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Opinion

posted in May 2009
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Pirated Windows 7 Holds Trojan: P2Pers Beware!
Commentary  |  5/5/2009  | 
A copy of Windows 7 leaked before today's Release Candidate code availability from Microsoft contains a trojan. Yet even with Windows 7 available from Microsoft's site, odds are that malware-bearing torrent copies will continue to circulate. Make sure your employees steer clear.
Pandemic Security: Is Your Business Ready For Swine Flu And Other Real Viruses?
Commentary  |  5/4/2009  | 
Whether or not the H1N1 swine flu reaches pandemic proportions, its presence should remind everyone that in addition to health issues, influenza and other sources of largescale personnel outages raise some serious business security concerns.
Time Synchronization: The Devil Is In The Details
Commentary  |  5/4/2009  | 
One of the coolest birthday gifts I received this year was a Kindle, which is letting me finally tap into the collection of unread e-books sitting on my laptop. One of them is the first in a series called "Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box." The chapter I'm reading reminded me of a pet peeve of mine that drives me nuts during incident response: time synchronization.
DAS VS. SAN
Commentary  |  5/4/2009  | 
Remember the Storage Area Network vs. Network Attached Storage debate? There were books written about it, articles and forum debates (this is before we had blogs). Eventually NAS vendors like NetApp become SAN vendors and SAN vendors either created their own gateway NAS front ends as did EMC or partnered with someone that offered a NAS Gateway like ONStor or B
Security's Past Gives Hints To Its Future
Commentary  |  5/4/2009  | 
Julius Caesar didn't see the need for a bodyguard when he went to the floor of the Roman senate on a March day in 44 B.C. That little oversight cost him 23 stab wounds and the throne of the empire. More than 1,900 years later, Abe Lincoln entered the presidential box at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. -- again, no bodyguard seemed necessary. We all know how that decision turned out.
The Irony Of Preventing Security Failures
Commentary  |  5/1/2009  | 
It used to be that we were judged by not suffering security incidents. But today everyone gets hit, so we are now judged by how we deal with a breach. But what if nothing happens because we stopped it? That may be the most dangerous option in the long term.
Security Outsourcing: The Right Move For SMBs?
Commentary  |  5/1/2009  | 
Making The Security Outsourcing Decision, a detailed and thorough report just out from our colleagues at Dark Reading, takes a hard look at what may be most important IT decision your company faces: Should you turn your security needs over to an outside company?
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