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  • How simple steps ensure database security

    An enterprise database stores an organization's most valuable assets, and just one small mistake can lead to a data security disaster. In this tip, Michael Cobb looks at five common database vulnerabilities and the simple steps that can eradicate the... 

  • Oracle bulletins will rank patches, offer more detail

    Oracle has been criticized in the past for releasing complex security bulletins that are hard to decipher. The streamlined bulletins will be easier to digest, the company says. 

  • Symantec unveils Security 2.0 initiative

    As part of Security 2.0, Symantec unveiled new products and partnerships with VeriSign and Accenture to help customers secure their databases, manage risk and fight ID theft. 

  • Laptop security essentials: Protecting device data, even from admins?

    In this ITKnowledge Exchange thread, information security pros explain how to prevent unauthorized access, but question whether measures should be put in place to protect data from admins. 

  • PING with Suzanne Hall

    In this exclusive interview with Information Security magazine, Suzanne Hall, AARP director of IT operations and security, examines how security professionals can enable telecommuters and mobile workers while keeping their data secure. 

  • Security Bytes: Symantec patches Veritas NetBackup PureDisk flaw

    Meanwhile: Two MySQL database flaws are fixed, a study finds that many companies have lost laptops and the VA upgrades computer encryption after recent security breaches. 

  • Oracle expert warns of weakness in PL/SQL

    A well-known Oracle bug hunter says the wrapping mechanism used for PL/SQL -- the flagship language used in Oracle databases -- can be unraveled, exposing sensitive data. 

  • Litchfield: Database security is IT's biggest problem

    Black Hat: Database security guru David Litchfield unveils 20-plus IBM Informix flaws that attackers could exploit to create malicious files, gain DBA-level privileges and access sensitive data. 

  • Security Bytes: New Microsoft exploits in the wild

    The exploits target issues Microsoft patched earlier this month. Meanwhile, flaws are reported in Oracle for OpenView and a Mozilla Firefox keystroke logger is on the loose. 

  • Security Bytes: Cisco patches CS-MARS flaws

    Meanwhile, Metasploit creator H.D. Moore warns of a serious Internet Explorer flaw and Cisco may get more unwanted attention at the upcoming Black Hat conference.