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  • Security pros glean insight from '06

    Corporate acquisitions, an abundance of spam, and the White House's take on cybersecurity mark 2006. 

  • Looking back at information security in 2006

    In this special edition of Security Wire Weekly, senior news writer Bill Brenner reviews his top interviews of 2006. Highlights include Oracle's Darius Wiles, SPI Dynamic's Billy Hoffman, Dan Geer, vice president and chief scientist for security firm... 

  • Check Point gets big IDS boost from NFR deal

    Analysts say Check Point would gain much-needed intrusion detection and prevention capabilities through its acquisition of NFR Security. The deal should erase bad memories of the aborted Sourcefire deal. 

  • Websense acquiring PortAuthority Technologies

    Meanwhile: Sony BMG settles lawsuit over rootkit technology; Apple fixes a Mac OS X glitch; and Microsoft releases the first draft of PatchGuard APIs. 

  • Symantec fixes NetBackup Puredisk flaw

    An unauthorized user could launch malicious code by exploiting a flaw in Symantec's Veritas NetBackup PureDisk product. But a fix is available. 

  • Federal data security hampered by budget limits

    Cisco Systems surveyed 200 federal IT pros and found they are more confident about their security, but budget constraints and possible breaches are still a source of worry. 

  • Study: Employees still balk at security

    After years of constant bombardment with news stories about viruses, worms, phishing, identity theft and other modern nightmares, you'd think that most enterprise users would have a good handle on what constitutes risky online behavior. But a new sur... 

  • Agency improves security grades under CISO's watch

    CISO Philip Heneghan has made security a way of life for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). His work earned him a Security 7 award. 

  • Symantec to reactivate IT support discussion boards

    A year after shutting down its discussion forums for IT professionals, Symantec is set to reactivate them as part of a revamped technical support portal community coming in 2007. 

  • Tor network privacy could be cracked

    The Tor network is used by those who want to keep their IP addresses private. But new research shows that it's possible to compromise the system and unmask the user.