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Content posted in October 2006
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Bots Bad, People Worse
Commentary  |  10/6/2006  | 
Less than 24 hours since InformationWeek went live with its exclusive pointing to evidence of bot infiltration within computers of federal and state government agencies, the reaction has been strong. Based on feedback to my colleague Tom Claburn's blog posting and through
A Secure Channel for Customers
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
A startup is developing the means to bypass phishers and hackers with a secure link to clients
Software Secures Against USB Slurpers
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Emerging software offers enterprise control of portable storage gear
A Matter of Trust
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Some executives can afford to trust their employees, but security professionals don't have that luxury
Reef Point Expands to Asia
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Reef Point has expanded its Asia-Pacific business development efforts with the appointment of industry veterans
AirTight Powers Siemens
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
AirTight Networks provides technology for Siemens HWM HiGuard WIPS
Mozilla Patches Things Up
News  |  10/5/2006  | 
Days after Firefox's zero-day scare, Mozilla patches a new crop of vulnerabilities
HR: Carriers Gearing Up for Ethernet
News  |  10/5/2006  | 
Network operators expect a huge revenue boost from ethernet services, Heavy Reading finds
The Bot Invasion
Commentary  |  10/4/2006  | 
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, which perhaps explains the generally poor state of computer security. We'd be far better off with Cyber Security Awareness Year, observed annually, all day, every day between January 1st and December 31st. The problem is bots, malicious code that ta
Security's Rotten Apples
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
Dark Reading's 'Security Scruples' survey finds that most IT and security people maintain a strong code of ethics, but there are 'alternative views' that paint a scary picture
Stop That Email!
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
Demand is growing for products that scan outgoing email for problems, and not just among politicians
The Perils of Third-Party Patches
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
Some organizations issue security patches faster than your vendor, but experts claim benefits aren't worth the risk
T3i, Passfaces Sign
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
T3i announces a formal consulting agreement with Passfaces
Instant Message, Instant Infection
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
A new IM worm poses as a buddy warning you about a virus, then it takes over your IE homepage
PGP Delivers Solutions
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
PGP Corporation announced the availability of significant application upgrades across its portfolio
Security Takes a Holiday
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
National Cyber Security Awareness Month falls a few ornaments short of the tree
Tigers Select Lancope
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
The Detroit Tigers deployed the StealthWatch System to protect the Comerica Park network from internal and external threats
Macdonald Group Picks AppGate
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
Macdonald Hotels and Resorts has implemented a secure remote access solution from AppGate
Former Opera Exec Joins Comodo
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Identity management company Comodo names Carsten Fischer director of product marketing
Startup Secures Data for Audits
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Kinamik offers third-party certification, encryption, and storage of data, making it unassailable by hackers -- or auditors
Zero-Day: Won't Go Away
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Enterprises can expect more zero-day exploits as malware writers start to monetize their attacks
Insider: Wireless M&A Creates Shockwaves
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Shrinking margins and the need to compete for contracts from big operators are driving wireless vendor mergers and partnerships
Swift Taps SafeNet
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
SWIFT selected SafeNet as a provider of HSM and authentication tokens for its customers to use on its worldwide financial services network
Microsoft Buys DesktopStandard
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Microsoft gains group policy technology for Active Directory, but not DesktopStandard's new application security product
IP Meets Encryption
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Reconnex announced plans to integrate the Reconnex iGuard content-aware appliance with PostX's email encryption appliance
Ardence Releases v4.0
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Ardence announced the release of Version 4.0 of the Ardence Software-Streaming Platform
VPNs Replaced With Aventail
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Aventail announced that hundreds of organizations all over the world have replaced their IPSec VPN solutions with Aventail's SSL VPN
Cyber-Ark, Courion Team
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Cyber-Ark announced a strategic partnership with Courion Corporation to deliver their customers the benefits of privileged user management
Websense Unveils Report
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Report reveals increase in malicious sites using code from easy-to-use toolkits designed for criminals with no hacking experience
Citadel, McAfee Sign
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
Citadel Security Software has signed a definitive agreement with McAfee for the acquisition of substantially all of Citadel's assets
Phishers Launch Zero-Day Exploits
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
Phishers are moving to the bleeding edge, and the new PhishTank will let companies observe their behavior
Researcher Secures Grid Computing
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
New tool could help administrators quickly identify possible abuse in meshed computer environments
Hackers Feel Fallout From XSS Postings
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
After being identified as XSS-vulnerable, the NukeCops site tried to shut down the ha.ckers.org Website this weekend
Blue Coat Ships Apps
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
Blue Coat announced that it has begun to ship its new Blue Coat RA appliances for secure remote access with integrated endpoint security
MX Logic Raises Dukes
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
MX Logic is now offering a managed Web filtering and threat protection service to customers
Aventail Secures Many
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
Over 300 organizations are using Aventail Connect Mobile to securely and remotely connect their mobile workforce to network resources
Fortinet Intros App
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
Fortinet set a new industry standard for high performance, multi-threat security with the announcement of its FortiGate-3600A appliance
NEC Chooses AEP
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
NEC Telenetworx has partnered with AEP Networks to offer thin client remote access to its customers
Mantas Acquisition Finalized
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
I-flex announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Mantas
nCipher Integrates With BMC
News  |  10/1/2006  | 
nCipher integrates its Provisor User Management Suite with the BMC Remedy Action Request System to automate routine help desk tasks
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