Security Bytes:

May, 2007


May 31, 2007  4:44 PM

Security industry consolidation – be prepared

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

The security industry is in a state of consolidation. Some experts point out that it's normal for larger vendors to fill in feature gaps...

May 30, 2007  3:32 PM

What does Google want in the security industry?

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

As you most likely know by this point, Google has recently built an in-house anti-malware team and brought the team out into the light of day via a new blog. When I read Ryan Naraine's post about the Google security team, my first reaction was,...


May 30, 2007  12:31 PM

Mobility forces Sun to open Windows

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

Had an interesting conversation with new Sun Microsystems CISO Leslie Lambert this week. Lambert is a Sun veteran having held a litany of IT roles including several line-of-business CIO titles. Lambert shared a little bit about her short- and long-term goals and they include...


May 30, 2007  11:37 AM

Mozilla to issue its final Firefox 1.5 fix

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Wednesday is the day Mozilla will release the final security update for Firefox 1.5. After that, it will nudge users to make the switch to version 2.0. The Mozilla Developer Center...

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May 30, 2007  11:30 AM

Phishing attack targets top execs

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

The Better Business Bureau has posted a warning about phishing attacks that target top executives in different business sectors. "The BBB name continues to be used in phishing scams," the organization said. "Fraudulent emails containing...


May 30, 2007  11:15 AM

Report: China preparing for cyberwar

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

If the Defense Department's recent report to Congress on China's military might is to be believed, the communist nation is going all-out to prepare for future warfare in cyberspace. According to the report,...


May 29, 2007  10:43 AM

Leadership shake-up at VeriSign

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

VeriSign -- parent company of iDefense Labs -- has a new chief executive, following the abrupt resignation of Chief Executive and Director Stratton D. Sclavos. The new president and chief executive is William A. Roper Jr., who has been a director of VeriSign since November 2003. He was most...


May 29, 2007  9:20 AM

Security researcher shocked at CIO, CISO grasp of security concepts

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

How knowledgeable is your CIO or CISO about the latest security technologies or even the most basic security concepts? Writing about her recent experiences speaking at several security conferences, security researcher Joanna Rutkowska, said in her


May 25, 2007  5:56 AM

Google launches its own security blog

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

For the last year and a half, I’ve been writing a weekly column called Security Blog Log, about what IT security pros are discussing in the...


May 25, 2007  5:51 AM

Symantec flaw blamed for university hack

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

The University of Colorado at Boulder has acknowledged that 44,998 student names and Social Security numbers were exposed to potential identity fraud when a worm attacked a computer server in the College of Arts and Sciences' Academic Advising Center. The students, enrolled at CU-Boulder from...


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