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U.S. to Triple Information Security Spending

March 13, 2002 |
Federal government spending on information security systems and services will increase from $1.3 billion last year to more than $4.1 billion in 2006, according to a report released Wednesday.
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Task Force To Explore IT's Role In National Security

March 06, 2002 |
Media research group Markle Foundation is joining forces with two Washington think tanks to form a task force to determine how information and technology can enhance national security.
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That Microsoft 'Security Update' May Be A Virus

March 06, 2002 |
Security firms Wednesday warned that another virus began making its rounds on the Net this week, and this one is masquerading as a Microsoft security update.
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It's Baaack: Virulent Worm Set to Return

March 05, 2002 |
E-mail worm Klez.E, the second most-active virus in the world, is expected to wreak havoc in networks across the globe Wednesday.
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How IT Departments Can Help Rather Than Hinder Security

March 04, 2002 |
Chubb Corp. chairman tells IT leaders that security and business continuity planning must go beyond the walls of IT to include involvement at the executive and board levels.
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Vulnerabilities Found in Popular Web Scripting Language

March 01, 2002 |
A vulnerability in the PHP scripting language, which is commonly used in Web site development, could enable attackers to execute code that crashes or disrupts Web servers.
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Security Experts to IT Pros: Know Your Enemy

March 01, 2002 |
IT managers must think like hackers to stop them. That's the premise behind a week-long seminar coming to Boston on Monday. In its fourth year, Ernst & Young's Xtreme Hacking focuses on host and network security defense.
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Updated Open Source Security Testing Manual Available

February 27, 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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New Internet Explorer Security Flaw Found

February 26, 2002 |
A group of Russian researchers has uncovered a new flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer that would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system when the victim visits a Web page or views an HTML email message.
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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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'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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Security Product of the Year 2001

February 19, 2002 |

An increase in security breaches last year caused more companies to install firewalls to protect corporate networks when employees work from home. One of those firewall products, Cisco System's PIX 501, captured by far the most votes for the Datamation Product of the Year for Security in 2001.

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What To Do About SNMP Vulnerabilities

February 15, 2002 |
Given that warnings about security vulnerabilities in SNMP have gone out to miscreants as well as the rest of the world, it is paramount that network managers secure their borders as soon as possible. Learn what steps you should take in this article.
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Design Flaw Found in .NET Framework

February 14, 2002 |
Even though it took only hours for security experts to discover a vulnerability in Microsoft's newly released security enhancement, the report's author says Microsoft developers should be "commended" for their attitude and approach to security.
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How to Choose the Right Enterprise Firewall

February 13, 2002 |
Shopping for an enterprise firewall can be a daunting task. However, with a little background knowledge, an understanding of firewall features, and knowing what questions to ask the vendors, you'll end up with just the right firewall for your organization.
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SNMP Vulnerability A 'Triple Threat'

February 12, 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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House Approves $880 Million for Cyber Security

February 08, 2002 |
Growing concerns over terrorism targeting IT infrastructure prompts Cyber Security Research and Development Act.
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GAO Slams Treasury for Insecure Computer Systems

February 08, 2002 |
The federal agency responsible for collecting and disbursing the majority of money that flows through the U.S. government is using computer systems that are highly insecure, according to a report by the General Accounting Office.
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Researchers Expect Spike In Security Spending

February 08, 2002 |
While IT spending in general is soft, analysts say worldwide spending on IT security software could rise nearly 20% this year, with security services also expected to see increased demand.
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