Ellen MessmerSenior Editor, Network World, Network World

Ellen Messmer is a senior editor at Network World. She covers news and technology trends related to information security.

Malware Targeting AutoCAD Files Could Be Sign of Industrial Espionage

It was learned that the malware was stealing files and mailing them off to what appeared to be a service provider in China.

Global Payments Says Data Breach Investigation Turned up a Second Breach

This time, it's not payment card data but personal information on merchant applications.

Gartner: Network Virtualization Will Lead to Security Control Changes

Virtualization is having an enormous impact, leading to questions about the role of physical security appliances in a virtual world.

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Apple iOS Devices Have Trouble Gaining Confidence of Some IT Security Pros

Despite calls for more information about how Apple stores and analyzes the voice data it may be collecting through its Siri feature, Apple hasn't offered much explanation.

VMware VSphere 5.0 Gets Common Criteria Security Clearance

VMware today said its virtual-machine infrastructure software, vSphere 5.0, has achieved certification under what's known as the Common Criteria program.

Security Startup Vaultive Tackles Cloud-Based Encryption

Office 365 is the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications and hosted versions of Microsoft's server products delivered and accessed over the Internet.