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Content posted in June 2006
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B&S Announces Awards
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Light Reading's Byte and Switch announces its first annual Big Bytes Awards competition
Sorry, No Naked World Cup
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
A new worm promises to show users photos of a nude soccer match, but it's a disappointing email address, sucker
New Phishing Exploits Emerge
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
Phishing experts are tracking a new school of exploits - and some of them are shark-scary
The Blue Flu?
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
It could be contagious for mobile devices, finds new survey of Bluetooth security
ESP Is CIS Certified
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
Elemental Security announced that its ESP has been certified by the Center for Internet Security for the CIS Mac OS X Benchmark v1.02
Retailers Lag on Security Standard
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Nearly one full year after credit card providers mandated compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, most major retailers still aren't making the grade
NeoScale Claims Speedy Encryption
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
To roll out tape encryption software with new performance features tomorrow
Microsoft Works Around Excel Bug
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
As Microsoft issues workarounds for last week's zero-day Excel attack, yet another hole is found in the spreadsheet program UPDATED 5:30 PM
Newcastle Uses Sealed
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
SealedMedia announced that Newcastle Building Society has chosen its software to protect the organisation's digitised intellectual capital
Applied Identity Adds Execs
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Applied Identity announced the appointment of two former Sygate Technologies executives to its leadership team
DisUK to Meet Demands
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Companies favoring optical media over magnetic tape will be able to encrypt their data 'on the fly', DisUK announced
LR Tests Wireless Mesh
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Teams with Iometrix to publish the most comprehensive wireless mesh networking test to date; Strix and Firetide platforms both show excellent results
Blue Coat Partners to Plug Leaks
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Vendors combine technologies to help create 'leak prevention' solution
Thieves Nab AIG Customer Records
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
AIG is informing customers this week about the theft of a server containing personal data on about 970,000 customers
Google Site Hosts Trojan
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
The Google Pages Web hosting service was infected with a keylogger, but so far the impact has been light
FTTH Surge Coming
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
The total number of homes worldwide that will be reached by next-generation fiber-optic networks will soar to about 86 million in 2011
Altera Provides Security
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Altera announced the availability of a comprehensive Stratix II FPGA design security solution to protect IP
Lancope Optimizes
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Lancope demonstrates version 5.5 of StealthWatch that provides detailed views of network utilization and anomalies for Cisco
Juniper & Aruba Secure Partnership
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Networking companies to take on 'mutual enemy' Cisco in the WiFi security space
DC Workers' Personal Data Stolen
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
An unprotected laptop containing names, Social Security numbers, and other data on 13,000 District of Columbia employees was stolen last week
TPM To Bolster Laptop Security
News  |  6/18/2006  | 
Centrally managed and remotely accessible, laptop-resident keys can be activated to render lost or stolen data inaccessible
Social Engineering Gets Smarter
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
Good old-fashioned schmooze still the best way to get information and access, particularly if the target works in IT
IT Not Protecting Passwords
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
Cyber-Ark has announced the results of their annual survey which illuminates the struggle to safely and easily share and manage passwords
Reef Point Lands $21M, Gets Woody
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
The security gateway company gets a new funding round, as industry vet Woody Ritchey joins as its fifth CEO
Elcomsoft Distrib Recovery
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
Elcomsoft has added Personal Information Exchange certificate support to Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery
IPLocks Locks Up $11M
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
Database security startup looks to spread its software message
Microsoft Vulnerabilities Hit Critical Levels
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
With patches out, Microsoft reveals critical vulnerabilities in Windows and associated apps
Phones Will Spur VOWLAN
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
Wireless handsets that work with conventional cellular networks and 802.11 WLANs will drive more organizations to migrate to VOIP
Tokyo Updates Suite
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
Tokyo Electron and SenSage announced availability of SenSage 3.5J
Mobile VPN Rivals Merge
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Court dates made playmates out of NetMotion and Padcom
Desktop Ports: Leakage or Lockdown
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Enterprises struggle to enforce security policies on thumb drives and other portable storage media
Spam as Personality Test
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Reflexion Network Solutions announced the results of its "Spam Personality" survey
MSOs Get Serious About IPTV
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
MSOs get more aggressive about adding IPTV-like elements to their core video programming networks, says Heavy Reading
Restricting All but the Predators
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Child-porn filters proposed in UK law don't extend to email, IM, P2P, or encrypted links, which some say undermines the whole effort
Mortgage Co Taps Promisec
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Argent Mortgage is implementing Promisec's Spectator Professional for Clientless Endpoint Security Management
Insightix Intros NAC Gear
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Insightix announced the release of its Insightix Network Access Control (NAC) solution
Elemental Unveils Framework
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Elemental Security announced a new policy framework to help federal government organizations improve their compliance with FISMA
Aveksa Adds Compliance Ware
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
Aveksa launched its business today as a provider of identity-driven, compliance automation software
Let The UBS Trial Be A Warning To You
Commentary  |  6/13/2006  | 
The trial against a former UBS employee charged with hacking the company's networks shows up embarrassing failures in UBS's security and disaster preparedness measures.

The defendant is Roger Duronio, 63, who, at the time of the crime, was a UBS PaineWebber systems administrator. Duronio is facing charges of computer sabotage and securities fraud in a federal trial in U.S. District Court in Newark t
Hacked in Mid-Air
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Flaw in next-gen air traffic control could let an attacker create as many as 50 phantom aircraft on the controller's screen
Barracuda Gets Bitten
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Email was held up for a few hours today after spam firewall vendor inadvertently sent a bad virus definition
New Terrorist Profile: Phone Users
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
For better or worse, VOIP may have just gotten its biggest shot in the arm ever
Insightix Unveils Solution
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Insightix announced today the release of its Insightix Network Access Control (NAC) solution
Bank Improves Security
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium will use VASCO's Digipass 300 to add strong user authentication to the bank's Internet banking applications
Aventail Debuts VPN
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Leading SSL VPN product company Aventail today announced an addition to its family of secure remote access appliances
Stillwater Implements PGP
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Stillwater National Bank and Trust Company has implemented the PGP Encryption Platform for company-wide encryption of confidential data
RSA to Access Mid-Sized Businesses
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
RSA's new Access Manager 6.0 is aimed at organizations under the compliance microscope
Microsoft Moves Security to 'Forefront'
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
Microsoft gives its security wares a bold new name and rolls out a new security gateway at Tech Ed 2006
Bug Hits Popular IP-PBX Apps
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
Asterisk PBX and IAXclient, two of the most popular open-source VOIP applications, are vulnerable to attack
Sensory, Eneo In Pact
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
Sensory Networks' NodalCore security acceleration technology has been selected for the Marte firewall product from Eneo Tecnologia
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