February 2007

  • Gates to outline Microsoft's new strategy for secure computing

    Bill Gates is back at RSA. At this year's conference, Gates plans to speak about the evolution of authentication, network policies and data protection, signaling a change in his vision of a "Digita...

  • CA backup bug exploitable on Vista

    In what appears to be the first exploit for a third-party app running on Vista, a previously patched buffer overflow vulnerability in CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup has been exploited. One security ...

  • Cryptographer's Panel: Founding fathers still eager for new advances

    On the eve of cryptography's 30th anniversary, the men who invented the field say they're proud of what's been accomplished, but new cryptosystems are needed to keep on top of emerging threats.

  • Symantec chief: Consumer confidence in data protection is key to online growth

    In his keynote at RSA Conference 2007, Symantec CEO John W. Thompson said Big Yellow is ready for the shifting dynamics in the information security market, and implied that Microsoft's growing pres...

  • Rootkit dangers at an 'all-time high'

    Industry experts at RSA Conference 2007 say not only have rootkits become the weapon of choice for malicious hackers, but they've also emerged as useful tools for legitimate businesses trying to ex...

  • Cyberwar: A threat to business

    In the dark crevices of the virtual world, malicious individuals and groups are at the ready, waiting for the perfect opportunity to target U.S. businesses where and when they least expect it. In t...

  • Gates touts secure access anywhere

    Microsoft's chairman tells RSA Conference 2007 attendees that a combination of authentication and access management strategies is what it takes to protect corporate data, but information security p...

  • Vendor alliance wants PCI certification program

    Debuting this week at RSA, the Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance will provide guidance to the industry and hopes to ultimately get a PCI certification program off the ground.

  • Intrusion detection systems are alive and kicking

    IPS hasn't overtaken intrusion detection systems just yet. Senior News Writer Bill Brenner reveals what customers want when they're shopping for IDS products.

  • Vista exploitable, researcher says

    Marc Maiffret, CTO and chief hacking officer of eEye Digital Security, said he has found a way to elevate system privileges by exploiting a flaw in Windows Vista.

  • Keynoters speak volumes

    Times have changed, and RSA Conference keynote speakers no longer need cryptography and security backgrounds. This year's headliners include several rock stars of the IT industry, along with some n...

  • NAC gains traction

    Until recently, the network access control market had been all style and little substance, but at last vendors large and small are proving that NAC may be worth the investment.

  • CISOs mastering 'softer' skills

    This article examines why CISOs can no longer rely on technology skills alone and what businesses are looking for when recruiting their next information security leader.

  • RSA Conference 2007: Special news coverage

    Check out news, interviews, product announcements, podcasts and more live from the RSA Conference 2007 in San Francisco.

  • VeriSign touts benefits of Extended Validation SSL Certificates

    VeriSign and other certificate authorities (CAs) have been at the forefront of Extended Validation SSL Certificates (formerly known as high-assurance certificates), which standardize the vetting pr...

  • Web apps remain a trouble spot

    Cross-site scripting and code injection have become even bigger development issues than buffer overflows. George Hulme reports the new threats to your Web applications.

  • Developing an application security mind-set

    Baking security into applications can be a difficult process, but experts believe developing an application security mind-set can help create more secure software systems.

  • Microsoft has high hopes for Vista security

    Ben Fathi is the vice president of the Security Technology Unit at Microsoft and is responsible for the overall security of Microsoft's products as well as the development process known as the Secu...

  • A new awareness for SIMs

    Experts say the use of security information and event management systems can not only give organizations overall visibility into their network security and improve their incident response, but also...

  • When physical and logical security converge

    For an enterprise to protect itself from a broad array of internal and external threats, more companies are considering security programs that forge closer ties between the physical and logical sec...