Security Bytes:

June, 2007


June 5, 2007  2:00 PM

Playing the acquisition guessing game

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

One of the side benefits of covering shows like the Gartner IT Security Summit, RSA, Black Hat and others is that it gives us a chance to catch up with some of our sources whom we only see a few times a year. And it also is a great opportunity to get the latest industry rumors and gossip. We are in...

June 5, 2007  8:52 AM

Experts: Security software not as safe as you think

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

One of the reasons enterprises rely on layers of security products is because of the flaws that often appear in their main IT infrastructure. But according to a panel of experts at the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington, those security tools aren't as ironclad as you think. More than ever...


June 4, 2007  1:31 PM

Do we need a federal breach notification law?

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

There's been a lot of talk lately in security circles about the possibility of Congress passing a federal breach-notification bill, similar to the landmark California measure. Advocates of this argue that if state notification laws are good, then a federal law would be even better, as it would have...


June 4, 2007  10:44 AM

When cyberthieves go postal

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Like the rest of the world, the U.S. Postal Service has come to rely more than ever on the Internet to conduct business. As a result, the organization must worry about online outlaws who use its services for evil deeds. At the Gartner IT Security Summit this morning, attendees...


June 4, 2007  8:56 AM

Gartner confab looks to Security 3.0

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Today is the first full day of Gartner's annual IT Security Summit in Washington D.C., and the first order of business is the morning slate of keynotes. First up was Gartner analyst John Pescatore. Pescatore talked...


June 1, 2007  11:05 AM

ChoicePoint to pay $500,000 to settle with 43 states and D.C.

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

ChoicePoint, the international poster child for data breaches, has agreed to a settlement with 43 states and the District of Columbia as a result of the incident in 2004 in which 145,000 consumer records were stolen. The settlement requires the company to install more stringent measures to control...


June 1, 2007  4:56 AM

Can Germany really ban hacking tools?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

This week's Security Blog Log roundup starts with Germany's stunning move to ban hacking tools. I use the word stunning because I don't see...


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