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Apple, Security, And Disturbing Questions
Commentary  |  2/28/2006  | 
Troubling questions are being raised by one of the few meaningful security issues to impact Apple. As InformationWeek's Larry Greenemeier points out in a blog entry, "Some say the security research community is more dangerous than the hackers they warn against" because Mac exploits are being placed directly o
Yes, Trusted Computing Is Used For DRM
Commentary  |  2/17/2006  | 
Do you trust Microsoft and the TCG more than your own employees and business partners?
The Argument To End All Security Arguments, Or Is It?
Commentary  |  2/17/2006  | 
By now you've read much of the excellent coverage we've provided of the ideas, products, and personalities present at this week's RSA Conference in San Jose. But I've saved the best for last. The notion floated at the show by heavyweights such as Gates, Chambers, and
Podcast: Interview With Eugene Kaspersky
Commentary  |  2/14/2006  | 
Yesterday, on the eve of the 2006 RSA Conference, noted computer virus researcher Eugene Kaspersky stopped by InformationWeek's San Francisco office to chat about security issues. With him were Stephen Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab, Inc. in the U.S., and Olga Kobzareva, head of communications for the Kaspersky Lab in Moscow. He had some very interesting things to say. I recorded the interview, intendi
Microsoft: About To Be KO'd In Security?
Commentary  |  2/8/2006  | 
It's been a while since the industry has seen a good David-and-Goliath fight, but you might want to line up for a ringside seat at this one. Microsoft is taking on Symantec and others in the security realm, but the interesting thing is it's not clear who the giant is in this fight--nor is it a necessarily a given which will win.
Was Gartner The IDS Market's Terminator?
Commentary  |  2/6/2006  | 
Nearly three years after contributing to a report that has been accused of sounding the death knell for the intrusion-detection system, or IDS, technology market, a former Gartner analyst stands by his convictions. While I was reporting this week's InformationWeek cover story, "Credibility of Analysts," I had asked a number of sources if they could remember a time when an analyst firm had created a stir by m


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