Sonny Discini - ALL ARTICLES - PAGE 1

Smartphones Mean Enterprise Data Security Risks

May 4, 2010
Enterprises need tools now to deal with mobile devices along with enforceable means to prevent truly sensitive data from flowing to handhelds, says Sonny Discini.
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Four Network Security Strategies That No Longer Work

February 26, 2010
Columnist Sonny Discini takes a stand against outmoded security policies and points out flaws in the conventional wisdom.
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Will Windows 7 Security Stack Up?

February 10, 2009
Fortunately, much of the improved security functionality has already made its way into the beta build. Here's a look at some of the changes for Windows 7.
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Windows 7 Security: Good, Bad or Ugly?

January 26, 2009
Unlike Vista, the IT community seems to be rolling out the red carpet for Windows 7. A look at whether the new security enhancements provide a solid footing or trip up adoption.
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Your Firewall is Blind to Web Application Security

December 30, 2008
Learn how modern infrastructures demand better insight into web applications and their inherent risks in the form of web application firewalls.
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Firewall Guide: First Steps to Securing the Enterprise

December 1, 2008
A given even corporate IT environments -- even the lowly desktop nowadays -- firewalls are a critical network security component. But new threats and changes in the way people work are forcing a re-examination of how to configure firewalls.
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Microsoft MMC How To: Hardening Desktops for Improved Security

October 29, 2008
A free-for-all user desktop environment is a recipe for malware infections, data leaks, or worse. Learn how to take control of your end-user systems with Microsoft MMC and Active Directory.
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Does NAC Finally Deliver?

October 2, 2008
Big on potential but short on adoption, NAC has faced a skeptical reception in corporate IT circles. Now Sophos, Microsoft and others are taking steps to make the security enhancing technology smoother to deploy and manage.
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Surviving an IT Budget Squeeze

June 30, 2008
Doing more with less? Some tips for surviving, and thriving, budget cuts in the face of stringent corporate responsibilities and new breeds of devious threats.
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Security Myopia and Brushes with C-Level Insanity

March 10, 2008
Network security as you know it is undergoing fundamental changes. Distressingly, after spending some time with security "practitioners," our writer discovers a sad case of C-Level shortsightedness.
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Does Zero Day Mean Zero Profit?

February 28, 2008
Don't give into zero-day panic. Most profit-driven malware relies on tried and true exploits and it's up organizations to make sure that their security technologies and processes are up to the task.
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Two-Factor Authentication, Get Used to It

February 1, 2008
Banks, e-commerce concerns and the federal government are clamoring for stronger authentication to combat theft and fraud. One company is all too happy to oblige.
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Security Crossroads: E-Discovery and Your CIRT

November 30, 2007
Haunted by the specter of e-discovery? You'll find that a well-staffed and implemented CIRT is uniquely positioned to help in your legal data gathering.
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The "IT" in Security Guard

November 2, 2007
IT staffers are donning the uniform (albeit virtually) and it's about time that businesses took notice.
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Rise of the Weaponized Rootkit

October 4, 2007
And you thought stealth was the only trick up a rootkit’s sleeve.
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Cybersecurity: Laws Only Go So Far

September 14, 2007
The U.S. government is finally taking cybersecurity seriously in the form of new legislation but businesses shouldn't expect it to become a cure-all.
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What's Walking out Your Doors?

July 25, 2007
The biggest threat to your data may not be hackers, but disgruntled, duplicitous, or just plain clueless insiders. Fortunately, there are tools at your disposal.
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Exploits For Sale

July 20, 2007
Security pros are keeping a wary eye on an auction site that tempts bug catchers with cash for their exploits.
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Antiforensics: When Tools Enable the Masses

June 28, 2007
Once the province of the computer elite, tools that thwart attempts at uncovering computer crimes are now in the hands of the rank and file.
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