Former White House security advisor Howard Schmidt on Wednesday announced the formation of the Global Council of CSOs, a group of 10 security experts that will address issues of national security, business continuity and technology development.
When IT pros start adding up the real costs of addressing security vulnerabilities, they may be in for an unpleasant surprise. It's enough to make them demand better quality software -- or at least, it should be.
A recent META Group study underscores what many of us already knew: email is now a more important business communications tool than the telephone. If that's the case, then email security must be an increasingly important priority.
RAT, Commercial RAT, Nuker, Mail Bomber, IRC War. No, these are not the handles of players in some ultra-violent computer game. Rather, they are 'pests,' and they are a growing security problem, according to PestPatrol Inc.
With a series of announcements over the past couple of weeks that culminates later this month with a joint announcement with RSA Security, PKWare is making headway on its vision of seeing the ubiquitous ZIP format used enterprise-wide for file encryption as well as compression.
In what amounts to the first tangible fruits of its acquisition of the Gauntlet firewall from Network Associates nearly a year ago, Secure Computing announces a new 'hybrid' firewall and an appliance for managing hundreds of distributed firewalls.
ActivCard announces software that integrates multiple authentication techniques to simplify the process of providing secure, single sign-on access to enterprise systems and applications, as well as to Web sites and resources outside the control of IT.
Remote access vendor Aventail unveils an SSL-based VPN appliance it claims ups the ante in the 'clientless' VPN market, with features enabling it to replace more complicated IPSec-based VPNs for remote user access to networks.
The recently passed Cyber Security Research and Development Act aims to provide nearly $1 billion for various forms of security research and scholarships. But it's no sure bet that Congress will vote to fund the legislation.