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An award winning writer and journalist, for more than 20 years George Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. He currently freelances for a wide range of publications, and is security blogger at InformationWeek.com.
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posted in July 2009

Corporate Patch Management Lags In Maturity

7/30/2009
If one of the most important disciplines necessary for keeping systems secure is a systematic vulnerability management program, why have so few organizations reached a decent level of maturity in their patch management efforts?

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Congress Taking Steps To Secure Electric Grid

7/25/2009
So the theory goes: one strategic Electromagnetic Pulse explosion (EMP) detonation over the mid-west United States could cripple the power grid, and even stop most electronic devices from a car's ignition to medical devices to radios and TVs to PCs from functioning. So what, if anything, are we doing about it?

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Malware Counts: Uncomfortably Numb

7/23/2009
McAfee's security research group Avert Labs shows a more than doubling of malware from the first half of 2009 compared with the same period in 2008: that's 1.2 million unique malware applications up from about 500,000 in 2008. With the numbers now reaching the millions in a six-month period -- does virus and malware counting really provide us any value anymore?

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Zero-Day Hits Microsoft DirectShow

7/6/2009
Microsoft today issued an advisory to its customers warning them that a new vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is currently being actively exploited. The software vendor has issued a work-around.

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