• Information security questions

    Hi everyone, I am new to this field as a 2nd career, previously was in mfg. engineering for a lot of years. Need some help with the following questions for a class I am taking. Need to get feedback with professionals in the field to determine what issues they think are important for information...

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  • Data vs. perimeter vs. network security

    A short time ago, author Wes Noonan wrote some tips for SearchWindowsSecurity.com about deperimeterization. He explained how security is always pitted against business needs, and perimeters have become porous because businesses require traffic from SMTP, HTTP or VPNs to pass through the firewall....

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  • ChoicePoint CISO says breach not an information security issue

    The CISO of ChoicePoint says the theft of private information on 145,000 from its databases isn't an information security issue because conmen used fraud, not hacking tools or techniques, to get the information. Anyone agree with that? Check it out:...

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  • Front-End Reporting Tools for Secure Web Service Application with MS-SQL server-2

    Hi... We are a Cdn Govt agency involved in Satellite Operations with a commercial partner based across the country. We will need to build/buy a small secure web service application for reporting purposes that will require minimal IT expertise to build or maintain, and will deliver maximum...

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  • Block IE or Internet access with group policy

    Is there any way to block Internet access with group policy? I am setting permissions for some of the machines locally to only allow certain users access to the IE executable, but that is a pain in the butt. I have: Win2k3 single domain with 2 DC's approx 50 XP Pro workstations. I'm guessing this...

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  • Developing an antivirus (efficient):for Windows:Using VC++

    I am working on a Project for making an antivirus.I have 2 other project parteners. But we don't have an guidance on how to develop the antivirus.Plz give me any relevent Information on this subject.(like components of AV,Algorithms(efficient),methods,general detection & removal of virus).(Also...

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  • Developing an antivirus (efficient):for Windows:Using VC++-2

    I am working on a Project for making an antivirus.I have 2 other project parteners. But we don't have an guidance on how to develop the antivirus.Plz give me any relevent Information on this subject.(like components of AV,Algorithms(efficient),methods,general dection & removal of virus).(Also...

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  • Internet Explorer vs. Firefox

    Hello, I'm the Assistant Editor on SearchWindowsSecurity.com. I'm looking to start a discussion about what browser people are using and why. Also, is anyone considering switching from IE to Firefox, or are your plans to stay with IE? Here's some food for thought... As of Feb. 2005, an estimated 35...

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  • Active Dir. Web Based Password Reset Tool?

    We run a native 2003 Active Directory. We have many remote users who have an AD account (without an Exchange account). Quite often we get emailed from users who are requesting password resets, or account unlocks (since we have a 5-try account lockout policy in effect on the domain). Obviously,...

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  • Information Security Awareness

    We are in the early stages of creating an Information Security program for our new company.  I would like to email monthly security tips, tidbits, etc  for Security Awareness to all employees.  Have you seen anything "catchy", grab your attention type email subject lines and/or icons, so we can...

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  • Application Access Control Management

    Is there an enterprise wide software management program that can manage access to our web-based applications, vendor specific programs located thru out the entire company, and our MS applications, including MS Outlook? In other words, we would like to control all of the various software programs...

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  • How Many Information Security Policies Do I Need?

    I need some advice from other security experts. I was recently hired to work for a small company where our data and infrastructure is at a managed hosting facility. The hosting service has a SAS 70 that is regularly audited.  My company in the past relied – almost solely – on the managed...

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  • ID Theft and National Security

    If it turns out, as I believe, that enemies of the United States are behind a lot of the major ID thefts in the US, that would mean that a lot of money is going to our enemies. Can we therefore surmise that those who mishandle our identity information, by means of their poor stewardship of our...

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  • Open IT Forum: What security-related lessons have you learned?

    What is the hardest or most costly (whether it be time, money or pride) lesson you or your company has learned regarding security? We want to hear your security-related stories, concerns and blunders in the discussion area. The most entertaining or insightful stories have 200 knowledge points...

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  • Microsoft’s Defender management and monitoring

    Can Microsoft’s Defender be managed centrally from a server? Can I review logs across the domain? Is this possible or is there a similar corporate offering from Microsoft?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Network Connection Freezes

    For some reason, at random, among 20 PCs on my network, in the morning or during the day, the network connection stops responding for both intranet and internet communications. The only solution thus far is to remove the NIC from the Device Manager, reboot the PC, and let Windows XP Pro find the...

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  • Best practices involving admin rights for user on user system

    We are currently in the middle of figuring out the approach we are going to take in regard to a user having admin rights on their system. Typcially we set up a new user as an administrator on their system when they are logged into the domain. They don't have a local admin account on the system,...

    Kevins740 pointsBadges:
  • Found Trojan.ByteVerify on my computer

    Hi All, Symantec recently discovered Trojan.ByteVerify on my computer. I run system checks weekly and am always cautious about the e-mails I open, the web sites I go to and what I click on, so I was pretty surprised to find I had a Trojan. It was quarantined and removed, but I'm worried about what...

    jwise41020 pointsBadges:
  • Lost QSECOFR Password and DST QSECOFR is disabled.

    I have a 170 at V5R1 and I have lost the QSECOFR password, and the DST QSECOFR has been disabled. I do have access to other DST profiles and can access SST, which allow me to modify the MI code if I wish. Anybody have any suggestions as to how I can regain access to this box, in any way, without...

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  • User Auditing/Journaling

    I'm new to security on the AS/400 (730). We need to have a record of what program a user calls through our ERP system or what objects are changed and who changed them. I've read some on journaling but not sure if that will work for what we need. Suggestions? Thanks Mark

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