February 2007

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • RSA Conference 2007: Product announcements

    RSA Conference 2007: Product announcements

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Dozens of Web sites spread malicious Trojan

    Update: The same malicious JavaScript keylogger that compromised the Dolphin Stadium Web site last week was found over the weekend on dozens of other high-profile Web sites.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • New zero-day attack targets Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft says maliciously crafted Excel files may permit the execution of arbitrary code. Other Microsoft Office applications may be at risk.

  • 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.

  • WebSense: PortAuthority deal, Web 2.0 apps reflect changing threat landscape

    Websense's December acquisition of PortAuthority marries ingress and egress detection capabilities, giving the vendor a foothold in defending not only Web threats, but sensitive customer data and i...

  • Going Wi-Fi? Go safely

    Today's security professionals are forced to balance the convenience that wireless technology offers with the need to enforce a solid security policy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...