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April, 2007


April 30, 2007  9:30 AM

Security360 podcast: Endpoint encryption

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

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April 30, 2007  8:19 AM

Microsoft explains how it missed ANI

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Here's something you don't see from Microsoft often -- a detailed assessment of how it missed a big security hole. In this case the topic is the much-attacked ANI flaw and how it was allowed into...


April 27, 2007  2:10 PM

WOOT, there it is

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

We all know the security conference schedule is already overcrowded, but there's always room for another good one. The folks at USENIX this summer will be putting on a new workshop called WOOT--Workshop on Offensive Technologies--at their...


April 27, 2007  9:26 AM

McAfee making financial strides

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

McAfee has had its share of setbacks in the last couple years. There was a stock options scandal that forced a major shake-up among the top brass, and a lawsuit in which rival vendor


April 26, 2007  2:31 PM

Get ready for a NanoScan

Eric Parizo Eric Parizo Profile: Eric Parizo

One of my favorite sayings is, "You can't beat free!" It's not always true of course, but as the industry has learned from the many useful open source tools available today, free is often good enough to avoid paying for a commercial product that does the same job. So it was in the spirit of...


April 26, 2007  9:34 AM

Should PCI DSS rules be eased?

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

First Data CISO, Phil Mellinger told a group attending a recent PCI DSS conference that the PCI DSS standards should be eased to allow more businesses to meet...


April 25, 2007  11:24 AM

DHS’ Garcia wants more cooperation on software security

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

I'm out in Las Vegas this week at CA World and on Tuesday I ran into Ron Moritz. CA's chief security strategist and the former CTO at Symantec. Moritz is one of those people who is not often in the spotlight, but who works tirelessly behind the scenes on any number of industry-wide initiatives and...


April 25, 2007  8:55 AM

Lights out for Firefox 1.5

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Firefox 2.0 has been out since last fall, but Mozilla has continued to support those still using version 1.5 with regular security updates. That will stop next month, Mozilla announced Tuesday. In a...


April 24, 2007  3:23 PM

Security configuration management vendors branch out

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

The security configuration management market appears to be in flux in the last year or so. Vendors in this market provide tools to enforce compliance policies against check security configurations.

In a study conducted last year by Cambridge,...


April 24, 2007  10:20 AM

Are more federal laws the answer to ID theft?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

With a growing number of states enacting laws to deal with identity theft, a White House task force has come out with a plan to protect people at the federal level.

In a press release issued Monday on the


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