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CSI/FBI Security Survey: Questions Behind The Numbers

April 30, 2002 |
Despite average losses of more than $2 million each, only one-third of companies reporting computer crimes this year contacted law enforcement authorities, according to the annual security survey. What were the other two-thirds thinking?
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Hacker Duo Attacks Another Federal Site

April 29, 2002 |
This time, the pair posts communications logs and personal information of U.S. Department of Defense employees. In light of a reported CIA advisory of planned hacking attacks from the Chinese Army, the security breach takes on an ominous undertone.
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McAfee Buyout Derailed Again

April 25, 2002 |
The on-off-on-off acquisition of McAfee was canceled again after accounting inaccuracies were found in Network Associates' 1999 and 2000 financial statements.
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Employee Abuse of Internet Rampant

April 24, 2002 |
A recent Computer Security Institute/FBI survey reported that 78% of companies polled detected employee misuse of their Internet access privileges. Read about what some IT managers have done, and what you can do to address this problem.
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AOL's AIM Puts Browser Security in Danger

April 23, 2002 |

Here's another reason to look wearily at installing a public IM client on a LAN-connected PC -- the AIM client secretly forces an unsafe change to Internet Explorer browsers

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New Klez.G Email Worm Targets Outlook, Express

April 22, 2002 |
A new variant of the Klez.E mass mailing worm allows an email attachment to be executed by merely viewing the email message in unpatched versions of Microsoft Outlook Express or Outlook.
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Security Wake-up Call: Hackers Deface U.S. Navy Site

April 22, 2002 |
The U.S. Space and Naval Ware Systems Command was defaced Monday morning with what appeared to be screenshots of database files taken from a major airline and bank. The hacker group claiming responsibility said it shouldn't have been that easy.
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Microsoft Patches Vulnerable SQL Servers

April 19, 2002 |
Redmond moves to squelch a buffer overrun vulnerability affecting SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 database software.
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Limiting Risks in Corporate Wireless Networks

April 19, 2002 |
With wireless hubs an entry point for enterprise security risks, it's imperative to adopt policies and security measures that limit the chances your network will be compromised.
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A Push For New Security Benchmarks

April 15, 2002 |
The Center for Internet Security hopes to ease enterprise policy compliance with a new suite of security benchmarks that brings cut-and-paste simplicity to network device configuration.
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Report Casts Pall On Security Industry (But Don't Fret Yet)

April 11, 2002 |
Network security's days in the limelight are over, according to a recent report from ICA Syndicate. Before you go looking for a new career, though, it may be helpful to first cast a wary eye on some of the report's findings.
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A Busy Month for Viruses

April 02, 2002 |
While computer users guarded against two new viruses (Bound, Caricature), two old ones were (Klez, Badtrans) wreaked havoc last month, according a ranking by security specialist Sophos.
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New Enterprise Focus: Building Security Teams

March 28, 2002 |
Security spending at most organizations accounts for somewhere between 2% and 20% of the total IT budget, according to Giga Information Group, and more of this money is being spent on personnel.
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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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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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Rise of the Chief Security Officer

March 25, 2002 |
Even before Sept. 11, many companies were hiring a top executive specifically to oversee their IT security needs. Since the attacks, that trend has accelerated.
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Chief Security Officers' Pay Varies Widely

March 21, 2002 |
CSOs in the financial services industry can expect to earn significantly more than their counterparts in utilities, manufacturing and other fields, a new report shows.
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Oracle Servers Overrun With Security Flaws

March 15, 2002 |
The Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC) Friday warned of nearly 20 vulnerabilities discovered in Oracle servers.
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Network Security Management Market Heats Up

March 14, 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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