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Jaikumar Vijayan

Independent Journalist & Tech Content Creation Specialist

Jaikumar Vijayan is an award-winning technology journalist with nearly 25 years of experience in IT trade journalism. He was most recently a Senior Editor at Computerworld, a publication that he was with for over 20 years. His stories have appeared in Computerworld, Information Week, InfoWorld, Network World, PCWorld, MacWorld, The Economic Times and other publications.Vijayan sepcializes in writing on information security and its impact on enterprises and consumers. As Computerworld's security and privacy reporter, Vijayan wrote extensively on malware and hacker threats, data breaches, government regulations, enterprise security technologies and services, mobile and wireless security, payment systems security, government surveillance and constitutional rights. Vijayan has also covered a variety of other technology topics including Big Data, Hadoop, Internet of Things, E-voting and data analytics.

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Log Management Is a Key Use Case for Big Data Solutions, Survey Shows

Log management for security-related purposes has become one of the biggest use cases for big data solutions, a survey by the SANS Institute shows.

Duqu 2.0 Represents State-of-the-Art New Malware, Researchers Say

The Duqu 2.0 malware tool used in the recent attack on security vendor Kaspersky Lab shows a level of sophistication rarely seen in modern malware.

Global Security Report Shows Majority of Companies Do Not Detect Breaches on Their Own

According to Trustwave's 2015 Global Security Report, the vast majority of companies do not detect their own data breaches. That's not the only concern.

Enforceable AUPs Reduce Risk to Corporate Data, Study Shows

Strict enforcement of acceptable use polices (AUPs) can dramatically reduce risk to corporate data that stems from employee Web traffic, a report showed.

Adware Identified as Second-Biggest Security Threat of 2014

Adware programs that are designed to render advertisements on end user systems emerged as the second-most prevalent security threat in 2014.

Second Sally Beauty Data Breach in 15 Months Highlights POS Threats

A data breach at Sally Beauty Holdings — the second in just over a year — highlights POS security risks currently facing businesses of all sizes.

United Airlines Launches Bug Disclosure Program to Bolster Software Security

United Airlines has become the first company in the airline industry — and one of the few non-software vendors — to launch a bug disclosure program.

New Payment Technologies Prompt Data Security Concerns

Pressure to migrate to new technologies is creating fresh data security risks for consumers, say stakeholders in the payment systems industry.

Survey Shows Overconfidence in Ability to Detect Threats on Government Networks

A new survey by MeriTalk reveals that many cyber pros may have an overly optimistic estimate about their ability to detect threats on government networks.

One-Man POS Malware Campaign Snags Data From More Than 22,000 Payment Cards

A new POS malware family is being used to steal payment card data in Brazil and the United States, according to a recent report from Trend Micro.