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Content posted in December 2007
Some New Year's Security Resolutions Can Also Be Security Solutions
Commentary  |  12/31/2007  | 
Meet the New Year's security challenges -- same as the old year's security challenges in many ways. And of all of them -- vulnerabilities, cybercrime, flawed old technologies, powerful new technologies, human nature, it's that last that's the most easily addressable. And probably the least addressed.
CyberDefender To Offer Free Tech Support And Security Check December 26th
Commentary  |  12/21/2007  | 
Following up on a successful Halloween promotion, security company CyberDefender is offering another day of free tech support, security checks and setup consultation on December 26th.
Need For Security Looming Larger In 2008
Commentary  |  12/20/2007  | 
Hey, great news! Everyone's finally starting to take data security seriously. It only took what, countless thefts, misplaced laptops, unprotected networks, greedy employees, a lack of policies, and the threats of massive and costly legalities to get us all on board?

New Malware Steals Legitimate Ads
Commentary  |  12/20/2007  | 
Anti-virus software supplier BitDefender discovered a new Trojan , which hijacks Google text advertisements and replaces them with ads from a different provider. The malware, which BitDefender dubbed Trojan.Qhost.WU, modifies a computers' Hosts file (a local storage for domain name /IP address mappings, which is consulted before
New Cisco Security Report: The Scary World We Work In Is Getting Scarier
Commentary  |  12/18/2007  | 
A new state of the cybersecurity globe from Cisco (a bMighty sponsor) is plenty detailed -- and plenty scary. And it's a look at this year. Next year may be worse.
Office Workers Know About Your Security Policy. But Are They Following It?
Commentary  |  12/14/2007  | 
Hey IT managers, your office workers might say they are following security procedures. But get someone to ask them that question anonymously. Their answers might surprise -- and upset -- you.
Survey: 40 Percent Of You Still Think Your Networks Are Insecure (And You're Probably Right)
Commentary  |  12/14/2007  | 
And most of the rest of you continue to leave endpoints unguarded, according to a new survey of small and midsize businesses.
Mobile Device Security: Use 'Em, Don't Lose 'Em
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
Last week's bMighty bMobile Virtual Expo included an observation about handheld device security that was stunner: 30 percent of handhelds are lost every year.
Credit Card Security: 'Tis The Season To Be Compliant
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
When it comes to customers' credit card information, how much should small and midsize businesses be worrying about compliance this holiday season? The same as every other season -- a lot.
SANS Says You And Your Employees Are Top Security Risks. Ya Think?
Commentary  |  12/4/2007  | 
Computer security trainer SANS Institute came out with its top threats of 2007 recently, and guess what? You're on the list, and so are your employees; so am I, and, probably, so is everybody we know and most of the people we don't.


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