January 2006 | Archive by Month | SearchSecurity.com | Page 5

January 2006

  • McAfee pays $50 million in accounting fraud case

    The Santa Clara, Calif.-based network security provider agrees to a cash penalty to be distributed to harmed investors, per the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

  • block cipher

    A block cipher is a method of encrypting text (to produce ciphertext) in which a cryptographic key and algorithm are applied to a block of data (for example, 64 contiguous bits) at once as a group ...

  • policy server

    A policy server is a security component of a policy-based network that provides authorization services and facilitates tracking and control of files...

  • Security Bytes: Flaws found in BlackBerry Server

    In other news, Social Security numbers of H&R Block customers are reportedly exposed and multiple vulnerabilities are found in the Linux kernel.

  • Seven trends to expect from virus and worm authors in 2006

    This threat monitor tip outlines seven emerging trends among virus and worm writers, explains why it is important to implement enterprise-wide security measures and provides tools and tactics to de...

  • Making the most of the extended SOX deadline

    In this tip, author Dennis C. Brewer explains why the SMBs who benefit from the extended SOX deadline should reevaluate where their compliance efforts stand, and advises how to take advantage of th...

  • Will Sober strike this Thursday?

    Jan. 5 is the day security researchers believe the prolific worm family will launch its next assault. Even if nothing happens this week, the threat may not be over.

  • How to convince executives to use stronger passwords

    In this Ask the Expert Q&A, Shon Harris discusses tools and tactics you can use to convince exectuives that there is a need for stronger passwords within an organization.

  • Symantec to purchase IMlogic

    The antivirus giant is augmenting its messaging security capabilities by purchasing the IM specialist. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Microsoft plans WMF fix next week

    The software giant has plans to release a patch for the extremely critical Windows Meta File glitch on Patch Tuesday, but SANS says some admins should take action sooner.

  • More from SearchSecurity -- January 2006

    Highlights from the January 2006 issue of Information Security magazine.

  • How to distribute and monitor rights and permissions

    Learn how permissions and rights should be distributed and monitored in an organization in this security management Ask the Expert Q&A.

  • New WMF worm in wild; unofficial fixes circulating

    While Microsoft works on an official patch, independent researchers are releasing their own fixes for a variety of exploits that compromise computers via a hole in the way Windows systems handle im...

  • How vulnerability management relates to critical applications

    Discover how far vulnerability management can extend into critical applications such as Oracle, SAP or Peoplesoft, in the application security Ask the Expert Q&A.

  • Secure Communications

    SSH Communications Security's SSH Tectia

  • Help From Above

    Security managers are looking to the keepers of the Internet cloud for relief.

  • Peak of Security

    IE 7.0, Firefox, Netscape: One of these browsers comes out on top—we'll tell you which one.

  • Mining NetFlow

    Your routers and switches can yield a mother lode of security information about your network--if you know where to dig

  • Layer 8: Time to call a security specialist?

    Security Obsolescence

  • Preventing Data Theft, Combating Internal Threats

    Defend against internal threats and prevent information leakage and hacker attacks with several tactics such as employee monitoring, behavioral analysis tools, encryption and incident response.