July 19, 2002TRENDS | by Sharon Gaudin, July 19, 2002
The man heading up the nation's top research institute on counterterrorism and cyber security says corporate America is vulnerable to attack, and he wants to create a team reminiscent of the Manhattan Project to tackle the problem.
While external attacks are serious enough, the threat posed by one's own employees -- whether intentional or inadvertent -- can often be much worse. But a number of software management tools can help overburdened IT staffs reduce network vulnerabilities.
July 12, 2002TRENDS | by Jacqueline Emigh, July 12, 2002
Intrusion detection systems provide reams of raw data, and plenty of false alarms. How do you assess an IDS, where do you use one, and when does a human need to step in and make sense of what it's telling you?
July 12, 2002TRENDS | by Paul Desmond, July 12, 2002
A research group expects identity theft to rise dramatically in coming years as various online credit and payment systems make it easier to conduct 'faceless transactions.' And the costs of this fraud hit businesses even harder than they do the victimized consumers.
June 27, 2002VIEWS | by Sharon Gaudin, June 27, 2002
Steve Nyman is director of information security at Pfizer Inc., the research-based pharmaceutical giant. In this Q&A, Nyman discusses what worries him, upcoming technology he's looking forward to and how government could be working better with industry.