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Articles by Vince Barnes 

Simplified Secure Access Management with CRYPTOCard

Delivering secure end user access needn't be a pain for your IT staff. Vince Barnes takes a look at a technology that delivers toughened security while dispensing with the complexity.

An Hour with Kevin Mitnick, Part 2

We conclude our talk with Kevin Mitnick as he provides a glimpse into the mindset of a hacker, discusses attitudes toward security spending and gives author Vince Barnes (and everyone else) a reason to think twice before taking caller ID at face value.

An Hour with Kevin Mitnick

In part one of a candid discussion with Vince Barnes, Kevin Mitnick tackles the issue of hiring hackers, talks about what is keeping him busy these days and reflects upon his past.

Extending the Protected Network Wirelessly

Adding secure Wi-Fi access to a corporate network need not be complex or costly. Vince Barnes examines an all-in-one device that streamlines wireless security and won't break the budget.

Anti-Mal 101

The relentless barrage of malware can tax even the toughest defenses. Vince Barnes kicks off a new series that turns besieged network administrators into IT warriors!

A Password Policy Primer

A weak password policy can undermine your IT department's efforts to secure the systems that host your critical data. Vince Barnes examines ways you can keep intruders from slipping past your network's defenses and offers tips on creating easy-to-remember, yet tough-to-crack passwords.

A Password Policy Primer

A weak password policy can undermine your IT department's efforts to secure the systems that host your critical data. Vince Barnes examines ways to keep intruders from slipping past your network's defenses and offers tips on creating easy-to-remember, yet tough-to-crack passwords.

The Pros and Cons of Automatic Updates

Ask any administrator and they'll tell you that maintaining a secure network is a continual juggling act. If you're considering letting your Windows server automatically download and install security updates, there are a few things you should know in order to avoid accidentally dropping any balls.

The Pros and Cons of Automatic Updates

Ask any administrator and they'll tell you that maintaining a secure network can be a juggling act. If you're considering letting your Windows server automatically download and install security updates, there are a few things you should know before either of you drops the ball.