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.
June 27, 2002TRENDS | by Paul Desmond, June 27, 2002
IT professionals are worried about a cyber attack against the U.S. government, with many considering such an attack 'likely' in the next year, according to survey results released this week by the Business Software Alliance.
June 21, 2002TRENDS | by Sharon Gaudin, June 21, 2002
Microsoft is working to quickly retire old, security-weak code in its Windows operating system, but users running current or old versions won't be able to take advantage of it until they buy into upcoming versions.
June 18, 2002TRENDS | by Sharon Gaudin, June 18, 2002
The latest variant on a worm designed to take advantage of a security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer collects email addresses from the Windows Address Book and uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages.
June 06, 2002TRENDS | by Paul Desmond, June 06, 2002
Outsourcing security functions is a viable option for enterprises, but the security service provider market is still maturing, so users must exercise caution and perform due diligence before selecting a provider.