Computing security includes identity management to ensure proper access controls to controlled or sensitive information and permission rights for individuals to view information and data maintained by others. Security is maintained by administrators with encryption and password control and through the use of tokens or biometric devices to ensure user identity.

NewsBlackBerry, which is transforming from a smartphone maker to a mobile security company, delivered weak earnings this week but is not for sale at current stock prices, CEO John Chen says.
NewsThis is the story of a nasty piece of malware code called ZeuS, and the hunt for its creator.
NewsA key House lawmaker reprimanded the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for lacking security to prevent hackers from gaining personal data on current and former federal workers, and urged its top officials to resign.
NewsAbout the only thing rising as fast as online mischief is the stock of firms trying to thwart it.
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NewsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management fends off an average of 10 million hacking attempts a month and the attacks will increase, the agency’s director said during a hearing on cybersecurity.
NewsThe U.S. Senate blocked a proposal to shield companies from lawsuits when they share cyber-attack information with each other and federal agencies after Democrats opposed adding it to a defense-funding bill.
NewsHackers have made the energy industry a favorite target with government organizations also under heavy attack, according to survey results.
NewsThe U.S. Army temporarily shut down its public, unclassified website after it was hacked, the service said. A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for the intrusion in a posting on its Twitter account.
NewsColumbia Casualty claims a service provider did not follow minimum required practices for protecting information and did not truthfully attest to its security controls.
NewsThe Obama administration should retaliate for a cyber-attack on federal employee records that was the worst breach the U.S. government has ever suffered, members of Congress said.
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NewsThe Department of Veterans Affairs saw a 158 percent spike in data breaches in the month of April, with 987 veterans affected by the data breaches—of which almost 75 percent of those incidents involved the exposure of protected health information.
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