March 2004: The best of

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10.) Researcher, Microsoft spar over flaw
9.) ASN.1 exploit code circulating; universal shellcode only a matter of time
8.) Worm targets major vulnerability in ISS software
7.) Report: Zero-day exploits are nearing
6.) Crafty worm iterations cause for concern
5.) No Cone of silence for this malcode
4.) Netsky-P on the prowl
3.) Blended approach urged for emerging IM threats
2.) Microsoft upgrades Outlook flaw to critical
1.) Latest Bagle worm both nasty and sneaky


10.) ASP.NET authentication: Three new options for Web services
9.) Top 10 don'ts for smart card deployment
8.) Downstream liability makes the case for security spending
7.) Tier-1 policies overview, part two: Conflict-of-Interest, Performance Mangement, Employee Discipline & Information Security Policies
6.) Understanding malware: A lesson in vocabulary
5.) Information security in academia: Training options abound
4.) Is 2004 the year for two-factor authentication?
3.) The real deal with Sarbanes-Oxley: Perspectives for the security manager
2.) Snort makes IDS worth the time and effort
1.) Fighting browser-based spyware


  • Application-layer firewalling: Raise your perimeter IQ (Presentation with audio / Presentation without audio)
  • New directions in VPNs (Presentation with audio / Presentation without audio)


  • Downstream liability
  • 21st-century firewalls
  • Updated: Top 10 terms
  • VPNs: IPsec vs. SSL

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