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  • IRS faulted for lax security controls, dangerous data risks

    An inspector general audit criticizes the IRS for deploying a customer data and account management system with known security vulnerabilities. The IRS tried to have the report suppressed. 

  • IT security pros face challenge during economic crisis

    Steven Katz, widely recognized as one of the first CISOs in the security industry, has been keeping an eye on the current financial crisis and company information risk management processes. Katz, a former CISO at Citigroup, JP Morgan and Merrill Lync... 

  • Hannaford breach illustrates dangerous compliance mentality

    As Executive Editor Dennis Fisher explains, the Hannaford supermarket breach illustrates how too much emphasis on compliance puts critical data at risk. 

  • Expert: Lengthy logs not always a good thing

    Regulatory compliance experts often stress the importance of detailed log keeping. But one legal expert warns too much detail can be used to stifle free speech. 

  • Reporter's Notebook: Why failing an audit can lead to success

    At Information Security Decisions, attendees discuss cash-strapped compliance efforts, the premature demise of IDS, job security courtesy of Microsoft and more. 

  • On-demand log management gets the nod

    Alert Logic says the SaaS model is a good fit for companies needing help with log management for compliance purposes 

  • Data breach costs soar

    A Ponemon Institute study indicates the costs associated with data breaches have soared and will continue to skyrocket unless companies do more to prevent them in the first place. 

  • IBM to boost security spending, push PCI DSS program

    IBM plans to invest $1.5 billion on security research in 2008. The company is also using recent acquisitions to introduce a PCI DSS program. 

  • Code Green pitches data protection for SMBs

    Sreekanth Ravi was a co-founder of SonicWall, where he and his brother Sudhakar worked to commoditize firewalls for the SMB market. Now the CEO of Code Green Networks, Ravi hopes to achieve more success in the SMB market by making data protection tec... 

  • Report: Companies still stumped by PCI DSS

    A VeriSign review of PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessments it conducted found that more than half were still stumbling on the path to compliance.