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Content posted in February 2007
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Sophos Announces New CFO
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Sophos announced that it has appointed Paul Smolinski to chief financial officer, global operations
Daylight Saving Switch Won't Help Hackers
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Daylight Saving Time changes won't have a big impact on security, but some things could fall through the cracks
Data That Haunts You
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Forensics investigators still find it's easy to pull old (and sensitive) data off used hard drives
Security Outsourcing Heats Up
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Security has become one of the key drivers in the managed services market, says Harris Interactive
MessageGate, Symantec Integrate
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
MessageGate announced integration of MessageGate Archive Categorization with Symantec Enterprise Vault
ScanSafe Secures $15M
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
ScanSafe has secured $15 million in Series B financing led by Scale Venture Partners, formerly BA Venture Partners (BAVP)
Vendor Chooses WhiteHat
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
WhiteHat Sentinel provides timely, comprehensive Website vulnerability assessment of e-commerce shopping cart platform
Intamac Assists Bell Canada
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Bell Canada launches its nationwide Home Monitoring service
Die, Robot
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
If you're going to play with bots, best to know defense and offense
Courion Provides Rx
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Courion provides Rx for leading healthcare organizations requiring identity management solutions
Why Do You Hack?
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
New Dark Reading survey seeks the motives and methods behind your efforts to penetrate others' systems
Air Force Moves to Prevent Data Leaks
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
AFIOB Demonstrates Fidelis XPS Ability to Monitor and Prevent Potential Data Leakage Violations
AstraZeneca Using SAFE
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
SAFE standard and Arcot Software used by AstraZeneca to submit first digitally signed submission to FDA
Let's Wrestle for It
News  |  2/18/2007  | 
A grab-n-go with a suspect employee's laptop turns unexpectedly physical
Would You Use A Virus Writer's Antivirus Patch?
Commentary  |  2/16/2007  | 
The Chinese hacker who was recently arrested for writing and selling the Fujacks worm could be writing code to run on your corporate network. Now what do you think of that?
Modulo Intros Risk Manager
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Modulo's risk manager system enables companies to prepare IT audits in half the time with half the people
Tool Uncovers Inadvertent 'Chatter'
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Errata Security to release tool at Black Hat later this month that demonstrates 'data seepage' via WiFi
Giving Up Hope on Users
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Expect any help from end users on security? Time to get real
Insider Tries to Steal $400 Million at DuPont
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Unusual computer activity is tipoff in successful case against chemist who tried to steal intellectual property for his new employer
Data to Drown In
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
How do you keep from getting sucked under by all the management data that security systems spit out?
New Drive-By Attack Taking Over Home Routers
Commentary  |  2/15/2007  | 
Researchers at Symantec are warning users that if they haven't changed the default password on their home wireless router, they should finally just DO IT. Symantec's Zulfikar Ramzan issued a warning Thursday that hackers are lacing phony Web sites with malicious code that actually will log into and mess with your home broadband router. He's coined a term for it: Drive-By Pharming.
New 'Drive-By' Attack Is Remote
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Symantec and Indiana University researchers build proof-of-concept exploit preying on businesses and homes with broadband routers
Breach Insurance
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Enterprises investigate various insurance plans to recoup costs of security breaches, data losses
3G Card Secures Laptops
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
3G cellular-based add-on secures data in the event of malware infection, laptop loss, or theft
Colibria Picks Paradial
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Colibria has chosen Paradial as a provider of firewall and NAT traversal for Colibria's convergence solutions
Digging Into Motivation
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Or, how to blunt the bad guys' advantage and incent users to make smarter choices
Credit Union Deploys Comodo
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Spokane Teachers Credit Union has deployed Comodo's SAFE solution (Secure and Authenticated Financial Engagements) for credit unions
Encryption on the Back Burner
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
While security gets lots of attention, encryption devices still haven't caught on
Visa Summit To Explore Payment Security
Commentary  |  2/14/2007  | 
I guess I am not the only one who sees the loss of consumer trust as a major byproduct of the hemorrhaging of personal data through hacks, scams and lost or stolen equipment. Visa is concerned enough about it to co-host a security summit with Harvard Business School Publishing on the issue of "Maintaining Trust in Payments."
Visual C++ Flaw Leads To Y3K -- Seriously
Commentary  |  2/14/2007  | 
Think the software industry learned its lesson with the whole Y2K debacle? Of course not. The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week that there's a flaw in Microsoft's Visual C++ programming environment that could actually cause programs written with it to crash when we pass the Year 3000. Of course, unless today's programs are around in another 993 years, it won't be a drastic issue.
AppLabs Undertakes Testing
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
FutureBazaar partners with AppLabs Technologies for security testing
Wait for WAFs
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
Web application firewalls are a first step in getting on top of Web security - but these devices still have a ways to go
KeepYouSafe.com Goes Beta
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
Keepyousafe.Com launches free secure file transfer service
I Love You, Sucker
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
Maybe malware writers just need a hug
CheckFree to Buy Corillian
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
CheckFree has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Corillian
Getting Users Fixed
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Dark Reading roundtable addresses the value of end-user security training - or lack thereof
10 Signs an Employee Is About to Go Bad
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Worried that you might have an insider threat? Here are some warning signs
Study: Two Hacks a Minute
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Researchers at the University of Maryland show firsthand why weak passwords are a hacker's dream come true
Vendors Push Virtual Security
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Hypervisors may be the key to securing virtual data
Why User Education's a Bust
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Assume users will fail at every turn - you won't be disappointed
HR Holds Euro Ethernet Awards
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Heavy Reading's Ethernet Service Provider Awards to debut in Europe
Licensed to Surf
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Users who don't use the Web safely are a danger to others on the Internet. Is it time to force surfers to carry a license?
Cloudmark Adds Messaging Security
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Cloudmark is introducing Cloudmark Authority for Mobile Operators
Cybertrust, CoreStreet Team
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Cybertrust announced collaboration around government smart card credentialing
Acunetix: 70% of Websites Hackable
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
Acunetix revealed that on average 70% of websites are at serious and immediate risk of being hacked
Data Destruction, at Your Disposal
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
Regulatory pressure, data leakage force enterprises to look at more secure disposal practices
Vertica Bags $16.5M
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
Startup plans Linux-based database for fraud detection and data warehousing
Hifn Names CEO
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
Hifn announced that Albert E. Sisto has been appointed as the Company's Chief Executive Officer
Don't Ask, Don't Telnet
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
New zero-day telnet bug in Solaris reveals low-profile vulnerability in the OS
New Method Traps 'Fast' Worms
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
Penn State researchers devise new technique for ID, prevention of worm attacks
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