergency updates

Bash bug: Cisco, Juniper to issue emergency updates

Oracle, Sophos, McAfee also working on fixes.
Robert Westervelt Oct 2 2014, 7:21AM Security
Linux 'Bash' flaw dangers could exceed Heartbleed

Linux 'Bash' flaw dangers could exceed Heartbleed

Security experts urge admins to deploy patches.
Robert Westervelt Sep 26 2014, 6:20AM Security
Google follows Apple with default device encryption

Google follows Apple with default device encryption

Implements stronger data security measures for Android.
Robert Westervelt Sep 22 2014, 5:17AM Mobility
10 major security threats revealed at Black Hat 2014

10 major security threats revealed at Black Hat 2014

How hacker research is shaping infosec market.
Robert Westervelt Aug 13 2014, 6:13AM Security
AWS security prone to dangerous lapses

AWS security prone to dangerous lapses

Researcher warns of config weaknesses and app vulnerabilities.
Robert Westervelt Aug 12 2014, 9:00AM Cloud
Russian criminals amass massive stolen password cache

Russian criminals amass massive stolen password cache

Using to support its spam distribution operation.
Robert Westervelt Aug 7 2014, 7:34AM Security
Data breach cost Target whopping US$148 million

Data breach cost Target whopping US$148 million

Warning that the bill could get larger.
Robert Westervelt Aug 6 2014, 11:14AM Security
Security vendor hype can backfire

Security vendor hype can backfire

Hype can do long-term damage to vendor reputation, study finds.
Robert Westervelt Jul 22 2014, 7:25AM Security
Symantec global channel chief departs

Symantec global channel chief departs

Garrett Jones defects to cloud backup startup.
Robert Westervelt Jun 13 2014, 9:23AM Security
10 cyber threats facing the World Cup

10 cyber threats facing the World Cup

Scammers lurking around the planet's biggest sporting event.
Robert Westervelt Jun 12 2014, 10:11AM Photos

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