February 2007

  • The Daily Dose: Chris Wysopal blogs from RSA Conference 2007

    In his exclusive daily column from RSA Conference 2007, security pro Chris Wysopal comments on vulnerability disclosure, and says emerging Web application technologies present many new attack vecto...

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Integration migration

    Today John Swainson, president and chief executive officer of CA, will be making his first keynote speech at an RSA conference. Since joining CA in 2004, John has focused the company on its core st...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • RSA Conference 2007: Special news coverage

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.