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Clinton Worm is No Anna

March 27, 2002
Two versions of the MyLife.B virus that hit last Friday apparently were done in by their own flaws.
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Startup Aims to Raise Intrusion Detection Bar

March 26, 2002
A new player in the intrusion detection field says it will soon deliver a product that combines three distinct techniques to ferret out network attacks, works over gigabit-speed links and is simple to deploy and maintain.
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CERT Warns of Instant Messaging Attacks

March 25, 2002
The CERT Coordination Center says users of Instant Messaging and Internet Relay Chat services are vulnerable to social engineering ploys that can turn their systems into platforms for distributed denial of service attacks.
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PentaSafe Brings Self-Service to Password Management

March 21, 2002
One of the most time-consuming chores that help desks have to deal with is users who forget their passwords. PentaSafe this week announced a product intended to ease that burden.
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SiteMinder Adds Management Tools, Transaction Support

March 21, 2002
Netegrity this week released a new version of its SiteMinder authorization software that expands support for authorizations of online transactions and adds tools to ease management.
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Network Security Management Market Heats Up

March 15, 2002
The market for centralized security management products will be subject to a shakeout over the next few years as larger players enter the fray and acquisitions change the landscape.
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Bush Security Chief Lays Out Cyber Security Agenda

March 14, 2002
The federal government should work with industry, academia, government agencies and other nations to devise a means of protecting critical infrastructures and punishing those who commit cyber crimes, according to the vice chair of the president's Critical Infrastructure Board.
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IBM Adds Support for 3 More Vendors to Security Console

March 7, 2002
Big Blue this week announced its Tivoli Risk Manager now supports security tools from three additional vendors: Network Associates, NFR Security and Secure Computing Corp.
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Enterprise Tool to Enable Proactive Virus Updates

March 7, 2002
Sophos, Inc. will introduce a new product, Enterprise Manager, that enables enterprises to let the security vendor proactively ship antivirus signature updates to their local servers.
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New Contender Entering Web Apps Security Market

March 7, 2002
Another player is about to enter the fray in the battle to protect Web applications. Stratum8 Networks is wrapping up beta tests of its Application Protection System, which will challenge Web security products from Sanctum, KaVaDo and Gilian Technologies.
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3Com To Deliver NIC-based Firewalls

February 28, 2002
3Com Corp. is making a push to extend security to server, desktop and, eventually, mobile computing devices with the announcement of the 3Com Embedded Firewall.
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Updated Open Source Security Testing Manual Available

February 28, 2002
Version 2 of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) was posted on the Web this week by the Ideahamster Organization, a loose confederation of security professionals.
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Surviving the SNMP Vulnerability Scare

February 26, 2002
The recent SNMP vulnerability alert will have repercussions for some time, given that SNMP exists on nearly every piece of networking equipment.
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RSA Rolls Out Authorization and Digital Signature Tools

February 23, 2002
RSA Security used the conference that bears its name to announce new security products, including a new version of its ClearTrust Web access management tool and a digital signature facility.
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Free Tool Helps Users Secure Cisco Routers

February 22, 2002
The SANS Institute and the Center for Internet Security release a free benchmark and audit tool to help users ensure their Cisco routers are configured with proper security settings.
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'Significant' Security Flaws Uncovered in Many Web Applications

February 21, 2002
Research from security consulting firm @stake, Inc. reveals an alarming number of security defects in many Web applications.
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Recourse To Release New Version of ManHunt

February 14, 2002
Recourse Technologies next week will announce version 2.0 of its ManHunt intrusion detection system (IDS), adding new customization, correlation and reporting features.
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SNMP Vulnerability A 'Triple Threat'

February 13, 2002
The vulnerabilities reported Tuesday in Simple Network Management Protocol, the ubiquitous software used to monitor and manage all sorts of networked devices, rate extremely high in the three variables used to measure the severity of a security flaw.
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CEO Survey Underscores Security Disconnect

February 11, 2002
A recent Booz Allen survey finds far too many CEOs lack a "thorough understanding" of what it takes to develop and implement a rigorous security strategy.
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