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  • Survey: Data breaches difficult to spot, prevent

    IT pros worry that false positives and a lack of resources are preventing them from blocking data breaches, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute. 

  • Analysts: IBM/ISS deal positive for customers

    ISS customers will benefit from IBM's vast resources while Big Blue gets a comprehensive perimeter security service, analysts say. However, long-term stumbling blocks remain. 

  • IBM to acquire Internet Security Systems

    Update: Once its $1.3 billion purchase of ISS is complete, IBM says the organization will run as a separate business unit. IBM will also develop and sell ISS' Proventia appliances. 

  • Security Bytes: Mitnick's Web site hacked

    In other news, a Trojan horse spreads using fake messages from an anti-child pornography group and data is stolen from a Nashville-based hospital chain. 

  • August patch management woes strike again

    With security authorities warning of a big potential attack against the latest Windows flaws, IT pros have several theories on why the month of August is always so much trouble. 

  • Antivirus researcher Gullotto leaves Symantec for Microsoft

    One of the industry's most knowledgeable antivirus gurus has left Symantec for Microsoft. Vinny Gullotto will be charged with forming an antivirus research unit to rival Symantec and McAfee. 

  • Symantec, Yahoo partner on security

    The deal will allow Symantec to offer client security products to Yahoo's users. It could also help Symantec gain leverage against Microsoft. 

  • Security Blog Log: Has CSI/FBI survey jumped the shark?

    Also: A sign the government may finally be getting it on information security, and Blue Pill's creator explains why the effort should be taken seriously. 

  • Symantec: Searching for a strategy?

    After phasing out some appliances and watching EMC reel in RSA, some say Symantec is strategically adrift. To correct its course, experts say it must satisfy the demand for better product integration. 

  • Russinovich now belongs to Microsoft

    Winternals and its well-known technical leader, Mark Russinovich, are now part of Microsoft. The software giant has acquired Winternals for an undisclosed fee.