August 06, 2002TRENDS | by Sharon Gaudin, August 06, 2002
With financial and legal turmoil rocking the telecommunications industry and cyber terrorist threats looming, security analysts say companies need a backup for their telephone and Internet connections.
August 01, 2002TRENDS | by Thor Olavsrud, August 01, 2002
The President's special advisor for cyber space security tells security professionals that only software vendors and the
government should be notified of security flaws in software before a patch is released.
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.